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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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indeed, was true ; but he was deceived in his opinion* and conjecture as to who the false king was, for he interpreted the prophecy according to his own wish, as if it concerned the emperor Henry. But that emperor fought a severe battle against the Saxons, in which he slew the false king of Saxony, whose name was Radulf, with many other princes of Saxony. The same year, the town of Newcastle on the Tyne was founded by king William. William, archbishop of Rouen, held a council at Lisseber. An earthquake, accompanied with terrible noise, took place in England. A.D. 1081. William, archbiehop of Rouen, held a council at Lisseber, at which king William was present, with many bishops and princes. The same year, a great earthquake, accompanied with a terrible subterraneous noise, took place all over England, in a manner contrary to the usual course of nature ; and it is believed that it happened as a sad omen of the changes of decrees, and laws, and regulations which took place in the before-mentioned council. Martian, the historiographer, a man, forsooth, of great authority, has written chronicles extending from the nativity of Christ to this time. A.D. 1082. Marian, a Scot, a lineal descendant of the holy Bede, examined all the books of that venerable saint, and many others, and endeavoured to resemble him in purity of life and learning. This Marian, beginning his chronicles with the nativity of Christ, carried them on, giving a true and full account of everything to this year, taking especial pains to correct the errors in chronology as to the years that had elapsed during the lifetime of our Lord. For the diversity of opinions on this subject had created suspense in thé minds of the elect. Queen Matilda died, and King William became more tyrannical. A.D. 1083. Queen Matilda died on the thirteenth of April. She was rather old, and the wife of king William, and the daughter of Baldwin, count of Flanders, and she was buried at Cadomum, in the monastery of the holy Virgin Mary; which she herself had built from its very foundations, and had nobly endowed. The same year, king William sent his justiticiary throughout the whole of England, through every county, and commanded him to enquire and make diligent investiga

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