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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.

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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.
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A.D. 112. The Jews simultaneously, and as if under the influence of frantic rage, rose in insurrection in different nations of the world, and carried on most atrocious wars, until they were put down by deserved slaughter, according to the command of the emperor. A.D. 113. Vetus, bishop of Vienne, who had been one of the disciples and hearers of the apostles, was very eminent for his confessions of faith and doctrine. A.D. 114. Phocas, bishop of the city of Cynope, endured martyrdom most gloriously ; and his sacred remains were carried to Vienne, a city of Gaul, and there placed in the church of the Holy Apostles. A.D. 115. doillus, the king of the Britons, had an only son born to him, whom he called Lucius, and who was born to the great joy and exultation of his father, because he had begotten him in his old age, when he had given up all hope of an heir. A.D. 116. Justus was discharging the office of priest at Alexandria. A.D. 117. Trajan died at Seleucia, a city of Isauria, and the Romans burnt his body, and buried his ashes in a marble column. CH. IV.— FBOM A.D. 118 το 284. Hadrian succeeds Trajan—Rebuilds Jerusalem—Lucius king of Britain—Antoninus Pius—The Heresy of Valentinus—Galen —Dispute about the day of Easter—Poly carp—Marcus Antoninus—Two Emperors at a time—Commodus—Irenaus—The Britons are converted to Christianity by Faganus and Deruvianus—Pertinax—Severus—He comes to Britain—Is slain there —Tertullian—Bassianus—Macrinus—Alexander—The Heresy of Sabellius—Origen—Maximus— Gordian—Philip—Decius— Gallus—Valerian— Gallienus—Cyprian—Claudius—Aurelio» —Tacitus—The Heresy of the Manicheans—Probus—Cams. A.D. 118. JElius Adrian became master of the Roman empire, and he reigned twenty-one years. He was the son of the cousin of Trajan, a man of industry and discretion, and one who was easily moved to mercy. A.D. 119. Adrian the emperor regulated the republic with most just laws, so that he was called by the senate the " Father of his Country." He was learned in both the Latin and Greek


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