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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 . 1215.] MAONA CIlAltTA. barons by these same messengers, to appoint a fitting lay and plaee to meet and carry ail these matters into effect. The king's messengers then came in all haste to London, anil without deceit reported to the barons all that had been deceitfully imposed on them ; they in their great joy appointed the fifteenth of dune for the king to meet them, at a field lying between Staines and Windsor. Accordingly, at the time and place pre-agreed on, the king and nobles came to the appointed conference, and when each party had stationed themselves apart from the other, they began a long discussion about terms of peace and the aforesaid liberties. There were present on behalf of the king, the archbishops, Stephen of Canterbury, and II. of Dublin ; the bishops W. of London, 1'. of Winchester, II. of Lincoln, J. of Lath, Walter of Worcester, W. of Coventry, and Benedict of Rochester; master Randolph familiar of our lord the pope, and brother Alnieric the master of the knights-templars in England ; the nobles, William Marshal carl of Pembroke, the carl of Salisbury, earl Warrenne, the earl of Arundel, Alan de Galwey, W. Fitz-Gcrald, Peter Fitz-IIerbert, Alan Basset, Matthew Fitz-llerbcrt, Thomas Basset, Hugh de Neville, Hubert de I'.urgh seneschal of Poictou, Robert do Ropeley, John Marsha), and Philip d'Aubeny. Those who were on behalf of the barons it is not necessary to enumerate, since the whole nobility of Kngland were now assembled together in numbers not to be computed. At length, after various points on both sides had been discussed, king John, seeing that he was inferior in strength to the barons, without raising any difficulty, granted the underwritten laws and liberties, and confirmed them by his charter as follows :— Charter of king John as to the grant of common rights to the borons. " Joint, by the grace of (rod, lung of England, eye. He it known, that we, looking to God and for the safety of our soul, and those of our ancestors and our heirs, have, for the honour of God, the exaltation of the holy church, and the amendment of our kingdom,* conceded to God, and by this * Paris inserts here :—" Hy the advice of our venerable fathers, Stephen archbishop of Canterbury primate of all Kniiland. and a cardinal of the holy Roman church, Henry archbishop cf Dublin, and the bishops William of London, l'cter of Winchester Jocelyn of Bath and liliutou

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