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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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A.D. 76. The Picts who had come with Roderic into Britain, haying no wives, asked the Britons to give them their daughters and kinswomen in marriage. But when they were refused, they crossed over the sea into Ireland, and bringing back women out of that country, they begot children who were all after their own likeness, men of moderate stature. A.D. 77. The people who derived their origin from the Picts and from the Irish/begun to be called Scots, as a people made up of different nations. For that is called " Scot" which is collected from many things into one heap. [Moreover, that land which was formerly called Albany, now gets the name of Scotland from the Scots. A.D. 78. Marius, king of the Britons, departed this life, and left Coillus, his son, as his successor. He having been brought up in Borne from his infancy, was much beloved by the senate. For he paid the tribute which was demanded of him, and ruled his kingdom in peace and tranquillity. A.D. 79. John the Evangelist was accounted very eminent in the church of the Bphesians. For having founded seven churches in that city, the names of which we read in the Apocalypse, he took care to ordain suitable ministers in* all of them. A.D. 80. Vespasian died at Borne of a flux of the belly, in the seventeenth year of his reign. But some say that he died of a violent attack of fever. A.D. 81. Titus, the son of Vespasian, succeeded to the empire, and reigned two years, and as many months ; a man admirable for every kind of virtue to such a degree, that he was called the love and delight of the human race. He was so merciful in his government that he shed no blood whatever, but dismissed some men who had been convicted of conspiracy against him, and retained them in the same intimacy with himself as they had previously been. A.D. 82. Titus was passing the second year of hie reign. He built an amphitheatre at Rome, and at his dedication he killed five thousand wild beasts. He was also so far the most eloquent man of his day, that he pleaded causes in Latin, and composed poems and tragedies in Greek. He also said that he had lost a day, when one had passed in which he had done no good. At last he died in the city of Rome, to the great grief of all the citizens.

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