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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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KOGER OF WEISTDOVEU.. [Λ.Π. 1229. those who rose with Christ, and went into the holy city, and appeared tinto men ; he also tells of the creed of the apostles, and of their separation and preaching ; and all this he relates without muling or levity of conversation, as one who is well practised in •sorrow and the fear of (led, always looking forward with fear to the coining of Jesus Christ, lest at the last judgment he should find him in anger, whom, when on his way to death, he had provoked to just vengeance. Numbers come to him from different parts of the world, enjoying his society and conversation, and to them, if they are men of authority, he explains all doubts on the matters on which he is questioned, lie refuses all gifts that are offered to him, living content with slight food and clothing, lie places his hope of salvation on the fact that he sinned through ignorance, for the bord when suffering prayed for his enemies in these words, "• Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." How matter limier sneeeeded Eustace, histtap of London. In the same year Kustae-.- bishop of London closed his life : and in his place the canons elect d master Roger, surnamed the lilack. a canon of their church, who was then presented to the king and received by him without any opposition. In the same year too, in the month of December, (iconrey bishop of Kly died, and was buried in the cathedral church on the 1 2th of the same month ; and on his death the monks by common consent elected Hugh abbat of St. Edmund's, who. when presented to the king, was willingly accepted of by him, and was invested with all the property of the bishopric. fine the continental r.ttUea invited the king of England to come to them. Λ.Ρ. 12211. At Christinas king Henry held his court at Oxford, at which the nobles of the k.ngdoni were present. At that place the archbishop of 15 uirdeaux, who was sent by the nobles of Gascony. Aquitaine, and l'oictou, came to him, and was received with due honour by the king, and he kept Christmas with him. Special messengers also came to him from Normandy, all of whom had one and the same business with him, which was, on behalf of the nobles of the above-named provinces, to invite him to come in person to those parts, and promising that they would all come to him with horses and arms, and followed by the people of the province, and would stand by him without flinching, so that he might regain his lost territories. Henry in his simplicity was doubtful how to act, and therefore' consulted the justiciary, who was his only counsellor, who advised him to postpone the matter till a more favourable opportunity. And the messengers being unable to obtain any other answer returned home. Hew the astronomers of Toledo wrote roneerning the planets. In the same year the astronomers of Toledo sent letters to all Christian people to the following clfcct:—"To all the faithful followers of Christ to whom these letters shall come, master John


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