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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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But, according to his own account, for this space of time he had been lying concealed from the world, keeping himself unknown in the disguise of a pilgrim. Now he showed himself, declaring himself to be the emperor, by visible arguments and manifest proofs, and claimed the imperial dignity. Therefore n Frederic, while he was discharging the duties of emperor, and opposing the Roman church, was by it deprived of the imperial name and rank by the universal church, having the sentence of excommunication fulminated against him by pope Innocent the Fourth, in the council of Lyons. And after his deposition, three counts reigned successively by election in the kingdom of Germany, namely, William of Holland, Richard of Cornwall, and Rudolph, who at the time of this appearance of Frederic was in full possession and occupation of the kingdom of Germany, expecting his summons to assume the diadem of the empire. However, Frederic died this year, while awaiting the effect of that unexpected appearance in Germany, being struck by lightning. Peter of Arragon had the sentence òf the greater excommunication pronounced against him by the pope ; and by this sentence it was ordered that no one should knowingly and intentionally dare to style him king, because without consulting the Roman church he had invaded the kingdom of Sicily. The body of the knights of England, and many foreign nobles also, about the time of the festival of Saint Peter ad Vincula, celebrated the Round Table with dances and tournaments at Newyn, in the district of Snowdon. Concerning the death of Martin the Fourth, and the succession of pope Konorius the Fourth. A.D . 1285. King Philip, going forth from the territories of France with an innumerable army of warriors, advanced with all speed into Arragon, intending to reduce that kingdom under his authority ; and when he arrived in that country, he, being supported by the assistance of the supreme pontiff, took some castles and towns ; and the pope also sent a legate into that district, against Peter, who had formerly been prince of that country, but who was now deprived of the title of king. The aforesaid Peter of Toledo permitted several persons, both of the clergy and laity, to be put to death, and did not in the least fear the ecclesiastical sentence of excommunication which was very often repeated against him. Before this time, Charles

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