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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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was the eleventh occasion of offence against the archbishop, whose conscience was still pure. At Northampton, also, he was accused for acts done in his chancellorship, and appeared there in person on the 13th of October, where it was thought right that he should give an account of the money which he had received during the many years that he had held the chatellainy of Eye and Berkhampstead castles ; but, inas much as, before his consecration to the archbishopric, he had been declared by Henry the king's son and heir, and by the king's justiciary, free from all secular demands, he tried to escape from an unjust sentence, by appealing to the apos tolic see, and forbade both his suffragan bishops and the laity to pass sentence on him their father and judge. But the nobles and bishops, whom the king had summoned for this purpose, passed sentence upon him, though he neither was convicted nor had confessed himself guilty, but pleaded the privilege of himself and his church : and thus the archbishop, straightened, insulted, and deserted by all the bishops, raised his cross aloft with his own hands, and openly left the court. The following night he left the town privately, and, concealing himself by day, and travelling by night only, he after some days reached the port of Sandwich, where he launched out in a small boat and crossed to Flanders. Thus driven into exile, Christ's confessor was received at Sens by pope Alexander, and allotted a residence in the monastery of Pontigny. The statements of the king's messengers against the archbishop. About the same time messengers were despatched by the king of England to the pope at Sens ; who in full consistory informed his holiness that, in consequence of a dispute between the king and the archbishop of Canterbury, a day had been fixed on, with the consent of both, that the differences between them might be settled by a conference according to justice; that, on the day appointed, by the king's precept, the archbishops, bishops, and other prelates of the church had been assembled, in order that their proceedings might be known to the whole council, and injustice or fraud be the more easily detected. They added, that, on the day fixed, this disturber of the peace of the kingdom had presented himself before the king, not trusting in the merits of

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