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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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200 HOG EH OK WENDOVEK. [A.D. 1200. to tlie tomb near the altar of St. John the Baptist ; ami they performed this duty with such distinction, that it might seem ordained by God for them to assemble for this especial purpose, lie was buried on the 24th of November, and miracles continue to be wrought at bis tomb, for those who sought after them with faith. For after his glorious death, a certain boy in some part of Lincoln, who had been ill for fifteen days, was, by the increasing power of his disease, brought to death's door, and his body suddenly became stiff, as though he bad been dead for several days ; on seeing which, a woman who was by him closed his eyes and laid out bis limbs, as is the custom with the dead. After he had lain in this manner from the time of cockcrowing till day-break, his mother, whose faith even amidst her tears had not died with her son, approached the body with confidence, and, taking a thread used for making candle-wicks, measured the boy's body all over, after which, she said with confidence, even amidst her tears, '· F veil though my son had been buried, the Lord could restore him through the merits of St. Hugh. As day drew on, they prayed and gave alms on behalf of the child's soul, and sent for a priest to bury him, although his mother constantly cried against it ; but before the priest who was sent for had arrived, the mother, anxious for the preservation of her child, discovered life in him, whereupon she glorified God and the blessed bishop, to whose merits she ascribed this miracle. Let these few circumstances concerning the life of this man of God, suffice out of many which tend to other matters.* Of the appearance of Jive moons. In this same month, a little before Christmas, about the first watch of the night, five moons appeared in the heavens; the first appeared in the north, the second in the south, the third in the west, and the fourth in the east, the fifth appeared in the middle of the first four, with several stars round it ; and this last one, with its accompanying stars, • Matthew Paris adds : '* Gilo de limoso was consecrated bishop of Hereford on the -4th of September, at Westminster. Manger also was made bishop of Worcester, and John de Grim of .Norwich."

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