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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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slew a great many of the common people between the wood called SSernfootte and the .town of 9n(e6bur». After that, uniting with a great effort, they invaded several provinces of the English, and harassed them with cruel ravages, carrying off a countless quantity of booty from different places. But king Edward having collected a multitude of armed men, attacked the pagans in a hostile manner, and having put them Co flight, pursued them as they fled, and slew Togleas, their general, and his son Mannan, and his brother, as they were flying, and took the greater part of their army prisoners, and bound them with chains; and after this, the power of the pagans began by degrees to diminish. The same year, Elfleda, queen of Mercia, marched upon Canterbury in a hostile manner, and besieged it, and took it, and put to death a great part of the Danes who were in it. About the same time, king Edward besieged Colchester, and took it, and slew without mercy the pagans who were in it, with the exception of a few who saved themselves by flight. After this, the king marched to Maldon, which was besieged by the pagans, and drove them from before that town, and slew many thousands of them as they fled. Then, the king proceeded to Huntingdon, and restored the town and the castle, and left an armed band ; and after the interval of a few days, he repaired the walls of Colchester, and placed a garrison of warlike men in it, and assigned them a regular pay. Then the Danes who were scattered throughout England in many places, seeing the power and wisdom of the king, willingly submitted to him, and elected him as their lord and protector. The same year, Were tan, bishop of Sherborne, died, and was succeeded by Ethelbald. A.D. 919. Elfleda, queen of Mercia, and sister of king Edward, a matron of extraordinary wisdom, died, in the eighth year after she had governed the kingdom of Mercia by herself, with a vigorous and just government. And her body was carried to Gloucester, and honourably buried in the church of the blessed Apostle Peter. She left as the heiress of her kingdom, an only daughter, named Algiva, being her legitimate child by Ethelred, the viceroy of Mercia. And finding that she had received a' grievous injury at her birth, and being overmuch alarmed at it, for nearly forty years while she lived after that event, she withdrew herself from her husband's bed, and from all carnal connection with him, refusing any longer

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