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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
page 337

336 ROOER OF WKNHOVr.R. [Λ .π . 1215. were struck with fear and dismay. From the provinces of l'oictou and Gascony, tlie noble and warlike Savarie d» Maul ion, and the two brothers (ieoflrey and Oliver de lîuteville carne, attended by a large bod}- of knights and soldiers, and promised faithful obedience to the king; from the provinces of Louvain and llrabanteame the brave knights Walter Buck, Gerard, and Godeschal tie Soceinne, with three battalions of soldiers and cross-bow men, who thirsted for nothing more than human blood; besides these there came to the king from the country of Flanders and other transmarine provinces, all those who coveted the property of others, and thus gave great hope of defence to the king who had before given up all hope. John, as soon as he heard that William d'Albiney and his followers bad entered the city of Rochester, marched thither with all the before-mentioned multitude with all speed, and on the third day after they had entered the castle, be blocked up all their ways of egress and besieged them. As soon as he had arrayed his pctrarias and other engines, he severely annoyed the besieged by incessant showers of stones and other weapons ; the besieged, however, bore their assaults without flinching and bravely defended themselves. The tlenth of Ilurih de Doves. In the meantime Hugh de lioves, a brave knight but a proud and unjust man, came with a lar^'e army to the port of Calais in Flanders to assist the king of Kngland, and at that place he embarked with all his forces and sailed for Dover; but a sudden storm arising before he reached his destined port, they were, all shipwrecked, and swallowed up by the wave». The body of the said Hugh was cast ashore not far from the town of Yarmouth, with those of several other knights and followers, and at each of the ports on that part of the sea roast there was found such a multitude of bodies of men and women that the very air was tainted bv their stench ; a great number of bodies of children were also found, who being drowned in their cradles were thus washed ashore, and afforded a dreadful spectacle to the multitude. They were all however given up to be devoured by the beasts of the sea and the birds of the air. so that not one out of forty thousand men escaped alive. All these people had come to Kngland with their wives and children, with the intention

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