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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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t * A.D. 111. ANTIOCH DESTROYED BY AN EARTHQUAKE. 157 . A.D. 99. Trajan succeeded to the Roman empire, and reigned nineteen years, six months, and fifteen days. In his time, John the Apostle being ninety-nine years of age, went to Christ, having delivered a discourse to his disciples who were present. A.D. 100. Trajan subdued many nations on the other side of the Danube, and reduced Germany on the other side of the Rhine to its former condition. A.D. 101. Trajan occupied Seleucia, Ctesiphon, and Babylon ; and was the first man, since Alexander, who marched as far as the borders of India. A.D, 102. After the death of the blessed Clement, Anacletus sat in the Roman chair, and occupied it nine years and ten months. And the see was vacant thirteen days. A.D. 103. Trajan put in operation a persecution against the Christians, and Simon, the son of Cleophas, bishop of Jerusalem, was crucified, and succeeded by Justus. A.D. 104. Saint Ignatius, bishop of the city of Antioch, was brought to Rome, and given to wild beasts to be devoured, on the first of February. A.D. 105. Alexander, bishop of Rome, received the crown of martyrdom, and is buried at the seventh milestone from the city, on the Numantine road, on the spot where he was beheaded. A.D. 106. The aged Zachariah, bishop of the church at Vienne, received the crown of martyrdom. And his predecessors, of whom the first was Crescens, and the next Martinus, were disciples of the apostles. A.D 107- Pliny the orator and historian, who among other judges had been sent to prosecute the church, inflicted severe death on no one, but, as soon as he was appointed, moderated the original edict by rescripts of a more gentle tenor. A.D. 108. The golden palace at Rome, which had been built b y Nero, was burnt by a sudden conflagration. A.D. 109. The Pantheon at Rome, which Domitian had built to the admiration of all men, was burnt by lightning. A J). 110. An earthquake destroyed almost the whole of the city of Antioch, and many other cities also in different parts o f the world. A.D. HI . EvaristuB, the sixth pope, succeeded Anacletus, the bishop of the Roman see, and governed the church fourteen years.

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