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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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- Λ. η. 12*25.] ITXISIIMENT ΟΙ· C0NC1I11NT..S. 459 were sent throughout Kngland for the purpose of choosing, in each of tlie forest districts, twelve knights in- fre e and liege men, to perambulate the bounds of the forests, and to determine, on their oath, what forests ought to remain in their present state, and which ought to be deforested. The king's commands being very soon fulfilled, not, however, without great opposition from many, each and all put these liberties in practice, sidling the produce of their own woods, making essarts, hunting game, and ploughing the land which was before, uncultivated, so that all did. as they chose in the deforested woods; and not only men, but dogs also, who used formerly to be footed, enjoyed these liberties. In short, the nobles, knights, and free tenants took advantage of these liberties, so that not one iota contained in the king's charter was omitted. Of the collection of the fifteenth part of property for the king's use. About this same time a moiety of the fifteenth part of all moveable property was collected for the king's use, a respite being granted for the payment of the other portion till Michaelmas. In this year too, Hugh Higod earl of the Kast-Anglians, paid the debt of nature, and the king consigned all his possessions and dignities to the charge of the justiciary. Of the concubines of priests. In the same year, a warrant was issued by the archbishop of Canterbury and his stitfrngan bishops, to the following effect. The concubines of priests and clerks, who are in holy orders and endowed with benefices, shall not receive church burial, unless they truly reform their lives, or show such repentance in their last days as will entitle them to a dispensation. Moreover, they shall not be admitted to the kiss of peace, nor shall they partake of the consecrated bread in the church, as long as their paramours keep them in their houses, or openly elsewhere. Also, if they bring forth children, they shall not be purified, unless they shall previously give to the archdeacon or his ollieial, sufficient security that they will make proper reparation at the next chapter after their purification. Moreover, all priests in whose parishes the concubines of such persons dwell, unless they give notice of it to the archdeacon or his official, shall be suspended; and before they are absolved, they shall be

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