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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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30 KOrSER OF WENDOVER. [A.D . 1174. was, briefly, as follows. He invaded Northumberland, as he had done the year before, for the purpose of uniting it to his own dominions : but the nobles of that part of the country met him in arms, and after a pitched battle, took him prisoner. So many of those Scottish vermin were slain that the number exceeds all calculation. The king was placed in custody at Richmond castle, thereby fulfilling the prophecy of Merlin, " A rein shall be placed upon his jaws, fabricated in the bosom of Armorica :" i. e. the castle of Richmond, which was at that time possessed by Armorican princes, and had been so from ancient times. To form a true estimate of the benefits which resulted to the king from his penitence at the tomb of the martyr anil the intercession which the saint made for him, we must consider the sequel of our history. When the king had finished his prayers, he went to London where he was received with respect by the people, and from thence he went to Huntingdon, where he besieged and took the castle on the 19th of .July. There the knights of the earl of Leicester came and surrendered to him the castles of (îrobi and Mountsorel, that he might show greater consideration towards their master. On the 22nd of July, the Northern nobles, with the bishop elect of Lincoln.* the king's son, at their head, reduced Malessart the castle of Roger de Mowbray ; anil troops now coming in on all sides, Henry determined to besiege the two castles of Hugh Rigod, Kungay, and Frnmingham : but the earl, having no hope of successful resistance, gave hostages and paid a thousand marks, by which means he obtained peace on the 2"th of July. The army of Flemings, who had been sent over by count Philip, were then allowed to return, hut first compelled to make oath that they would not again invade Fughimi. The troops of the young king, also, commanded by Ralph de la Haye, left Kngland without impedi ment. Moreover Robert carl of Ferrara and Roger de Mowbray, whose castles of Thirsk and Stutbnry were at that time besieged by the king, sent heralds anil usked for pence. William earl of ( iloeestor, and Richard earl of Clare, met the king, and promised implicit obedience to his commands. Thus this glorious king having conquered all his enemies and restored peace to Fughimi, crossed into Normandy on the • Geoffrey l'luntageni't.

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