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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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178 ROGER OF WENDOVER. [A.D. 1199. between Philip and Richard, the kings of France and England, the latter king turned his amis against some of the rebel barons of Poictou, and carrying fire and sword into their cities and towns, cut down their vineyards and orchards, and slew some of his enemies without pity. At length he arrived in the duchy of Aquitaine, and laid siege to the castle of Chains, in the Limosin where, on the 2Cth of March, he was wounded by one I'eter Basilii, with a poisoned weapon, as was said, but of this wound he thought nothing. At length in the twelve days which he survived, he fiercely attacked and took the castle, and committing the knights and their followers to close imprisonment, put his own followers in the castle, at the same time strengthening the fortifications. Rut the wound which he had received at this place, having been all this time unattended to, began to swell, and a sort of blackness overspreading the place of the wound, mixed with the swelling, and caused him intolerable pain. At length when he perceived that his danger was imminent, the king prepared for his end by contrition of heart, by pure verbal confession and by the communion ofrthe body and blood of our Lord; he forgave the author of his death, namely Peter, who had wounded him, and ordered him to be released from his chains and to depart. He ordered his body to be buried at Font-Evrault near the feet of his father, whose destroyer he confessed himself to be, and bequeathed his invincible heart to the church of Rouen ; his entrails he ordered to be buried in the church at the above-named castle, thus giving them as a present to the inhabitants of Poictou. To some of his intimate followers he, under a promise of secrcsy, revealed his reasons for making such a distribution of his body; for the reason above-assigned he gave his body to his father; he sent his heart as a present to the inhabitants of Rouen on account of the incomparable fidelity which lid had always experienced in them ; but to the inhabitants of Pioctou, for their known treachery, he left his entrails, not considering them worthy of any other part of him. After he had spoken thus the swelling suddenly reached the parts about his heart, and on Tuesday the 6th of April this warlike man gave up his spirit at the above-mentioned castle, after reigning nine years and a half. lie was buried, according to his orders whilst living, at Font-Fvrault, and with him, in the

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