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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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father had granted him ; and from thence he proceeded to Aquitaine, where he vigorously repressed a rebellion of some of Ids barons. The same year, pope Anastasius died, and was succeeded by Nicholas, bishop of Albania, who took the name of Adrian the Fourth. He was a just and religious man, an Englishman, as to his nation, deriving his origin from parents of noble birth, in the district of St. Alban'β. He invested the church of St. Alban'β with especial privileges, so that as the blessed Alban is the proto-martyr of England, so his abbot also should be the first among the abbots of England in order and dignity. The same year, peace was made between Louis, king of France, and Henry, duke of Normandy, on these conditions. The king gave up to the duke, Yerneuil and Nouveau Marché, and the duke gave him two thousand marks of silver for the reparation of the injuries which the king had suffered. The same year, the holy anchorite, Wilfrid de Heselberg, whose life and death would require a special treatise, departed to the Lord. The same year, Stephen, king of England, an illustrious soldier, and a man of the most pious mind, died on the twentyfifth of October, and his body was reverently buried in the monastery of Feversham, which he himself had built from its foundations. And when Henry, duke of Normandy, heard of this event, he came to Barfleur, and there he waited one whole month for a fair wind, and on the seventh of December he set sail, and arrived in England, and on the nineteenth day of the same month, which was the Sunday before the Nativity of our Lord, he was anointed king at Westminster, by Theobald, archbishop of Canterbury. The same year, Reginald was appointed abbot of Reading. CH. V.—FROM A.D. 1155 το A.D. 1189. Frederic is elected emperor—Henry prepares to invade Ireland— Henry subdues Wales—War between England and Scotland— A new coinage is issued in England—Thomas à Becket is made archbishop—Malcolm of Scotland does homage to Henry— The council of Clarendon—Slaughter of Christians in the Holy Land—Quarrels between Henry and Becket—Henry has his eldest son Henry crowned—"Sedition of the younger Henry —Death of Becket; he is canonized—Henry invades Ireland, and is acknowledged king of the country—William, king of

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