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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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Scots, the Cumbrians, and the Stregewallians [Welch] in subjection and submission to him as their superior lord. In the nine hundred and thirty-third year of grace, Athelatan, king of England, appointed Constantine to reign as king of the Scots under himself, saying, ' that it was more glorious to make a king than to be a king.' It is also well recollected, that the same Atheistan, at the intercession of the holy John of Beverlac, formerly archbishop of York, subdued the Scots who were rebelling against him, and then, devoutly giving thanks to God, he prayed to God, begging that, by àie intervention of the blessed John, some manifest sign might be displayed to him, by which all future ages, as well as all preceding ones; might be assured that the Scots were rightfully subject to the kingdom of England ; and, eeeing some rocks conspicuous near a place in the kingdom of Scotland, called Dunbar, he drew his sword out of the sheath, and struck the flint, and by that sword-stroke, the power of God being the real agent, the stone was hollowed out in such a way, that the size of the hollow was equal in length to an ell. And an evident proof of this fact is to be seen in the church of Beverlac, in the legend of the blessed John, of which it is read as a miraculous fact in every week in the year, to the praise and honour of Saint John. And it is a matter preserved in general recollection both in England and Scotland to this present day. " Again, Constantine, king of Scotland, and Eugan, king of Cumberland, coming to the aforesaid king of England, Atheistan, after some dispute which had arisen between them, surrendered themselves and their kingdoms to this same Atheistan, in grateful acknowledgment of which action, Atheistan himself received the son of Constantine from the sacred font as his godfather. In the year of grace nine hundred and forty-eight, the Scots, without any battle, acknowledged their subjection to Edred, king of England, and swore fealty to the same king Edred as their lord. Again, in the nine hundred and seventy-fourth year of grace, when Edgar, king of Eng. land, had subdued Kinadius, king of England, and Malcolm, king of Cumberland, and the king of the many isles, by name Mac, and five other small kings, namely, Dunwal, Siferth, Huwal, Jacob, and Inchel, he, going in a boat down the river Dee, sat in his vessel near the head, and is reported to have said, that now his successors might well boast that they were kings of England, when they enjoyed such a preroga

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