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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. iiy.j.] DEAT H OF A1Î1IAT WAIII.V. 1 11 :iu innumerable army of pagans, burst forth from Africa on Spain, to take possession of tlic king of Spain's territories, and ravaged several other provinces with fire and pillage, sparing neither sex, rank, nor age, except those who gave themselves up to his auger: his army consisted of six million lighting men, and all Christendom was dreadfully alarmed at their unexpected invasion.* Of the death of at dia t Wurin, and the succession of John to the aldina/. On the 2S)th of April in the same year Warin, abbat of the church of St. Alban's, died after having held that see for eleven years, eight mouths and eight days; be was succeeded by John a monk of the same establishment, who was elected abbat on the 21st of August, and on the .'ÎOth of the s;une month received the benediction from Richard bishop of London. Of the legateship of Hubert archbishop of Canterbury. About the same time pope Ciclostili-.' wrote to all the prelates of England to this effect, "Caelcstine, to our venerable brothers the archbishop of York, and all bishops, abbats, priors, and other appointed prelates of the churches throughout the kingdom of England, greeting he. Since we by our com mission are enjoined to provide for the pastoral care of all churches, we now, looking with the eye of our fatherly regard especially to the English church, have, for the safety of that establishment, by the common advice of our brethren, decreed, that our venerable brother Hubert archbishop of Canterbury, in whose merits, and virtue, wisdom, and learning, the whole church rejoices, shall take on himself the management of the legateship and perform at will all our functions, to the honour of the church, and the peace and safety of the whole kingdom, throughout the wdiole of * Some of the MSS. give the paragraph as follows: " About this lime the king of Morocco invaded Spain with thirty chieftains and six millions of pagans, as they have been reckoned ; and when they had devastated the provinces of Spain, they heard that the pope proposed to calf a general council and institute a crusade against them, to be led by Richard the magnificent king of Kngland, whose fame had already tilled the Kal and caused alarm over great part of Africa. They had also heard of 1rs imprisonment and delivery, and how he had since compelled the king et France to yield. All the unbelievers therefore returned to their own country."

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