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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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pope from whom Gregory received permission to depart and preach to the Angles, but he was afterwards recalled, as the people behaved tumultuously, and was ordained the seventh A.D. 576. A famine attacked Rome, and many of the Romans fled to the Lombards. But Tiberius, who was afterwards emperor, sent a quantity of corn from Egypt, and delivered Rome from scarcity. A.D. 577. Tiberius obtained the Roman empire, and reigned seven years. And as he was very Uberai to the poor, God permitted him to find many treasures. The same year, Fretheulph, king of the Bernicians, died, and Theodoric succeeded him, and reigned seven years. A.D. 578. Saint Germanus, bishop of Paris, by his death went to adorn the heavenly regions. The same year, AureUus Conan, king of the Britons, died, and Vortiper succeeded him, and reigned three years. And he, being an enemy of the Saxons, triumphed gloriously over them several times. The same year, after Una, king of the East Angles, from whom the kings of that province are called Uffingi, TitiUus, his son, succeeded to the kingdom. And TitiUus was the father of Jtedwald, who was the tenth in descent from Woden. A.D. 579. Pelagius became pope. He occupied the Roman chair ten years, eight months, and ten days. And the see was vacant six months and twenty-five days. A.D. 580. Fire was seen to run along the heaven. About this period, there were continual irruptions of the Britons and Saxons into one another's territories. For CeauUnus took Bedcanford castle, which is now called Bedford ; and other fortresses also, namely, Lienbury, Aylesbury, Bensington, Heneaham, Gloucester, Cirencester, and Bath. And his name became very illustrious. A.D. 581. Pope Pelagius determined that nine prefaces only ought to be sung at mass, and abolished the daily sentences which were used to be repeated. The same year, Vortiper, king of the Britons, died, and was succeeded by Malgo, a most excellent man, eminent for his orthodoxy, valiant in arms, and excessively Uberai ; but being enervated by the disease of Sodom, he made himself odious to God and men. He also reduced six islands of the ocean, which joined his province, under his dominion. A.D. 582. Gregory the teacher was sent by pope Pelagius to

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