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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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scattered abroad, and from several portions made one great heap. How the inhabitants of Cologne and Friesland prepared to march to the Holy Land. About that time there was a great movement of the brave and warlike men in the provinces of Cologne and Friesland, for since the commencement of the preaching of the crusnde after the general council, they bad with great eagerness built three hundred ships and having embarked in them, to fulfil to the Lord their vows of pilgrimage, they set sail, and the greater part of them, with a large array of soldiers, had arrived at Lisbon, where a disagreement arose amongst them about laying siege to a strong eastlc called Alehatia, some being anxious to proceed, and others wishing to winter where they were; so the licet was divided, and one part of it wintered at Gaeta and Sorrento, and the other part under the command of two child's, namely, William duke of Holland, and George count of Wetse, laid siege to Alehacia. Whilst they were still employed in the siege, a large force of Saracens was assembled against thorn, but the Christians bravely gave them battle, and, by the divine assistance, conquered the infidels. One king amongst the pagans was slain, and numbers of others were killed and made prisoners ; the castle was at last taken by the Germans, and held by the Christians. Of the siege of the castic of Xcwark, and Ilobcrl ile Clangi. A.D. 121S. At Christmas, king Henry was at Northampton, where Falcasius supplied all the necessaries for the royal festivity. There were at this time, in Kngland, many nobles whose chief delight had been during the. past war to live by plunder, and now, even after peace had been declared and granted to all, they could not restrain their hands from pillage; the chief incentors to this work were William earl of Albemarle, Falcasius and his castillans, Robert de Vipont, Brian do l'lsle, Hugh de Baliol, Philip Marci, and Robert Gangi. with many others, who, in defiance of the king's prohibition, and against the consent of the owners, presumed to retain in their own possession the castles of some of the bishops and nobles with their hinds and

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