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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 

RICHARD of DEVIZES.  Chronicle of the deeds of Richard I   
  FULL TEXT: English

"Chronicon de rebus gestis Ricardi Primi". Translated and edited by Dr. J.A. Giles. This chronicle is an account of events in England and the Holy Land during the Third Crusade. Richard of Devizes, English chronicler of late 12th century, a monk of St Swithin's house at Winchester. From editor's preface to the present edition:
" The original Latin was first published by the English Historiml Society, under the editorial care of the Rev. Joseph Stevenson. From that edition, a translation was made by the Rev. Dr. Giles, in 1841, which is here reprinted, with occassional emendations by himself."

HOVEDEN, ROGER DE.  The Annals vol.1-2   
London, 1853 FULL TEXT: English    Vol.1.    Vol.2. London, 1853

"Chronica". Translated from the latin with notes and illustrations by Henry T. Riley , ESQ. Comprising the history of England and of other countries of Europe: from A.D. 732 to A.D. 1201. Nothing is known of this chronicler before the year 1174. After the King Henry's death in 1189, Roger travelled with Richard’s crusade to the Holy Land. His work breaks off in 1201 and probably he died in that year.

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ROGER OF WENDOVER  Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.1-2   
London, 1849 FULL TEXT: English    Vol.1.    Vol.2. London, 1849

"Flores Historiarum." Translated by Giles, J.A. 
From the editor's preface:"The original work of Roger de Wendover has been lately edited by the Rev. II. O. Coxe, of the Bodleian library, for the English Historical Society, and from the text of that edition the present translation has been made. I have done my best to give the English reader, for the first time, a faithful idea of the Latin original..." This chronicle contains an abridged history of the world from the creation to the year 1235. Roger of Wendover was a monk St. Alban's abbey, where he died on the 6th of May, in the year 1237.

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ROSEBAULT, CHARLES J.  Saladin. Prince of Chivalry.   
New York, 1930 FULL TEXT: English      Content

First edition: London (1930) , 8vo, 306 pp, 6 black and white plates, map endpapers, bookplate of Sir John Glubb.
From Author's foreword: "This unrelenting enemy of Christianity, who waded unmoved through the blood of thousands of the soldiers of the Cross, is shown by the testimony of his bitterest foes to have been the most consistent supporter of the ideals advanced by the Founder of Christianity..."

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