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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 361

360 HOliEi: OK WKNDOVEU. [.v.. η. 101 (5. mandate: of which we hnve full and sure information, hy letters patent of the chapter of St. l'ani and Sit. Martin, s|)eciallv sent us by the clerks and messengers of the said dean, and bv other su/iicient proofs. .Moreover there have lately arrived from the French kingdom, certain nobles with nn armed band of knights and followers, all of whom we also undoubtedly wish to be fettered with the sentence of excommunication, for they invadi? the kingdom of England, in opposition to our lord the pope and the Koman church, arc daily robbing it, and in part keep possession of it, as is evident to all in England a- well as elsewhere; wherefore, by virtue of the apostolic authority, of which we discharge the duties in this bii-iucss, we denounce, as excommunicated, the said nobles, namely, the castellan ot' St. Ulnar, Hugh Thacnti, Eustace de -Neville, the castellan of Arras, Baldwin Uretel, W. de Wiines, Giles de Melila, \V. dc Beaumont, Giles dc Ilersi, lli.-et de Ker.-i. with tlieir accomplices, and all those who have lent their assistance or money against the king, to invade or take possession of the kingdom of England, and also the above-mentioned dean, and also all canons ami clerks ol'every rank and order in the aforesaid churches and city, to whose knowledge the mandate had come, w ho have either absented themselves, or by any means prevented its reaching them. And by the same authority we also enjoin you publicly to denounce as excommunicated all those abovementioned, and to cause it to be published throughout the whole of your parish, expressly naming as well the dean as the aforesaid nobles, so that, by showing attention to this matter, as well as that whit h was contained in his first letters to you, you may not be accused of negligence to the supreme pontiff but rather he commended for your diligence. Farewell." llo'C l.ou'tn sent eo:ls ilti.'ory letters tii the luirons. About this time Louis wrote to (lie barons who were staying in London and to the citizens as follows: " Loni». eldest son of king 1'hilip. to all his friends and allies in London, health and sincere affection. |;,.»| assured that on the approaching Faster Sunday we will heat Calais readv, under God's favour, to cross tin' sea. Inasmuch as Mill have Conducted yourselves strenuously and bravely in al! my

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