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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

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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
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414 ΠΟΟΕ11 OK WEN DOVER. [Α.Ο. ÎC23. besieged and retook the two eastles; and, because all bis followers who bad been taken in these castles by I.lewellvn had been beheaded by bini, so William Marshall, in retaliation, now beheaded all the Welsh he took prisoners; and afterwards, the further to revenge himself, he invaded Llewellyn's territory and ravaged the country wherever be went with fire and sword. Llewellyn, on hearing this, came to oppose Marshall with a large force; but he having fortune on his side, boldly attacked the enemy, and, after slaying numbers of the Welsh, put all the rest to flight, and bothpursuing them slew them without mercy; nine thousand of them were computed to have been slain and made prisoners, only a very few having escaped by flight. In the same year about the time of the feast of our Lord's Ascension, William Mauclerc was consecrated bishop of Carlisle by Walter archbishop of York. About the same time in the great church ut York, a clear oily liquid flowed from the tomb of St. William, formerly archbishop of that church. In the same year it rained blood-coloured earth at Rome for three days, to the great wonder of numbers of people. Of the death of I'hilip king of the French. lit the same year about the feast of St. Peter ad rincula, died Philip king of the French, whose death was indicateti by a fiery-tailed comet, which bad appeared a short time before; and on his death being made public, Henry the English king sent the archbishop of Canterbury with three bishops to Louis his son, as soon as he was crowned, asking him to restore Normandy and the other transmarine provinces to him, as he had sworn to do with the consent of all his nobles on his departure from England, when peace was made between him and the said king of Kngland. To this demand Louis replied that he held possession of Normandy and other lands as his right, as he would be prepared to prove in his own court if the king of England would appear to support his claim there, lie also added that the oath, which had been made on the part of the king of England, had been violated, inasmuch as his followers, who had been made prisoners at Lincoln, had been compelled to pay a heavy ransom; and with regard lo the liberties of the kingdom of England, to obtain which war had been made, and which


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