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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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will hold good and valid. But over the person of the king we give you no specific authority, though we do not in aught diminish the pontifical powers which you received at your consecration ; but on the contrary, wish to preserve them in all their integrity." After this, archbishop Thomas withdrew to the monastery of Pontigny. Of the marriage of Matilda, the king's daughter, to the duke of Saxony. A.D. 1165. Beginald, archbishop of Cologne, who had supported the schism of Octavian in opposition to pope Alexander, came to king Henry at Westminster to escort back Matilda, the king's eldest daughter, as a wife to Henry duke of Saxony. The English nobles met him in state, but Robert earl of Leicester, the king's justiciary, would not salute him with the kiss, because he had never been absolved since his excommunication by pope Alexander; wherefore, all the altars upon which the schismatic had celebrated mass were thrown down. The same year, Queen Eleanor bore to king Henry a daughter, named Johanna. Godfrey bishop of St. Asaph consecrated the chrism and oil in the church of the first English martyr, St. Alban, at the high altar, on the day of " Coena Domini,* by virtue of the privileges of the abbey, and in the presence of abbat Robert. The same year, also, one Noradin, a powerful Turkish prince, laid siege to the castle of Hareng, in the territory of Antioch ; on news of which, Boamund prince of Antioch, Raymond count of Tripoli, Salaman bishop of Cilicia, and Thoros prince of Armenia, raised the siege and put Noradin to flight; but by rashly pursuing him too far, they lost the victory which they had gained. For Noradin rallied his men, turned upon his pursuers, and making prisoners the nobles above mentioned, threw them into prison at Aleppo. After which he again surrounded the town which he had been besieging, and without difficulty forced it to surrender. How St. Thomas excommunicated those who observed the customs of England. A.D. 1166. King Henry crossed into Normandy at the beginning of Lent. When the archbishop of Canterbury heard of it, he left Pontigny for Vizelay, and on Ascension • Our Lord's supper.

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