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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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-Av.D. 640. THXODOBTJ8 XLBCTSB POPI. .built and dedicated churches, Birinus laboured to bring the seeds of Divine worship to bear fruit in them. A.D . 636. Sigebert, a most Christian man in every respect, sand one of great learning, succeeded to the kingdom of the East .Angles. He, while his brother Eorpenwald was still alive, had the sacraments of the faith administered to him while he was i n exile in Gaul. And, as soon as he began to reign, be laboured to make his whole nation a partaker of them, and established schools of learning in various places, in order that th e uncivilised inhabitants might become acquainted with the charms of literature. At last, he renounced the world, and became a monk, leaving the throne of his kingdom to his kinsman Egric. A.D. 637. Severinus was appointed to the chair of Borne, and filled it two years, four months, and twenty-nine days. About the same time, Audoenus, the referendary of Dagobert, the king, flourished in Gaul, and he was called by this title, because all public documents were brought back (re/erebantur) to him to be confirmed by the ring or seal of the king. A.D. 638. Saint Laudo flourished, who was the master, from his childhood, of Lambert, afterwards bishop and martyr, and so led him into the way of truth. A.D. 639. John became pope, and filled the Roman chair one year, eight months, and nineteen days ; and the see was vacant a month and thirteen days. A.D. 640. Theodoras was elected as the successor of John, and filled the Roman chair six years, five months, and eight days ; and the see was vacant fifty-two days. The same year, Eadbald, king of Kent, at last departed this life, and left two sons, Ermenred and Erconbert, heirs of his temporal kingdom, but the younger one, Erconbert, cunningly supplanted his brother in the kingdom, and deprived him of it. And then usurping it himself, he reigned gloriously for twenty-four Îeare and some months, for he was the first of all the kings of Sngland who ordered the idols to be destroyed throughout his whole kingdom, and a fast of forty days to be observed. And that his orders might not be easily despised by any one, he ordered condign punishment to be inflicted on all transgressors. And he had a queen named Sexburga, daughter of Anna, queen of the East Angles, by whom he had a son and daughter, named Egbert and Ercongoda. Likewise, in process of time, there were born to Ermenred the sons Ethelbert and Ethelred, of whom we shall speak at the proper time. But the

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