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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. 1293· POï l KICHOLAS THE FOURTH PIES. the kingdom and the castles, and all the royalties, dignities, seigniories, franchisee, customs, droits, laws, usages, and possessions, and all manner of appurtenances thereto, in the same atate in which they were when the seisin was first given up and delivered to him, to that person to whom, in the judgment o f the kingdom, the right belongs ; saving only that the king o f England shall receive homage from him who shall be declared king of Scotland. Moreover, this restoration shall be made within two months of the day on which the right shall have been tried and decided. And the revenues of the said country received during the time that the kingdom is in abey* ance shall be kept safe, placed in a sure place, and well taken care of, by the hand of the chamberlain of Scotland who is now in office, and of that officer who shall be joined with him by the king of England, after deducting from them whatever may be necessary for the maintenance of the country, and castles, and ministers of the kingdom. And in testimony of the matters above mentioned, we have put our seals to this writing. Done and given at Norham, on the Wednesday next after the Ascension, in the year of grace twelve hundred and ninety-one." This was the command given to the church of Rochester. And this subject is morefully treated of by Walter Gisborne. "And the lord the king Edward commanded this regulation o f the kingdom of Scotland, as settled in the court above mentioned, to be sent to many of the religious houses, and especially to those religious men, the prior and convent of Merton, in order that they might cause it to be recorded in their chronicles, for a perpetual memory of the fact. On which account we enjoin you also to cause these same documents to be recorded in your chronicles, for a perpetual memory of the fact. Of which Master William de Marche, our treasurer, is witness, at Westminster, this ninth day of July, in the nineteenth year of our reign. Done by brief, sealed with our private seal." Concerning the coronation of the lord John de Balliol, king of Scotland. A.D. 1292. On the third of April, pope Nicholas the Fourth died at Borne, having occupied that see four years, one month.

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