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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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45 6 ROGER OF WF.NDOVER. [Λ.ΐ). 122.Î. and the nobles of tlic district. After tlie feast had been kept with due solemnity, Hubert do Burgh the king's justiciary, on the said king's behalf, set forth in the presence of the archbishops, bishops, earls, barons, and all the rest, the losses and injuries which the king had suffered in the transmarine provinces ; by which, not only the king, but also many earls and barons besides him had been deprived of their inheritances ; and since many were concerned in the business, the assistance of many would be necessary. He therefore asked the advice and assistance of all as to the means by which the Knglish crown could regain its lost dignities and old rights; in order to effect this properly, he believed that it would be sufficient if the fifteenth part of all moveable property throughout England were to be granted to the king, alike from clergy and laity. This proposal having been made, the archbishop and all the assembly of bishops, earls, barons abbats, and priors, alter some deliberation, gave for their answer, that they would willingly accede to the king's demands, if he would grant them their long-sought liberties. The king therefore was induced by covetousness to grant their request, and charters having been drawn up under the king's seal, one was sent to each of the counties of England, and to those counties which were situated in a forest, two charters were sent, namely, one of the common liberties, and the other of the liberties of the forest ; the contents of these charters have been before written, in the history of king John's reign, and the charters of the two kings do not diiicr in any point. Then a day was determined on in the Easter month for twelve knights and liege men to be chosen from each county of the kingdom, who should on their oath distinguish the new from the old forests, in order that all those which should he discovered to have been afforested sinco the coronation of the present king's grandfather Henry, should be immediately deforested ; and thus the council broke up, and the charters were sent each to their proper county, where, by the king's command, they were ordered under oath in writing to be observed by all. How the English king tent his brother Hicharrl into (Inscony. In the same year, on the day of the purification of St. Mary, Richard the kiti2 of England's brother, was made a belted

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