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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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with the greatest bitterness of spirit, he cursed all his barons, instead of bidding them farewell ; and in this manner, poor, and deprived of all his treasures, and not retaining the smallest portion of land in peace, so that he was truly called Lackland, he most miserably departed from this life on thé night following the next after the day of Saint Luke the Evangelist. And because this John made himself detestable to many persons, not only on account of the death of his nephew, Arthur, but also on account of his incontinence, by which he violated the treaty of the marriage bed, and of hie tyrannical conduct, and of the tribute with which he bound the kingdom of England under perpetual slavery, and of the war which his misdeeds provoked, he scarcely deserved to be mourned by the lamentations of any one. The following are the territories which John lost, by his cruelties and oppressions, and various fornications and injuries, which he did not desist from doing to every one. First of all, the duchy of Normandy, the county of Blois, the county of Maine, Anjou, Poitou, the Limoisin, Auvergne, anc) Angoulême. And all these districts at one time belonged to king John. Besides this, he subjected England and Ireland to the payment of tribute, and never recovered any of his losses to the day of his death. This John had the som and daughters whose names are mentioned below. Henry, Richard, earl of Cornwall, Edmund, Isabella, Eleanor, and Johanna. CH . VIIL—-FROM A.n. 1216 το A.D . 1225. Henry the Third succeeds to the throne—The English defeat the French who support the claim of Louis—Peace is made —Louis leaves the kingdom—Pope Innocent dies—The siege of Donnetta—Persecution of the Albigenses—The princess Johanna marries Alexander, king of Scotland—Quarrels break out again between the king ana the barons—Death of Baldwin, emperor of Constantinople. The coronation of king Henry the Third. BU T when John, king of England, was dead, the legate Guaio and many of the nobles of England met at Gloucester. And as Westminster, which, according to the custom of the king νητ ΤΤ K"

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