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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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A.D 1264. SIMON DB MONTFOBT ENTEES WALE8. neither able to strike a blow with the sword nor to recognize their usual strength in their blows. What was Edward to do, who, when all his soldiers were dispersed in this manner, remained alone, as it were, on the field of battle ? Therefore he returned to the priory of Lewes, and put off his revenge to a more favourable time. But the following night a peace of some eortwas re-established between the king and the barons, and Edward, with the consent of his father, and Henry, son of the king of Germany, were given as hostages for peace, and committed for a tnne to safe keeping in Dover Castle. But the king of Germany himself was placed as a prisoner in the Tower of London, and the rest of the captives were shut up in castles in different places. And perhaps the evils of this war, and the calamities and miseries of this day so terrible and so very bitter, and of this sedition thus excited, and of this war between fellow-countrymen of the same land, may have been portended by the signs which in the preceding year were seen in the firmament on the fifth of August ; also, on the thirtieth of July, as has been related in a previous chapter. Three days before the battle, the greater part of the city of London was treacherously burnt by a fire which broke out at Westcheap. The lords Marchers of Wales, by name Roger de Mortimer, James de Andeleg, Roger de Clifford, and Roger Leyburn, Hamond Strange, and the knights of Turbeville, with many others, who had lately escaped from the battle of Lewes before mentioned, having assembled their forces, stirred up war in the Marches, and endeavoured to resist the barons. Therefore, Simon de Montfort, having united himself in friendship with Llewellyn, prince of Wales, went into those countries with a large army, and entered the castles of Hereford and of the Hay ; giving up all the territories, estates, and domains of Roger de Mortimer to fire and devastation in every direction. But Hugh de Mortimer was compelled to surrender himself to the barons, giving up his castle, which is called Richat, and his other estates to guardianship, and entrusting them to John Fitz John; and the castle of Lodelawe was also surrendered. From thence the united army of English and Welch advanced to Montgomery, where the aforesaid Roger and James made a deceitful peace (as it turned out afterwards) with the barons, giving and receiving hostages on both sides. But the earl of

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