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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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order of Preachers ; and he made Peter, the ahbot of Saint Croix, near Bourdeaux, of the order of Saint Benedict, who was also created a cardinal, his vice-chancellor. Peter and James de Colonna, who had been previously deposed and condemned by pope Boniface the Eighth, he made cardinals over again ; at which some of the brethren murmured. And when, after the solemnization of mass, he was riding from the church to the palace, a certain wall built of stone and clay, old and half decayed, on which a great crowd of people were leaning for the sake of seeing the pope, suddenly fell down on the crowd, and of two earls who were leading the pope's mule by the bridle, it crushed one, namely, the count of Anjou, and the other, the count of Brittany, it killed on the spot, both being very eminent men, and besides them, many others were wounded. But the pope was saved in a wonderful manner ; and many people took notice of this disaster as a prognostic of some impending evil. On Saint Clement's day, when the pope had in the morning celebrated the solemnity of the mass, after dinner a quarrel arose, and a fight took place between the dependents of the pope and those of the cardinals, and one of the brothers of the supreme pontiff was slain. Another of his brothers the king of France invested with a knight's belt, and also bestowed on the pòpe himself many marks of his munificence in cities and castles ; in consequence of which, in the arrangements of his affairs he was deservedly looked on as a prince entitled to much grace and favour. And the king of England sent to the lord the pope, by the bishops of his kingdom, that is to say, the bishops of Lichfield and Worcester, and the earl of Lincoln, all kinds of utensils with which he could be served either in his chamber or at table, all made of the purest gold ; and many distinguished men from England also went to be present at that solemnity. Moreover he created the bishop of Durham, the lord Antony de Bek, on account of the Hberality and magnificence of the spirit which he found in him, patriarch of Jerusalem, and he confirmed the archbishop elect of York and the bishop elect of London, and dismissed them to return home. The pope determined to hold his court at Bourdeaux. And there was written on the principal gate of the city the following prophecy, in letters of gold, in two Latin verses, which, however, were smothered by the dust made by people entering in

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