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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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said, that now he was convicted of theft and fraud, he deserved to suffer a disgraceful death ; to which the king replied as follows : " Hubert from his boyhood, as I am told, has faithfully served first my uncle king Richard, next my father king John, and, although he has acted ill towards me, he shall never by my means suffer an unjust death ; for I would rather be considered a foolish and easyking, than a cruel and tyrannical one ;" and with these words he granted to Hubert all the lands which he formerly held as a gift from bis father, or by purchase, that he might provide the necessary support for himself and his followers therefrom. Soon alter this earl Richard, the king's brother, William earl of Warrene, Richard earl Marshal, and William earl of Ferrers, became sureties for Hubert, and be was sent to the castle of Devizes under the charge of the above four knights, where he remained a prisoner on parole. In the same year, on the morrow of St. Martin's day, were heard dreadful thunderings which continued at intervals for fifteen day» to the great alarm of many, and especially of the citizens of London, who were now quite familiarized to them, for whenever they occurred in England they- were never unheard in London ; this was followed by a lamentable dissension in the kingdom between the king and bis nobles as the following narrative will show. Of the visitation of the religious men of every order throughout the irorld. In this year also pope Gregory appointed inspectors to visit the religious men throughout the whole of Christendom, by the following warrant," Gregory bishop to his venerable brethren the suffragans of the church of Canterbury, health and the apostolic benediction. Satan has gone from before the lord's presence, putting forth his hand to deeds of boldness, and, trusting to his ennningness, hopes to entraj) into vice those who have been elected into God's inheritance, and prepares greater snares against those in whom he perceives the deepest corruption. Whereas it has frequently come under our notice that the churches of the Canterbury district have dreadfully fallen off in spiritual and temporal matters, owing to the evilmindedness and carelessness of those employed in them, we do not choose any longer to pass over their faults in silence, lest, if we should suffer them to go uncorrected we should seem to take them nil ourselves, and have therefore appointed special visitors, reformers, and correcters, as well in the head as the other limbs, to visit those churches situated in that district which are known to belong immediately to the Roman church ; and have granted thern full authority in their visitation of those churches to correct and reform the abuses which they may be certain require reformation and correction, but so as not to disparage or in any way impair the constitutions and amendments that have been duly made in the provincial chapels. We however reserve to ourselves, to the full extent, the general care of all which we have assumed ; nevertheless it is your duty, who have been called to participate in our care, to be careful

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