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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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In the same year, during Lent, the Roman emperor had gained BO much ground against his enemies that lie had ly foree regained possession of all the eastles and possessions which belonged to the empire ; and all those whom he took prisoners in the eastles he either flayed alive or hung on the gibbet. John de Brienne, his declared enemy, afraid of falling into his hands, fled into France, his native country. After this, on the interposition of friends and religious men, a truce was agreed on between the pope and the emperor, until they could arrange terms of peace. In the month of April in this same year, the noble chief, William de Braose, was hung by Llewellyn the Welsh chief, being caught, as was said, in adultery with the wife of that prince. In the same year, on the demand of the king, the archbishops, bishops, abbats, and priors throughout all Kngland, gave to the king a large sum of money to enable hiin to recover the provinces on the continent which had been taken from his father. The citizens of London too were compelled to redeem themselves by the payment of a heavy amount for the same purpose ; and the Jews, whether they would or not, were compelled to give up a third of all their property. How Ihe king of I'nglmd crossed tcith his army into lîritiahy. At Faster king Henry assembled a large army at Reading, comprising all the nobles of the kingdom who owed him military service, and great numbers of others from different countries, and then moving his camp from that place he marched to I'oitsinouth, where on the 30th of April be embarked with his wdiole army, lie then set sail, and by the exertions of his ship's crews he landed at St. Malo in Brittany on the 3rd of May ; a great part of the army who were unable to follow the king's track closely, landed in different places, but. by Cod's assistance, they all came to the king in Brittany without injury and without loss of their proiierty. The count of Brittany received the king with due reverence and honour, and delivered to him the towns and castles of that province, and many others of the nobles of the province came anil did homage ami swore fealty to him. Andrew de Vitre, however, and a few other noblemen refused to give their allegiance to the king, and, supplying their eastles with provisions, made strong preparations for resistance. The French king, when be was informed of the arrival of the king of Kngland, assembled a powerful army, and marched with shields and standards glittering to the city of Anjou, where he measured out his camp, and made a long halt, to obstruct the Knglish king's progress into l'oictou. King Henry was at this time at the city of Nantes, awaiting the arrival of a further rcinforcem-nt of troops which were coming to him from various quarters, and during his stay there the French king with his army laid siege to a weak fortress called Oiidou, uear'y four leagues distant troni Nantes, and. easily gaining

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