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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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Α.η. 1220.1 COUNCIL AT nocuous. 469 prove himself α servant of his Creator; and thus he continued in the greatest state of repentance for some days, until he resigned his spirit to his Redeemer. When his body was being carried from the castle to the new church, about a mile distant, to be buried, the tapers, which, according to custom, were carried, lighted with the cross and censors, continued, notwithstanding showers of rain and the violence of the wind, to shed a light during the whole journey, thereby plainly showing that the earl being thus sincerely penitent, belonged to the number of the sons of light.* How Master Otho endeavoured to reeoncile the king to Faulkes. About this same time, Master Otho the pope's messenger came to the king of Kngland, requesting him on behalf of his holiness to receive Faulkcs into favour, and to restore to him his wife, lands, and possessions, and all other property which had been taken from him ; but the king replied, that Faulkcs had, for open treachery, been condemned to perpetual banishment by all the clergy and people, which sentence he could not invalidate without acting in opposition to the old-established customs of the kingdom. Master Otho, on receiving this reply, desisted from making further requests in the matter, lie then sent his letters to all the cathedral and conventual churches throughout England, demanding of them the procuration-money due to the messengers of the Roman church, and limited the amount of each procuration to forty shillings. Of the council at Bourges, at which flomanus the legate to the French presided. About this same time Master Romanus was sent by our lord the pope into France, to discharge the functions of legate there; on his arrival, he summoned the French king, the archbishops, bishops, and the Gallic clergy, together • lbs epitaph is tints given by l'aria :— " Fins cmnitum, Willelmus obit, stirpa regia, longus Elisia vaginani c.rpit habere brevem." When William, flower of earls, resigned Ilia princely breath. His long sword was content to find A shorter sheath.

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