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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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27« ROGER OF WENDOVER. [A.η. 1211. ancestors; and if any one shall he convicted of treason or other crime, his punishment shall he according to his fault. I forgive all murders committed previous to the day on which Τ was crowned king; but those which have been since committed, shall be justly punished, according to the law of king Edward. I5y the common advice of my barons, I have retained the forests in my possession as my father held them. All knights, moreover, who hold their lands by service, are hen by allowed to have their domains free from all amercements and from all peculiar service, that as they are thus relieved from a great burden, they may provide themselves properly with horses and arms, so that they may be lit and ready for my service and for the defence of my kingdom. I bestow confirmed peace in all my kingdom, and 1 order it to be preserved from bono forth. I restore to yon the law of king Edward, with tit; amendments which my father, by the advice of his barons, made in it. If any one has taken anything of mine, or of any one else's property, since the death of my brother king William, let it all be, soon restored without alteration ; and if any one shall retain anything of it, he shall, on being discovered, atone to me for it heavily. Witness Maurice, bishop of London. William elect of Winchester, Gerard of Hereford, earl Henry, earl Simon, earl Walter Gilford, Robert de Montt'ort. Roger Ligod, and many others." When this paper had been read and its purport understood by the barons who heard it, they were much pleased with it. and all of them, in the archbishop's presence, swore that when they saw a fit opportunity, they would stand up for their rights, if necessary would die for them; the archbishop, too. faithfully piomiscd them his assistance as far as lay in his power; and this agreement having been settled between them, the conference was broken up. Of the heresy of the Alhiyetfer, find the declaration of a cruadc aijamU tt'Cm. About that time the depravity of the heretics called Albigenses, who dwelt in Gn«rony, Animimi, and Alby. gained such power in the parts about Toulouse, and in the kingdom of Arragon, that thev not only practised their impieties in secret as was done elsewhere, but preached their erroneous doctrine openly, and induced the simple and weak

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