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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.D . 1190.] MASSACRE OK JEWS. 89 beloved son in the Lord, Kiclmrd the renowned king of the English, we in our apostolic otlicc, have decreed to entrust to thy brotherly care the duty of chancellor in all England, Wales, in the archbishoprics of Canterbury and Vork, and in those parts of Ireland in which .John earl of Moreton, brother of the king, holds power and authority given this 2nd of .lune, in the third year of our pontLtieate." /low the archbishop of Canterbury suspended bishop Hugh. In this year, Baldwin archbishop of Canterbury wrote to Richard bishop of London as follows : " Whilst we were at Rouen, we suspended from the performance of his sacred duties, our brother 1 [ugh of Coventry, for having, without regard lo the dignity of his episcopal rank, usurped the oll'iee of -herilF; but on his faithfully promising to resign into our hands the charge of the sheriff's office, and never again to busy himself with affairs of this kind, we thought him deserving of absolution. We, therefore, send this same bishop to yon with this our letter, ordering you, in conjunction with the bishop of Rochester and our clerks, without fail, to appoint a time and place to hear and make a just decision concerning the charges for which that prelate was suspended by lis. Of tin; massacre of the Jews in sundry places. In this same year, many persons throughout England who were about to journey to Jerusalem, determined previous to their departure, to eause a rising against the Jews. This first broke out at Norwich, where the Jews, as many as could be found, were slain in their own houses ; some few, however, escaped, and took refuge in the castle at that place. After this, on the 7th of March, many were slain at .Stamford on market day ; on the 18th day of March lifty-seven were said to have been slaughtered at St. Edmund's; thu-, wherever the Jews were found they were slain by the hand-, of the crusaders, except those who were protected by the municipal officers. Rut we must not believe that such a massacre of the Jews was pleasing to wise men. since ii is written, " Do not kill them, lest my people should forget." Of the dreadful slaughter of the Jews at i'ork. in the same year, during Lent, that is, on the lóth of

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