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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. 468. Clodoveus,1 king of the Franks, slew Alaric, king of the Goths, ten miles from the city of Poictiers. And his son Almaric escaped and fled to Spain. A.D. 469. King Clodoveus subdued Toulouse, the Santone*, and all the land of Aquitania, and driving out the Arrian Goths from these countries, caused the Catholic Franks to dwell in them. A.D. 470. Silvian, a presbyter at Marseilles, addressed to Claudian, a presbyter at Vienne, a book which he had written, being an exposition of the latter part of Ecclesiastes. A.D. 471* Simplicius was elected to the Roman chair, and occupied it fifteen years, one month, and six days. A.D. 472. Hilary, president of the church at Arles, a charitable man and lover of the poor, flourished as a teacher of the Holy Scriptures. A.D. 473. Aurelius Ambrosius provoked Hengist and his son Osric, surnamed iEsc, to war in Kent, and marshalled twelve battalions of Britons in the place which was afterwards called Wipedefiete, where the battle raged a long time with great vigour on both sides ; and no small quantity of blood was shed ; but the victory was doubtful, and the battle so disastrous, that for a long time afterwards the Saxons never dared to enter the territories of the Britons, nor the Britons to enter Kent. But the Saxons, who lost there among other men a great prince named Wiped, called the field of battle Wipedefiete in memory of him. A.D. 474. Claudian, a presbyter of Vienne, flourished, a man very learned in ecclesiastical matters, and a subtle disputant. A.D. 475. Prosper, of the district of Aquitania, dictated some epistles against Eutyches, who had adopted erroneous opinions on the subject of the9 real incarnation of Christ, and on free-will. A.D. 476. Hilary, bishop of the city of Rome, ordered that the clergy should not wear the dress of the laity, and forbade presbyters to have concubines. The same year, when Clodoveus, king of the Franks, was fighting against the Alemanni and his army was being terribly cut up, he raised his eyes to heaven, and Our Chronicler antedates Clodoveus or Clovis. He began to reign A.D. 481, and he was only fifteen when he succeeded his father, Childeric. (See Gibbon, c. xxxviii.) And the date of the defeat and death of Alaric, who was not the great Àlaric, is A.D. 507.

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