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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. 1265. PUNISHMENT INELICTED ON THE LONDONERS. 439 Peter, and Peter in Christ's vicar, and in Clement, the successor of Peter, Christ their God and Prince ; now, with the blandishments of their praises and approbation, bedaubed the wall which had been built by the rebels against the king, and which the apostolic authority in the beginning of his new work ordered to be demolished, not considering, as they ought, with what privileges and honours the Roman church had decorated them, which being yet a small plant in its order, and transplanted from the valley of Spoleto, the said king had cherished, and cultivated, and watered, allowing it to grow to be a perfect and a wide-spreading vine in so many castles and cities. Would that, all spurious shoots being cut away, the branches may receive due increase, and repay their cultivator grapes, and not wild grapes for the future. Therefore, the battle of Evesham having been thus gallantly fought, the king and the nobles of the kingdom assembled at Winchester, and ordered that the richer citizens of the city of London should be thrust into prison, that the citizens should be deprived of their ancient liberties, and that the palisades and chains with which the city was fortified should be removed, because the citizens had boldly adhered to Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, in contempt of the king and also to the injury of the kingdom ; all which was done, for the more powerful citizens were thrown into prison at the castle of Windsor, and were afterwards punished with a pecuniary tine of no inconsiderable amount. All liberty was forbidden to the citizens, and the Tower of London was made stronger by the palisades and chains which had belonged to the city. After this, a sentence of confiscation was pronounced at Westminster, on the feast of the translation of the blessed Edward, against the king's enemies, whose lands the king bestowed without delay on his own faithful followers. But some of those against whom this sentence was pronounced redeemed their possessions by payment of a sum of money, others uniting in a body lay hid in the woods, living miserably on plunder and rapine ; the most powerful and mischievous of whom was Robert, earl Ferrare, who was restored to the full possession of his property, on condition that if ever he departed from his loyalty to the. king, he should lose his earldom. About this time, Guy and Simon, sons of the former earl of Leicester, escaped from prison and from custody, and went

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