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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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nOGEll OF WENDOVEK. [Λ .β . 1189. Of the Roman emperor's departure on pilgrimage. About this time, on the feast of St. George, Frederic the Roman emperor set out on pilgrimage from Remesburg, intending to march through Hungary and Bulgaria. Of the death of king Henry. King Henry returned to Chinon from the conference much dejected, and cursed the day on which he was born: three days after, lie was no more. lie died on the octaves of the apostles St. Peter and St. Paul, after a reign of thirty-four years, seven months, and five days. On the morrow, as they were carrying him to be buried, arrayed in his royal robes, his crown, gloves, shoes, ring, sceptre, and sword, he lay with his face uncovered ; and when Richard, hearing the news of his death, came to meet the convoy, blood flowed from the nostrils of the deceased, as if he was indignant at the presence of one who was believed to have caused his death. Count Richard, seeing this, shed tears bitterly, and followed his father's corpse in much tribulation to Font-Evraud, where he eiused it to be buried with honours by the archbishops of Tours and Treves. And whereas the deceased monarch had often said that the whole world ought not to suffice for the ambition of one king, there was an inscription put upon his tomb of the following import :— " Here lies King Henry, I, who many realms Did erst subdue, and was both count and king. Though all the regions of the earth could not Suffice me once, eight feet of ground are now Sufficient for me. Header, think of death, And look on me as what all men must come to." I would also add in this place the laws which king Henry made for the good of bis kingdom, if 1 did not fear to weary the patience of my readers. About the same time died Matilda, Henry's daughter and wife of Henry duke of Saxony. How cart Richard obtained the duchy of Xormandy. When king Henry therefore was dead, his son Richard immediately laid hands on Stephen de Turiihain,* the seneschal of Anjou, and committing him to custody required him * More properly of Tours.

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