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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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How some enemies of the kino are taken. A. D . 1124. Robert count of Mellent, witn Hugh de Montfort, his sister's son, and Hugh Fitz-Gervais, entered Normandy in arms ; but William de Tankerviile, the king's chamberlain, fought a pitched battle against them, took them prisoners, and delivered them to king Henry, who put them in ward. The same year died Theophilus bishop of Worcester, and Ernulf of Rochester. The same year Tyre, the capital of Syria, was besieged by Michael, doge of Venice, by sea, whilst the princes of the kingdom of Jerusalem blockaded it by land. The siege was begun on the 25th of February, and the city was taken on the 29th of June. The same year Baldwin king of Jerusalem gave hostages for his liberty, and returned safe to his own people. How a legate was surprised committing fornication. A.D . 1125. John of Crema, cardinal of the apostolic see, came into England with the king's licence, and visited all the bishoprics and abbeys. He had large presents made to him, and held a solemn synod at London on the nativity o* the virgin Mary; where he spoke severely of the concubines of the clergy, saying that it was a great sin to rise from their side, and to make Christ's body ; but that very night he was surprised in company with a prostitute, though he had that same day consecrated Christ's body. The fact was so notorious that it could not be denied, and so his great honour turned the more signally into dishonour. The same year king Henry gave to Simon, the queen's clerk, the bishopric of Winchester ; to John archdeacon of Canterbury, that of Rochester ,· and to Sifred abbat of Glastonbury, that of Chester. Also, William of Canterbury and Thurstan of York disputed about the primacy, which of them seemed to have the best claim to it. This year also died Alexander king of Scots, and was succeeded by bis brother David, a man of great sanctity and of wonderful liberality. Moreover, in this year king Henry caused all the moneyers of England to be ignominiously mutilated, and their right hands to be chopped off, because they had clandestinely debased the purity of the coinage. How Baldwin, king of Jerusalem, triumphed over the Turks. About this same time, Borsequin, a powerful eastern prince,

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