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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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The pope doth die, and in his stead Clement is made the church's head. A.D . 1305. At the feast of the Annunciation of the Lordking r Edward, with all the nobles of his kingdom, was present at Westminster, to return thanks to God and Saint Edward for the triumph he had gained over the Scots. And having compassion on the monks of Westminster for their unjust imprisonment, he presently ordered their liberation. But through the superabundant malice of perverse judges, who prolonged their iniquity, they kept the monks eight days in prison after the king had given orders for their release. But when the king heard this, he ordered his justiciaries to postpone all other business, and immediately restore the imprisoned monks to their abbot. About the same time, Nicholas de Segrave, a knight, and one of the most distinguished men of the kingdom, had been arrested and brought before the king on the following account. Another knight, named John de Cromwell, accused him of treason. And he, in hie defence, offered himself to the trial by single combat ; but the king, by reason of the number of his own wars, would not give leave for these single combats. Accordingly, he, as he could not obtain permission, in spite of the prohibition of the king, crossed the sea, pursuing his accuser, while the king was still amid the armies of his enemies. Therefore, the king, when he was on his trial, looked On him as one who thought his life of no consequence, and saw, as far as it depended on him, he did not care if the king was slain by the enemy. And he submitted himself to the king's grace. And the king said to him, " I will that justice be done in the trial." Then the justiciaries, after deliberating for three days on this matter, answered the king, that such a man as he was guilty of death, and that all his property, both moveable and immoveable, belonged of right to the king. Nevertheless, out of respect to the nobility of his birth, they added, that he had not quitted England out of contempt for the king, but because he was prompted by anger to avenge himself on his enemy, and that it was in the king's power to show mercy to him. And the king spoke and said to them, " Ο men, who having long consulted, are still foolish. Certainly it is in my power and will to confer grace on, and mere to to, whom I will, and I will not do so more for you than for ji dog, who has e'en submitted himself to my grace and suffered

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