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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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the sons of the king of England. And he gave a part of the money which he had collected to the nobles above mentioned, but retained no small portion himself for his own expenses, and reserved the greatest portion of all to be at the disposai of the pope. CH. XXI.—FROM A.D. 1273 το A.D. 1283^ A general council is held at Lyons—The pope praises king Edward, who is on his way to England—Letters are received by the pope from the emperor Palœologus—The Greeks reunite to the Latin church—Edward arrives in England—Is crowned—Summons Llewellyn, prince of Wales, to attend him at Westminster—Invades Wales—The Tartars overrun the Holy Land—Llewellyn is hilled in battle—The massacre of the Sicilian vespers—David, brother of Llewellyn, is killed, and Wales entirely conquered and united to England. Of the escape of Gaston de Bieme. A.D . 1273. Edward was tarrying in the district of Onienne, where he found a noble named Gaston de Bierne, his own kinsman, whom he thought a most faithful friend to him, a most subtle traitor ; so he took him prisoner, and then guarded him with more honour than he deserved ; and so he, riding one day with his keepers for the sake of exercise, mounted a destrier horse, which he had cunningly procured, and fled away, finding a multitude of his armed followers at no great distance. Edward immediately pursued the fugitive, and took his castle, but not himself. The countess of the Lemoisin. too, resisted Edward, refusing him the homage and other services to which he was entitled. This year, about the time of the feast of Saint Michael, Henry de Sandwich, bishop of London, died, and was succeeded by John de Chishulle, dean of Saint Paul's. Concerning the council of Lyons under pope Gregory the Tenth. A.D . 1274. On the first of May, a great council was held at Lyons, under pope Gregory the Tenth, which lasted from the day before mentioned to the seventeenth of July. At this council the lord the pope commended Edward to all there present, saying that the Holy Land would have been utterly lost if he had not speedily gone to its assistance. In this council the pope enacted that, for the seven years next following, a

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