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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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number of his treasons which he had committed, was condemned to the following punishment ζ he was dragged as a traitor from the Tower of London through the streets and roads, then he was hung up high as a robber, beheaded as a murderer, fastened on a gibbet for twenty days, and at last burnt with fire ; and his head was set on a lance, upon London Bridge, near the head of William Wallace, to be a formidable spectacle to all nations. About the feast of Saint Michael, Robert Bruce returned to Cantyre, and coming upon Henry Percy, who was in the neighbourhood, he slew some of his retinue, and took some of his war-horses, and abundant spoils besides ; and he besieged Henry in the castle of the place, until, in consequence of the powerful army sent thither by king Edward, he was compelled to raise the siege. In those days, the king of England caused enquiry to be made throughout all Scotland, by credible and trustworthy persons, who and how many persons were present at the slaying of John Comyn, and at the coronation of Robert Bruce ; and he took them nearly all, and put them to death, or else, in the case of those who surrendered themselves up to the king's pleasure, he committed them to close prison. After this, he took the castle of Lochleven, in which he found Christopher Seton, the husband of Robert Brace's sister, whom, as he was not a Scot but an Englishman, the king commanded to be conducted to Dumfries, where he had formerly slain a knight of the king's party, and there he was formally tried, dragged to the gallows, hanged, and at last beheaded* But John Seton, the brother of Christopher, was hanged at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and beheaded, and thus he ended his life miserably ; for they were both esquires of the false king, and had both been accomplices in the murder of John Comyn. And the wife of Christopher and the daughter of Robert Bruce he placed in different monasteries of nuns. And while he was daily taking this vengeance on the wicked people, the wicked crowned pretender fled to the Highlands. Then John, earl of Ailsa, fearing for himself, sought safety in flight ; but, by the providence of God, the danger which he feared overtook him ; for as he was fleeing by sea, suddenly a foul wind sprung up, and he was driven to land and taken by his enemies. And when the king of England heard of this, although he was then eick of a grievous distemper, still he bore bis

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