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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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A .l). 1190.] TAXES LEVIED FOR THE HOLY LAND. Durham, who then, for the first time, learnt that the king had made a justiciary of him, not from regard to justice, but that ho might extort money, as has been before, mentioned, from him ; for this reason he and the chancellor were seldom agreed, as the saying is, . . . ' For every power Is jealous of a rival.' How the archbishop laid an interdict on the lands of John the king's brotherj but the cardinal reversed it. About this time John, the king's brother, laid a grievous complaint before the legate and the bishops, that the archbishop, even after an appeal made, to the apostolic see, had laid an interdict on all his lands, because, he had espoused the daughter of the carl of Gloucester, who was related to him in the third degree of consanguinity ; and on hearing this complaint the legate confirmed his appeal, and released his lands from the interdict. How the tenth part of propt rtij in England teas given to assist Oie lloìg Land. At this time a tax of the tenth part of all moveables was generally levied throughout England, and collected for sending assistance to the Holy Land, and this violent extortion, which veiled the vice of rapacity * under the name of charity, alarmed the priesthood as well as the people. In this year Richard bishop of London, and William of Ely, were elected and consecrated at Lambeth on the last day of December. Hoxe the confederate kings determined to depart logcther to the Holy Land. A.t). 1190. At Christmas, Richard king of the English was at Bure in Normandy, and passed the time of that solemn festival there with the primates of that country. After Christmas, at an interview between the kings of England and France in the ford of St. Bcmy, it was agreed that they • " Ilcsides the oppression which Kngland thus endured, the king, eager to acquire money, pretended that lie had lost his seal, and commanded a new one to lie made, ami ordered it to he proclaimed in every county, that whoever desired to give greater validity to their charters should come without delay and have the new seal allixed to them. .Many persons ll rrefore, not finding the kin.; in Kuglntid, were obliged to cross the sea, and to pay whatever fine he iinpcsed for having the new seal utliwd lo thc.r charters."—· M. 1'aris.

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