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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. 1151.] DISPUTES BETWEEN LOUIS AND HENRY. marriage, in addition to his duchy of Normandy and county of Anjou, he acquired the duchy of Aquitaine and county of Poictou. When king Louis heard of this, he was greatly incensed against duke Henry, for he had two daughters already by the, aforesaid Eleanor, who would be disinherited if she should bear a son by any other husband. After the feast of St. John, when duke Henry was at Barbefleure, on his way to England, the king of France joined Eustace, son of king Stephen, count Robert of Perche, Henry count of Champagne, and Geoffrey brother of duke Henry, and marched with a large army to dispossess Henry of Normandy, Anjou, Aquitaine, and all his other dominions, which these five princes prematurely agreed to divide among themselves. They all met for this purpose at Neufmarché, to which they laid siege, sending on Geoffrey, the duke's brother, with a strong force, to attack Anjou. Duke Henry, hearing of these doings, marched from Barbefleure to raise the siege of the castle, but before he arrived it was surrendered to the French king by the treachery of the garrison, as if it had been taken by storm. Duke Henry then pitched his camp near the river Andelle, and ravaged that part of the Vexin which lies between the rivers Icca and Andelle. This province belonged to the duchy of Normandy, but Geoffrey count of Anjou, after the death of Henry king of England^ had given it up for the moment to king Louis. Henry also bumed the castles of Baskerville, Chitrey, and Stirpiney, belonging to his enemies, besides the castle of Hugh de Gornay, called La Ferté ; for the same Hugh refused to perform his bounden service. He then burned the castle of Brueboles, and another called Ville, and thence, entering Normandy, grievously harassed Richard de Aquila, who was marching with assistance to his enemies, and burned his castle of Bonnville. About the end of August, having appointed troops to guard Normandy, the duke proceeded to Anjou, and laid siege to Mount Sorel castle, in which were William, the lord of the castle, who espoused his brother's cause, and several other knights. All these were made prisoners, and by this misfortune his brother Geoffrey was compelled to make peace. Meanwhile, the king of France, taking occasion from the duke's absence, entered Normandy and burned part of Bourg Rcguliar, together with a village

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