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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


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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Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.1
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A.D. 1106.] HUMILITY OP QUEEN MATILDA. 459 turned their backs, and, leaving both camp and baggage, sought, but in vain, to save themselves by flight. There were taken prisoners Baldwin count of Edessa, and his brother Joceline, but Boamund and Tancred with the two patriarchs escaped in safety to Edessa. The dominion of this city with its whole province was now placed In the hands of the lord Tancred, until Baldwin should be released from captivity. Of the memorable act of queen Matilda. A.D. 1105. Henry, king of England, crossed into Normandy to fight against his brother duke Robert, and with the aid of the count of Anjou, took Caen, Bayeux, and, many other castles, and almost all the Norman barons submitted to him. About the same time, David," brother of queen Matilda, came into England to visit his sister ; and one night going to visit her by invitation in her apartment, he found the house full of leprous people, and the queen, standing in the midst, was washing, wiping, and kissing their feet. Her brother asked her what she was doing ; " for surely," said he, " if the king knew it, he would never again place his own lips in contact with yours after you have kissed the feet of these leprous people." The queen replied smiling :—" The feet of the eternal King are to be preferred to the lips of one that is mortal. I have sent for you, my brother, that you might learn by my example : do as you see me do." Her brother replied that he certainly should not do as he saw her doing ; upon which the queen resumed her task, and her brother went away laughing. The same year king Henry, having settled his necessary business in Normandy, returned to England. How king Henry took his brother prisoner on thefieldof battle. A.D. 1106. Robert duke of Normandy came to his brother at Northampton and asked him in a friendly manner to renew between them the fraternal bond which had been broken, but God did not permit them to be friends. The duke returned in anger to Normandy, and the king, following him, laid siege to the castle of Tenchebrai, having with him almost all the nobles of Normandy and Anjou, together with the flower of England and Bretagne, that he might

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