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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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58 ROGEU OF WENDOVER. [A.D. 1180. the pall, with the legatine commission, in the province over which he presided. Also, William de Vere, on the festival of St. Lawrence, was consecrated bishop of Hereford. The same year Geoffrey count of Brittany, and son of the king of England, died on the 19th of August, and was buried at Paris, in the church of Nôtre Dame, in the choir of the canons. He left two daughters, by bis wife Constance, the daughter of Conan formerly count of Brittany, and his wife, after his death, gave birth to a son, called Arthur. The same year. Hugh of Burgundy, and prior of the Carthusian order in England, was consecrated bishop of Lincoln on the feast of St. Matthew ; upon which day, also, William de Norhale was consecrated bishop of Worcester. Pope Lucius died, and was succeeded by Urban, and John precentor of Exeter was consecrated bishop of that church. Pope Urban grants permission to lialdwin archbishop of Canterbury to build a church at Akington. About the same time, pope Urban wrote to Baldwin archbishop of Canterbury as follows : " We notify to you by these presents, that you have leave to build a church in honour of the. blessed martyrs Stephen and Thomas, and to provide proper persons to be attached to it, to whom you shall assign benefices for their maintenance, according as you shall appoint : also, that of all oblations which are made at the relics of St. Thomas the martyr, one-fourth part shall be devoted to the use of the monks, one-fourth to the fabric of the church, one-fourth to the poor, and the remaining fourth to such uses as you shall think proper.* Sibylla is croicned queen of Jerusalem. About this time, Baldwin the young king of Jerusalem died, and there was no one to succeed him on the throne, except Sibylla, wife of Guy count of Joppa, sister of the leprous king, and mother of the boy-king, just deceased ; * " About this time (lieti that most illustrious of ladies, the empress Matilda, daughter of king Henry the First, wife of the Roman emperor Henry nnd mother of Henry the Second, the greatest of the Knglish kings. Hence that epitaph which was written on her: — Great was her birth, her huebantl greater, greatest was her son, Here lieti» Henry's daughter, wife, and mother, all in one !"

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