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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. 121S.J MAUCll OF THE CilUSAIJEIIS. oilier property. Amongst these Robert ile Gaugi, even after several warnings from the king, refused to deliver up to Hugh bishop of Lincoln, the castle of Newark, with the town and its appurtenances, which of right belonged to that prelate. This circumstance aroused the auger of the granii marshal, who, by the king's orders, assembled a large army and, accompanied by the king himself, marched against the aforesaid castle; and when they arrived in the neighbourhood of it, they sent soldiers in advance t o prevent the garrison from leaving the castle that they might not, as was often done, sally forth and burn the town. When Robert and his companions learned that this army was come, they made a sortie on them, but were obliged to retreat again by the attacks of the king's troops; in this attack William de Diva, a knight of the household of Hugh bishop of Lincoln, was slain as he was pursuing the enemy in their retreat to the castle, and several others were wounded ; the king and the marshal were much concerned at this and ordered their engines of war to be disposed around the castle to batter the walls with continued assaults from their petraria:. The siege lasted for nearly eight days, during which the friends o f the said Robert made overtures of peace to the bishop of Lincoln, and at length, the two parties with the king's consent, came to this agreement, namely, that the said bishop should give to Robert de Gaiigi, a hundred pounds sterling for the stores in the castle, and on these terms the siege was raised, and every one returned to his home. Of the march of the crusaders from Acre to Damietta. In the same year was carried into eiTect the plan of pope Innocent which had been determined on at the Laterali council, namely, to bring the army of Christ into the land o f Egypt. In the month of Slay, then, having prepared cogs, galleys, and a number of other vessels of burden, John king of Jerusalem, and the patriarch, sailed from Acre, accompanied by the bishops of Nieotia, Aere, and Bethlehem, the duke of Austria, and the masters of the templars and hospi tallers o f St. John and St. Mary o f the Germans, ami a large host of Christians. The wind beginning to rise a little, the army o f the Lord had a favourable voyage, and arrived on the third day at the port o f Damictta. Some o f the army

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