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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. 1150.J O F HERETICS CALLED ASSASSINS. How duke Geoffrey gave Normandy to his son Henry. A.D. 1149. Geoffrey duke of Normandy, contrary to the prohibition of the French king, gave np to his son Henry the duchy which was his inheritance by his mother's side, and thus arose a "ause of discord between the king and the count. How king Louis received the homage of duke Henry. A.D. 1150. King Louis and Eustace, son of king Stephen, came with a large army before the tower of Asches, in consequence of the quarrel before mentioned. Henry duke of Normandy, also, was present, and his father Geoffrey count of Anjou, with a considerable force from Anjou, Brittany, and Normandy ; but the leaders on both sides, seeing that the armies could not engage without great effusion of blood, began to think of coming to an agreement ; whereupon by the mediation of friends, the French king received the homage of Henry duke of Normandy, and so both parties separated peaceably. Duke Henry, therefore, was arranging with his nobles to return to England, when his father Geoffrey, who was seriously ill, died at the castle of Seri on the 13th of September, by which his son Henry became count of Anjou and duke of Normandy. The same year, Balph abbat of St. Alban's, being taken ill, with the advice of the whole convent, appointed Eobert de Goreham, prior of the same church, to be his agent, and to govern the monastery in his stead. Of the heretics named Assassins. The same year Raimund, count of Tripolis, a brave and powerful man, was slain by the Assassins. Baldwin, king of Jerusalem, and all his people, lamented his death : for he was an object of much alarm to the unbelievers and to the princes of the Saracens. There is a race of men who inhabit the mountains in the province of Tyre in Phoenicia, round the bishopric of Antaradus ; they hold ten castles, with large districts belonging to them, and they amount to the number of sixty thousand men, or even more. These men, not by hereditary succession, but by the claim of personal merit, elect over them a master and preceptor, whom they call by no other name or title than " Old man of the mountain," and

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