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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 

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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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206 MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER* A.3. 426. Goths, who were commanded by Atavulf ds, the husband of Placida, from Narbonne, and compelled them to retire into Spain. A.D. 418. Lucian, the presbyter, flourished with great distinction. He wrote a treatise on the revelation of Stephen, the proto-martyr, andof his companions, in the Greek language; which afterwards Avitus, a Spanish presbyter, translated into Latin. He also sent by Orosius the remains of the blessed Stephen to the western nations. A.D. 419. Anianus, bishop of Aurélia, flourished, who by his prayers delivered the citizens of Aurelia from the Huns. A.D. 420. The Britons, unable to endure the hostile attacks of the Scots, Picts, and Norwegians, sent to Rome requesting aid ; and a legion is immediately sent to them, which slew a vast multitude of the barbarians, and expelled them from the borders of Britain. After that, for the sake of repelling the enemy, they built a wall between the two seas, which* however, as it was made more of turf than of stone, was of no use to the Britons in their works, without a commander. For presently, when the Romans departed, the enemies whom I have spoken of arrived again in ships, and cut down, laid waste, overthrew and destroyed everything that they met with. A.D. 421. Pharamund became king of the Franks, and he reigned eleven ^ears. Again the Britons implored assistance from the Romans, who came and drove the enemy back to the sea, and uniting themselves, the Britons made the wall solid with stone, and extended it from sea to sea ; they also all along the shore of the southern sea placed numerous towers at intervals, and fortified the country ; and then bade farewell to their companions, as not intending to return again. A.D. 422. Zozimus was made pope. He sat in the Roman chair three years, eight months, and twenty-five days. And the see was vacant eleven days. A.D. 423. Jerome the presbyter ended his life in sanctity, the last day of September, in the ninety-first year of his age. A.D. 424. Macharius, an Egyptian monk, was eminent for wonders and virtue. A.D. 425. Boniface was appointed pope. He occupied the chair at Rome three years, eight months, and thirteen days. And the see was vacant nine days. A.D. 426. Severus, the presbyter, by name Sulpitius, who

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