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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.2


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.2
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spirit, that liast been created after God's likeness, I adjure thee by the Almighty God, not to leave this body without my knowledge." The old man thereupon died immediately, and Godric saw a kind of spherical body like a hot and burning wind, which shone like most transparent glass, in the midst of an incomparable whiteness, though no one can describe the measure of the soul's qualities. At the news of the holy man's death, his companions, who were at the court of St. Cuthbert, where, when a young man, he had himself resided, buried him in the cemetery of Durham. lime the blessed Godric went to Jerusalem and returned safe. When the brother aforesaid was buried, Godrie returned to the desert, doubting what might be the divine will concerning him. Whilst, therefore, he was praying earnestly to God on this subject, a voice came from heaven saying to him, " It is expedient that thou shouldst go to Jerusalem and return again." Also St. Cuthbert, Christ's holy confessor, appeared to him saying, " Go to Jerusalem, and be crucified with the Lord, and I will there be your helper and patron in all tilings. When you have completed this journey, you shall serve God under my protection at Finchale." Godrie returning to Durham, took the cross and received the priest'.blessing. On this journey he ate nothing but barley bread and drank water, he neither changed nor washed his clothes, nor ever took off his shoes to change or mend them, until he arrived as the holy places. When he came to the Lord's tomb and the other sacred places, lie prayed devoutly, shedding tears, and kissing the spot so long and devontlv, that one could hardly have thought it possible. He then went to the river Jordan, where, clothed in sackcloth, and with a cup which he earned in his wallet, and a small cross, which he always bore in his hand, he entered the river, which he always after loved, and there putting off his clothes, came forth washed and clean ; but be threw away his shoes, and said, "Almighty God, who in this land didst walk with naked feet, and didst suffer thy feet to be pierced with nails upon the cross: henceforth I will never again wear shoes." Having thus l'ullilled his vow of pilgrimage, he returned to England.

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