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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. 1161.] MARRIAGE OP PRINCE HENRY. 533 Constance had married the count of Toulouse and borne him children. This affair was the cause of enmity between the kings, as the sequel plainly showed. Pope Adrian now died, and a schism arose between Alexander and Octavian, the latter supported by the emperor and his clergy, the former by the kings of France and England. The emperor wrote to both the kings that they should recognize Octavian, but they declined to do so, and Alexander obtained the papacy. How Henry, the young king of England, married. A.D. 1160. King Henry, returning from Toulouse, betrothed his son Henry to the king of France's daughter Margaret, whom he had in his own charge, and received possession of the castle of Gisors, which he had long wished for. The king of France was indignant at this, complaining that it was done prematurely, for which cause, with the aid of Theobald count of Flanders, he fortified Chaumont in contempt of the king of England ; but Henry marching thither with rapidity, the French king and the count of Flanders retreated, and the castle, after a few days' siege, surrendered to Henry, with fifty-five knights who were garrisoning it. Thus the marriage between prince Henry who was seven years old, and the daughter of the French king who was only three years old, was celebrated at Newbourg on the 2nd of November, with the sanction of Henry of Pisa and William of Pavia, cardinal-priests and legates of the apostolic see. This year died Theobald archbishop of Canterbury.* Of the consecration of Bartholomew bishop of Exeter, and of the miracle which he saw. A.D. 1161. Bartholomew, a religious man and well acquainted with theology, was consecrated to the see of Exeter by Walter bishop of Rochester. Concerning this venerable prelate a well known tradition relates, that, whilst he was visiting his diocese and intent upon the salvation of souls, he rested one night, with his clerks, at a certain country village. He slept in a terrace which overhung the village * Matthew Paris adds : " Also, Mary abbess of Rumsey, daughter of king Stephen, married Matthew count of Boulogne, to whom she bore two daughters. For this sin, Thomas the king's chancellor, who opposed this unlawful marriage, like John the Baptist, was exposed to many insidious acts from the count."

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