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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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turasi vigil in the church, he had yielded up his limbs to sleep, saw a man stand by his side of lofty stature, and shining with heavenly brilliancy, who addressed him by his name, and said, " Brother Edmund, brother, Edmund, I am king Oswin, who lies buried in this church, unknown to all men. Arise, therefore, and tell the pontiff JSgelwin to seek for my corpse beneath the floor of this oratory, and when he has found it, not to neglect to bury it more honourably than it has hitherto been in the same oratory." Edmund, therefore, awoke, and being rejoiced at the vision, went, at early dawn, to the pontiff, and with due reverence related to him all the circumstances of the vision. And the pontiff, when he heard the story, exulted with exceeding triumph, and came joyfully to the place, and there he found a great number of people collected from remote parts of the country, who, at the command of the prelate, having all first duly offered up prayers, began to dig up the floor of the oratory ; and after having thus employed a great portion of the day, though they sought, yet they found nothing. Then Edmund, being agitated at die injury sustained by the saint, took a spade and struck the earth vigorously in a place where they had been all digging a long time, and having repeated his blow, he struck against a flat gravestone ; and dragging back the stone, he joyfully discovered the precious relics. Then the most holy body was raised by the prelate, and washed by his own hands, and wrapped in a clean cloth, and honourably buried in a more dignified spot in the same church. And the water in which his most holy body had been washed, was, by the command of the bishop, poured forth in a corner of the oratory, and was afterwards very beneficial, not only to men, but also to animals, in restoring them to health ; and the dust being infused in water and drank, delivered many men from various kinds of diseases, and restored them to their former health. And all these things were done on the tenth of March, in the four hundred and fourteenth year after his passion. The countess Judith, the wife of Tosti, who, when the bishop went forth to prosecute this search, had entreated of him to give her some portion of the holy relics, received as a present from him a great part of the hair of the holy martyr, m an entirely uninjured condition. And she, prompted by pious devotion, wished to confirm certain unbelievers in the faith. Therefore she ordered a large fire to be kindled in the

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