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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER
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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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER
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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MATTHEW Ο* WXeTMUreTIS. A.D- 1289. twenty thousand warriors, and carried off the king by force, with all the Christians who were assembled in that place, on the ere of the feast of Saint John the Baptist. Then, as the Christians were proceeding on their way, the fine weather changed and became cloudy, and on a sodden, a violent hailstorm killed many thousands of that unbelieving and treacherous company ; and the Christians returned to their own homes, no one going on with the Saracens except only the apostate king. Therefore, the Hungarians crowned hie son, and remained in the Catholic faith. The same year, a great inundation of the sea took place at Great Yarmouth, and among the adjacent towns, as, for instance, the towns of Martham, Hikehng, and Horsey ; and the river rose at Great Yarmouth, so that it came up above the great altar in the church of that town. * Brother Jerome, a Minor Brother, becomes the first person in the world. A.D. 1288. On the fifteenth day of the month of February, brother Jerome, one of the order of Minor Brothers, but a cardinal priest, was consecrated supreme pontiff, and assumed the name of Nicholas the Fourth. He was equally learned in the Greek and Latin languages. On the confines of the territory of Cologne, John, duke of Brabant, whose son John, the future duke, afterwards married Margaret, the daughter of the king of England, gained a glorious victory over the count of Gueldres, a man of great nobility and power, and a deadly enemy of the aforesaid duke. In which battle, the archbishop of Cologne was taken, and having been found in arms, was thrown into prison. Beeides him, many famous Teutonic knights were slain, with swords and clubs skilfully sharpened. The same year, on the first day of the month of September, William de Middleton, bishop of Norwich, died, and was succeeded by Rudolph de Walpole, archdeacon of Ely. The same year, died William, prior of Kirkby, and was succeeded by Henry de Lakenham. The king of England home returns, Withjoy each English bosom burns. A.D . 1289. Charles, prince of Salerno, was released from the confinement of a prison by his kinsman the king of England, who came into Arragon, on giving hostages. The Tar


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