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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER
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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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER
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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ingdon, of Walton, of Groby, of Stedsbury, of Hay, and of Threat, and a great many more, to be levelled to the ground, in revenge for the injuries which the lords of those castles had often done the king. After this, the king, by the advice and consent of his son, appointed justiciaries over six divisions of the kingdom, six in each division, who swore to preserve to all the inhabitants their rights unimpaired. The same year, Joanna, the king's daughter, being about to marry the king of Sicily, was given up to her husband at Saint Giles's, on the ninth of November. Hugh Petroleon, the business of his legateship having been terminated, returned home across the sea. Also, king Henry the Second gave his younger daughter in marriage to the king of Apulia, and on the twenty-seventh of/August she sailed to her new country. Richard, earl of Strigoli, died. WiHiam, earl of Arundel, died on the twelfth of October, at Waveriey, and was buried at Wymondham, of which place he was the patron, on the nineteenth of October. Waiter, the prior of Winchester, was appointed abbot of Westminster. The same year, the secular canons were removed from Waltham, and regular canons were introduced in their stead, but it was towards the end of the year, and the business was not entirely completed in this year. The third prior of Merton died. Frederic came to the feet of pope Alexander to make satisfaction. A.D . 1177. The church of Waltham was restored to the regular canons, and the rule of the most blessed Augustine, the great doctor, most honourably established and maintained tlferein ; and indeed that church of Waltham from that time' forth evidently went on prospering and increasing as well in temporal as in spiritual matters ; and this business was successfully completed in this one year. But it was commenced on the vigil of Pentecost. Philip, count of^Flanders, and Philippe of Grandeville, went to Jerusalem. The emperor Frederic came, and threw himself at the feet of pope Alexander, to make satisfaction for his transgressions, and thus the schism that had existed was terminated. The same year, a most violent storm of wind tore up trees from their foundations and buildings by their roots, and did almost irreparable damage to many things. This year also, the king of England having arrangea everything in his territories according to bis pleasure, on the eighteenth of


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