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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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528 ΚΟΠΕΙΪ ΟΓ WENDOVER. [Α. η. 1009 that, during tlic truce, he would assist the sultan against all men. Christians as well as Saracens, and on the other hand the sultan would in the same way assist him. Also, that he had deprived the canons of the holy cross at Acre of some revenues, which were their due at the port of Acre. Also, that he had plundered the archbishop of Nicbosia in Cyprus. Also, that in opposition to the patriarch, be had by the secular power protected a certain bishop of the Syrians who had been ordained by one who was excommunicated and schismatical. Also, that he had robbed the canons of the holy sepulchre of the offerings at that sepulchre, and the patriarch of the offerings at Calvary and Golgotha, and had also roblieci the canons of the holy temple of their offerings, collecting all these offerings by his agents, for which offences his brother Walter had excommunicated bini and all his followers in the city of Jerusalem. Also, that on I'ahn Sunday he had ordered the preachers to be dragged by force from the pulpits where they were preaching, and had maltreated and imprisoned them. Also, that about the time of our bord's passion he had besieged the patriarch, the bishops of Winchester and Exeter, and the templars in their houses, but when he saw that he oould not gain his ends be departed in confusion. For these reasons, although there were not wanting others, his holiness the pope paid no regard to whatever he had done in the Holy band, and made war against him, asserting that it was just and necessary to the Christian faith, that a disturber of the church should be deposed from the imperial station, and what was still more abominable than all these offences, he had stirred up such a grievous persecution against his mother, the church of Rome, had taken possession of the castles, lands, and possessions belonging to it, and even now detained them as a declared enemy. Of the tithes collected in England for pope Gregory. About this same time master Stephen the pope's chaplain and messenger explained the pope's business and the cause of his coming to Kngland to the king, on which the latter, on the second Sunday after Easter, convoked a council at Westminster of the archbishops, bishops, abbats. priors, templars, hospitallers, earls, barons, rectors of churches, and all who held in chief from him, to hear the aforesaid message, and to discuss necessary business in common. When therefore they were idi assembled, laymen as well as prelates and their dependants, master Stephen, in the presence of them all, re.vl the letters of the pope, claiming the tenth part of all moveable property throughout all England, Ireland, and Wales, from clergy as well as laity, in order to enable his holiness to carry on the war which he had undertaken against the Roman emperor Frederic. lie also declared in these letters that lie alone had undertaken this expedition on behalf of the church universal, which the said emperor, so long excommunicated and rebellious,

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