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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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connection with the crime committed at Canterbury. He also resigned on the greater altar, those customs for which the blessed Thomas had contended to the death. William, abbot of Beading, was appointed archbishop of Bordeaux, and was succeeded at Beading by Joseph. The same year, because o f the obstinacy of earl Robert, who persisted in his opposition to the king, the noble city of Leicester was besieged and destroyed by king Henry, and the wall, which appeared impregnable, was utterly destroyed all round. The king also united the eldest daughter of Hubert, count of Maurienne, who had been borne to him by the relict of duke Henry, in marriage to his son John, surnamed Lackland, a boy hardly seven years of age. The same year, Roger, abbot of Beckenham, was elected archbishop of Canterbury, but being a man of very strict notions of religion, he absolutely refused the office. Therefore, Richard, the prior of Dover, and a monk of the same church, was elected in his place. This year, also, Rudolph de Warneville, the sacristan of Rouen, and treasurer of York, was appointed chancellor of England. Mary, the sister of the blessed abbess, was made abbess of Berkingham, her own character justifying such an appointment, and the king commanding it. King Henry having invoked the aid of the blessed Thomas, subdues all his enemies. A.D . 1174. Roger de Molbray deserted his fidelity to the king, and repaired a castle which had long since fallen to decay in the island of Axholme. But a multitude of Lincolnshire men crossed over in a vessel, and laid siege to the castle, and compelled the constable and all the soldiers in it to surrender, and destroyed the castle. The same year, on the last day of April, when the king of England had heard that the army of his son Richard had occupied the city of Saintes, he took with him the people of Poictiere, and proceeded to deliver that city. This year also, the king took in the larger church at Lincoln, sixty soldiers, with engineers, and a very great number of his enemies of other lands, who had made a castle of the church, and polluted it with feastings and other abominations. The king, invoking the aid of the blessed martyr Thomas, bestowed on the church of Canterbury forty pounds of yearly revenue towards the providing of candles. On the day of Saint Sylvester; it being the Sabbath, God

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