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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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302 KOGKR OF WKNHOVF.R. [,\.D . 1214. retreated from tlio battle without barm to himself or his followers. The king of the French, in his joy for such an unexpected victory, gave thanks to God for bavin"; granted him such a triumph over his enemies. The three counts above named, with a great number of knights and others, were taken away to be imprisoned. This battle took place on the 27th of .Inly. Ry this misfortune the Kuglisb king ineifectually spent the forty thousand marks which he had taken from the monks of the Cistercian order during the time of the interdict, thus verifying the proverb, '· Inglorious spoil iviJI never ι-πιΐ in gooil.'' When at length the news of this event came to king John's knowledge he was thrown into dismay, and said to those about him, "Since I became reconciled to (toil, and submitted myself and my kingdoms to the church of Homo, woe is me, nothing has gone properoiisly with me, and every thing unlucky has happened to me." In this same year John bishop ·of Norwich, when returning from the court of Rome, died in the territory of l'oietnu. and his body was brought to Rughimi, and buried with honour in the church at Norwich. Of a truer made hettrecn the French and English kings. After the events above-mentioned, by the intervention of religious men, a truce was agreed on in the transmarine, provinces between Rhilip and dolili, the French and Knglish kings, in this form :— " Philip, by the ijniee of' (loti, himj of the French, lo (ill trito shall see these letters, ijreitiiii). Re it known to you, that we have granted to king .John and his men who have appeared in the field on his behalf since this last war, up to the Thursday next after the exaltation of the Holy Cross in September, a truce in due form from us and onr men, who have appeared on the field ill our behalf, until next Faster, that shall be in the year of our Lord Ι21Λ, and for live full years after the said Raster: saving however to US , our prisoners whom we have in our power, and saving the oath which the towns of Flanders and Mainatili made to us; and saving in a like manner to king .lohn the prisoners be has in his power. And we and onr subjects and adventurers will remain in the same position as we were on the aforesaid Thursday, till the end of the aforesaid iiv • years. And those who are to dictate and arrange tin terms of this

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