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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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42 [A.D. 1 ITS. ROGER OF WEXDOVER. times in the book of his martyrdom.* For, according to that book, whilst the others perished by the sword, Atuphibalus himself was first embowelled, then pierced with lances ami knives, and finally stoned to death: for which cause, also, uone of his bones were found entire, though in all the corpses of his companions not a bone was broken. ffjrc the retici of St. Amphibaltu were translated to St. Alban f. The abbat, as we have observed, hearing the happy news, hastened with the prior and some of the brethren to the place, and caused the relics thus dug up to be taken up and wrapped in decent cloths. Then, apprehensive of injury from the pressure of the multitude, who could not be kept otf from the treasure which they had found, he gave orders that the holy martyrs should be carried to St. Alban's church, where they could be letter taken care of. Why need I say mon?? The abbat and brethren returned to the monastery, carrying with them separately the bodies of the saints. The rest of the brotherhood, who had remained behind, came out to meet them, bearing with them the body of the blessed martyr St. Alban, which, as his liearers can testify, though generally heavy, was at present so light that it seemed rather to dyalons than to rest upon their shoulders. Thus martyr met martyr, the disciple his master, receiving him publicly on his return, from whom formerly he had been taught the true faith in a humble cottage. We must not, however, pass over in silence a miracle which God wrought in the elements when rirst these holy relics met. For, whereas there had been a long drought, which had dried up everything and reduced the farmers almost to despnir : at this moment, though there was not a cloud to be seen, so heavy a storm of rain came down, that the earth was drenched and the hopes of a future harvest were revived. St. Amphibalus and his companions were found on Saturday the 2,5th of June, A.D . 1177. being the 886th year after his martyrdom. Wherever the holy relics are placed, as well as on the spot where he was buried, to the glory of God ami of his martyr, the sick are cured of divers diseases, the limbs of the paralytics recover their strength, the mouths of the dumb are opened, sight i restored to the blind, the deaf hear, the lame walk, and. what is still more * This book is now most probably no longer in existence.

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