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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. 1287· THE ΙαΚΟ OE HTOOABY APOSTATISES. 483 castle of Droslan, and endeavoured to undermine it ; but, at last, some nobles proceeding incautiously under the wall of that castle, were miserably crushed by the wall ; among whom was that famous knight, the lord William of Mount Taniso, who was crushed, and died. Thomas de Cantelupe, formerly bishop of Hereford, who, in the cause of his church, as it is said, which he undertook to defend against brother John of Peckham, of the order of Minor Brothers, archbishop of Canterbury, died in a foreign land ; and his bones were buried in the church above mentioned, which soon began to become notorious for miracles, so that, within a brief space of time, God caused a hundred and sixty-three miracles to be wrought for his sake. In Bearne, a city of Oleron, the kings of England and Arragon had a conference concerning die release of Charles, prince of Salerno, a kinsman of the king of England, and after they had carefully debated the matter, he was at last released from prison on certain conditions. This Charles, the eon of king Charles, had commanded a very large army in Sicily against Peter, king of Arragon, but at last he was taken prisoner, and thrown into prison in Arragon ; for detaining whom, the king of Arragon had been laid under the ban of excommunication ; but now, at this conference of the two monarci», he deservedly obtained absolution from the legate who had been sent for this especial purpose., On the vigil of the feast of Saint John the Baptist, ten thousand French soldiers and other brave men, under the command of the count of Artois, endeavoured to enter Sicily with ships and galleys ; but the guards of the aforesaid king drowned a great part of the multitude above mentioned as pirates ; but some they took alive, and threw them into prison. The king of Sicily above mentioned was the son (though a bastard) of Peter, formerly king of Arragon, and brother of Alphonso, who at that time reigned in Arragon. The king of Hungary fell into such blindness of heart, that, having abandoned the faith of the Christians, he went over to the errors of the Saracens, choosing to serve Mahomet rather than Christ. And he employed such cunning, that he treacherously convoked the chief nobles of his country to meet in a certain island, as if for the purpose of holding a parliament, and while they were sitting at table, for the sake of eating, Miramolin, the most powerful of the Saracen chiefs, came upon them with

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