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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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ROGER OF AVENDO VER. [A.D . 1170. in our company, have been exiled from the kingdom, and grant to us his peace and full security at the hands both of himself and his partizans, without reserve, and restore to us the church of Canterbury, as fully and freely as we held it when we were made archbishop, together with all its possessions, to have and to hold as freely, as peaceably, and as honourably as the church and we had and held them, when we were first promoted to the archbishopric ; and that in the same way he shall allow our followers to have all the churches and prebends belonging to the archbishopric, which have fallen vacant since we left the kingdom, that we may deal with them as with our own, as shall seem good to us and ours." To two of these articles the king of England would not give his consent ; for under the name of restitution, as he did not compel the archbishop to leave the kingdom, he was not bound according to his royal dignity to pay anything, or to revoke the grants of vacant churches, which he had already made to certain persons ; but, as he affirmed, he was ready to give satisfaction to the archbishop in presence of the king of France, or, if he wished to contest the points at issue, to submit to a trial in the king's palace at Paris, before the Gallic clergy, or that the scholars of different provinces should hear the arguments on both sides ; and thus the king of England, who before had drawn upon himself the ill will of most men, by these proposals now gained their favour. In this manner, therefore, by the mediation of their friends, whatever agreement should be made between the king and the archbishop, except that the king refused to give the kiss of peace, he was prepared to give him every other security: but the archbishop, on his part, would not make peace, unless he could place it on a firm and secure basis.* * A more minute account of these negotiations is to be found in m j Life and Letters of Thomas à Becket, vol. II. END OF VOL. I. J. HA nrOH, PRINTER, CASTLE «TRI ET, fldSBlTRV.

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