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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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».!. 1220. J CONSECRATION OE THE ARCHlilSHOl'. ôrd of June, king Henry conferred the belt of a knight on John, son of Hubert the justiciary of Kngland. Of the consecration of Hichard archbishop of Canterbury, c\e. In the same year, on Trinity-Sunday, the suffragan bishops of the church of Canterbury assembled at that city, and on that day master Richard the archbishop elect was consecrated by Henry bishop of Rochester, without the pall, so that he was allowed either to ordain or to dedicate churches. Together with him on the same day, which was the 10th of June, Roger bishop elect of London, and Hugh of lily, were consecrated by the same bishop before the great altar in the church of the Holy Trinity.* Of the great preparations of the kintj of England to cross into France. About the same time, at .Michaelmas, king Henry assembled at Portsmouth all the nobility of the kingdom of England, namely, th" earls, barons, and knights, with such a host of soldiers, horse and foot, as was believed none of his predecessors had ever before got together; for such a host of knights anil soldiers came to him from the countries of Ireland and Scotland, Wales and Galway. that all were wonder-struck ; for with this great force the king intended to cross the sea, to recover possession of the territories which his father had lost. Rut when tic chiefs and marshals of the king's army came to embark the provisions and arms on board the ships, they found only such a few of them that there were not enough to transport half the army ; when the news of this wa., carried to the king he was greatly enraged and laid the whole Maine of this on Hubert de Burgh the justiciary', and, in the hearing of all, called him an old traitor, accusing him of having received live thousand marks from the ipieen of the French to cause this deficiency in order to frustrate his plans, and at length in a transport of rage he drew his sword and endeavoured to kill the justici ary ; on this Ralph earl of Chester, and several others who were present, interposed and saved him from death, but he withdrew himself from the king's presence, until his anger against him should cool down. In the meantime on the Oth of October. Henry count of lirittanyt arrived at that port, to conduct the king in safety to his territory, as had been agreed on and confirmed by oath between them ; but he, in conjunction with some other prudent men of the army, advised the king to put off the expedition till after the ensuing Easter, as it was dangerous to undertake such a dillicult voyage during the winter; on this the king gave permission to all of the army to return home, and he and the justiciary * Paris adds:—"In the same year, on the 14th of November, died Martin de I'ateshull dean of London, a man of remarkable skill and well verseti in the laws of the kingdom.*' + This should be Peter Mauelere count of liri'.tany, Henry was the name of the duke of llurgimdr.

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