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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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sails, anchored off the coast near Totness, and beeieged the city which was then called in the British language Carpenhnelgoit, but which is now called Exeter. Then, when seven days had elapsed, Arviragus arrived, and engaged the Romans in a battle ; and when each army had received a great deal of damage, by the mediation of Oevuisa, the daughter of Claudius, the generals were made friends. Then Vespasian returned to Rome, and Claudius remained in Britain. After this, Arviragus began to hold a senate, and to exhibit such proofs of honour and liberality that his fame was celebrated throughout all Europe. On which account Juvenal is related to have addressed the emperor in the following manner, speaking of Romulus, who had been taken : 1 1 Then you will take a king, or else, perhaps, Arviragus will fall from off the pole Of the Britannic chariot." A.D . 53. The Emperor Claudius disinherited his son Britannicus, making him incapable of succeeding to the Roman empire, and adopted Nero, the husband of Octavia, his daughter, as his successor. And not long after, Claudius died by poison. A.D . 54. Nero, the fifth emperor beginnkig from Augustus, having attained the sovereign power, reigned there ten years and eight months. He shewed himself not only the follower, but even the surpasser of all the sins and wickednesses of his uncle Caligula. In the first year of his reign, Anianus undertook the presidency over the church of Alexandria, as successor to the Evangelist St. Mark. A.D . 55. Festus, having been appointed by Nero, succeeded Felix as procurator of Judea. By whom Paul the Apostle was sent bound to Rome, where he was detained for two yean in free custody. A.D . 56. A man of the name of Loagius, who had former^ been a soldier of the governor Pilate, and who at the tkne of our Saviour's Passion was converted to the true faith by a miracle, and who afterwards at Cesarea, in Cappadocia, was instructed by the Apostles, and made a bishop, finished his life by martyrdom. A .p . 57. Paul is said to have travelled as far as Span, and to have left Trophius at Aries, and Creacene at Vienne» whe were both disciples of Ins, to preach the gospel in these places.

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