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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.
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130 MATTHEW OF WESTMIKSTEB. A.D. 28. at which the emperor was indignant, and threw it down on floor. But the artist picked the bottle up from the floor, which had become bent like a vessel of brass, and taking a hammer out of his bosom, he beat the bottle into shape again. When he had done this, Csesar said to the artist, " Is any one else acquainted with this manufacture of glass?" And when he had affirmed with an oath that no one else understood it, he ordered him to be decapitated, lest, if the art became known, gold might come to be esteemed as clay, and all the value for the precious metals entirely destroyed ; because, in fact, if glass vessels could not be broken, they would do better than either golden or silver ones. A.D. 22. King Cymbeline, in whose reign our Lord was born, died in Britain, and was succeeded by Guideline, his son, who disdained to pay the Romans the usual tribute, a thing which none of his predecessors from the time of Julius Cassar had dared to attempt. A.D. 23. Tiberius Cassar summoned a great number o f kings before him, and sent none of them back to their kingdoms, but reduced all their kingdoms into provinces, and appointed procurators where there had been kings. A.D. 24. Valerius Gracchus was sent as procurator of Judaea; who thinking all gain to be piety, openly sold the office of high priest, and removed Annas, and appointed Ishmael high priest A.D. 25. The ninth year of àie reign of Tiberius Cassar. The theatre of Pompey was burnt, in the fifteenth indiction. A..D. 26. Gracchus, the procurator of Judaea, removed Ishmael the high priest, and appointed Eleazar, the son o f Annas, in his room. A.D. 27. The same procurator removed Eleazar, and ap« pointed Simon high priest. A.D. 28. Simon is removed, and Josippus, who is also called Caiaphas, appointed in his place. After which event Valerius returns to Rome. There was a certain king, by name Tyrus, who had a carnal knowledge of a certain damsel named Pila, the daughter of a certain miller, by name Atos, and who compounded one name out of the two, and gat the son whom the damsel bore the name of Pilatua. Whd Pilatus was three years old, Pila sent him to the king. Bs the king had also a son by his wife, who was very near!

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