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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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our ears the excesses, annoyances, troubles, losses, mischiefs, and injuries which have been inflicted by our most beloved Son in Christ, Edward, the illustrious king of England, and his officers, and his nation, upon the kingdom of Scotland, and the prelates, clergy, and other ecclesiastical persons, both of the religious orders and of the secular body, and upon the churches, monasteries, and other religious places, and upon the inhabitants and natives of the aforesaid kingdom, and on their property which has been attacked. And we, being unwilling, as, indeed, we have no right, to pass over such things in silence, do exhort this king by these our serious letters which we send to you, to be by you presented to him, to cause the bishops, and clergy, and ecclesiastical persons of the said kingdom, whom he is said still to detain as prisoners, to be restored to their former liberty, and to recall the officers whom he is stated to have appointed in the said kingdom, and to send into our presence procurators and ambassadors appointed by himself, with all his laws and documents, if he imagines that he has any right over the aforesaid kingdom, or over any part of it. " Also, all actions, and questions, and controversies whatsoever, which may have arisen between king Edward and the aforesaid kingdom of Scotland, and the prelates, clergy, and secular persons of the same kingdom, and all such as may hereafter arise in respect of any of the past causes ; and the whole business we by our aforesaid letters do bring back to, and reserve for, the decision and determination of the Apostolic See ; and we do decree that if any thing to the contrary be either knowingly or ignorantly attempted by any one in this matter, it shall be null and void. " Wherefore we, by these our apostolic letters, do enjoin your fraternity, in virtue of your obedience and under pain of suspension from the administration of spiritual and temporal things, strictly ordering you to present these our letters before mentioned to the aforesaid king, without any hindrance or delay, and to effectually encourage and persuade him to receive what we write to him, and to acquiesce in our exhortations. And I desire you faithfully and seriously to inform us of the day on which you present him with the aforesaid letters, and of all that you do with respect to them, and of whatever answer he gives, or whatever he does in the matter, by your own letters patent, which shall contain a full account of these

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