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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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Α.Ό. 918. RAVAGES OF THE DANES. took place on the borders of Luitonia and the province of Hereford. Laudo became pope of Rome, and occupied that see for six months. A.D. 915. John was appointed to the Roman See, and filled it four years, two months, and three days. The same year, Phlegmund, archbishop of Canterbury, died, and Ethelm, bishop of Wells, was translated to the see of Canterbury, and Wolfhelm was ordained bishop of the church of Wells in his stead. In which year, also, Werferth, bishop of the Wiccians, went the way of all flesh, and was succeeded in his bishopric by Ethelhune, abbot of Berkeley. The same year, Elfleda, queen of Mercia, built the towns of dfafcetfburp and $É arti) am. The same year, the pagans invaded the territories of the South Britons, and destroyed everything throughout that district with fire and sword, and took Camelee, the bishop, prisoner in {rrfjinefilu, and carried him off to their ships, but not long afterwards king Edward ransomed him for forty pounds sterling. After this, the same pagans invaded the provinces of Hereford, Worcester, and Gloucester, and challenged the people of those counties to come forth to battle ; and a terrible battle took place, in which there fell on the side of the Danes, Other, the brother of the Danish king, and duke Ronald, with the greater portion of their army. The same year, king Edward, surnamed the Elder, went to fiufingefjam, where he caused fortifications to be erected on each side of the river Q3U. The same year, Cuthard, bishop of Lin disfarne, died, and was succeeded by Mildred. A.D. 916. Laudo was elected pope of Rome ; he filled that see for one year. In this year, too, Elfleda, queen of Mercia, built the three towns of Cherenburch, Weadburch, and Runcofa. A.D. 917* John was created pope. The same year, king Edward built a castle at the borough of Maldon, and entrusted it to a garrison of eoldiers. A.D. 918. King Edward founded the towns of Towcester and Wiggingemere, and filled them with an armed garrison. But the pagans marched in a hostile manner upon Towcester, and endeavoured to take it. They, on the other hand, who were within, with the aid of the people of the province, defended themselves manfully, and put all the besiegers to flight, who then invaded the county of Buckingham, taking men prisoners, and carrying off the cattle as booty ; and they also

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