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The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. II. A.D. 1066 to A.D. I307.


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. II. A.D. 1066 to A.D. I307.
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CONTENTS OF VOLUME II. CHAP. I.—FROM A.D. 1066 το A.D. 1087. piai William marches to London for his coronation—He distributes the lands of the English nobles anions; his principal followers—The English nobles fly to Scotland—Edgar Atheling takes refuge hi Η angary—The princess Margaret marries Malcolm—The sons of Sweyn invade England—William becomes tyrannical—The oppression of the English by the Normans—William invades Scotland ; receives the homage of Malcolm—Great abases in the church— Quarrels between William and his eldest son—An earthquake in England—Henry, emperor of Germany, is excommunicated—The family of William—He founds and endows monasteries—Dies, and is succeeded by William Rufus 1 CHAP. II.—FROM A.D. 1088 το A.D. 1100. Many of the nobles prefer the chum of Robert—Prudence of William —His coronation—He makes war on Robert—Malcolm does homage to him for Scotland—Death of Malcolm—A great council is held at Clermont—The first crusade—Valour of Robert, and of Tancred, and Bohemond—Robert mortgages Normandy to king William—Alexius, emperor of Constantinople—Soliman is defeated —Nice is taken, and Antioch—Siege of Jerusalem—King William is killed, and succeeded by Henry—Baldwin is crowned king of Jerusalem—Robert returns to Europe 16 CHAP. III.—FROM AJ. 1101 το A.D. 1135. Treaty between Henry and his brother Robert—Dispute between Henry and the church of Rome about investitures—The Crusaders take Cawarea—Victories of Baldwin—Robert comes to England— Is taken prisoner—Anselm, the archbishop, holds a great council —The emperor Henry throws pope Pascal into prison—Tancred dies—The nobles swear allegiance to Henry's eldest son, William —War between Henry and Louis, king of France—The order of Knights Templars is founded—Henry's sons are drowned in a storm—Henry marries again—The Normans fortify their chief cities—The Christians make themselves masters of Tyre—The emperor Henry dies—The empress Matilda marries Geoffrey of Anjou—Henry, afterwards Henry the Second, is born—Death of Robert of Normandy—King Henry dies—Stephen succeeds 28

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