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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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days in a certain abbey, belonging to the Cistercian monks, which is called New Fosse. He was a native of Champagne, the son of the count of Aquinum, and he entered the order of Preaching Brothers against the wishes of his parents, who wished him to become a monk. Therefore Edward, having by some means or other reduced all his enemies in Guienne to peace, hastened to England, after the dissolution of the council. For he was waiting for the arrival of those of his prelates who were at the council, because in their absence he could not be crowned. Therefore, coming into the district of Boulogne on the sea coast, he made an agreement with the countess of Flanders, who had done the English much harm, for the sake of the money which the queen of England, her mother, owed her. And having thus brought all his affairs in foreign countries to a successful termination, he crossed the sea on the twenty-fifth of July, in the year of our Lord above mentioned, and landed in England, and was received very honourably by Gilbert, earl of Gloucester, and John, earl of Warrenne, who were conspicuous beyond all the other nobles of their country, and who entertained him at a vast expense with banquets and great joy for many days, in their castles of Tonbridge and Beigate. The coronation of king Edward, son of Henry the Third. Therefore in the year above mentioned, Edward was crowned king, and Eleanor, sister of the king of Spain, was crowned queen, in the church of Westminster, by Robert, archbishop of Canterbury, on the nineteenth of August. And there were present at this coronation, Alexander, king of Scotland, and John, count of Brittany, with their wives, who were the sisters of king Edward, and who both died a short time afterwards, and by their deaths left a deep sorrow to the nobles after the great joy of the coronation ; for they were ladies in the flower of youth, of high character and distinguished beauty. On the vigil of Saint Nicholas, there were earthquakes, thunder and hghtning, the fiery dragon, and a comet John de Chishulle, a deacon of Saint Paul's, was consecrated bishop of London on the twenty-ninth of April, and immediately afterwards was summoned to the council that has been mentioned above. Of a wonderful earthquake. A.D . 1275. The king commanded all the nobles of his king

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