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The Commons SENATE, and the PEOPLE'S VOICE.
chains; . ..!.1 . . :
defeat, And GLOUCESTER's fall, submission now compleat The fame of EDWARD; and his father's life . Closes unchecquer'd by succeeding strife ; Yet not a Chief of those subdued, With blood the vengeful axe imbued i. Nor scarce a subject died, as records tell, Save those who in the sanguine contest fell. .
The kingdom in peace, we're by chronicles told,
With the fame that young EDWARD acquired “ To Palestine hasten’d the hero so bold,”
In whose absence King Henry expired.
And thus the longest reign in Britain ended
Robert of Glocestere, his Character of English
“ In the countrie of Canterburie plenty of fish is; “ And most chase of wild beasts about Salsbrie,
I wis, is ; “At London, ships most; and wine at Winches
tere; “At Hartford, sheepe and oxe; and fruit at Wor
cestere ; “ Sope, about Coventry; iron, at Glocestere ; “ Metals, lead and tyn, in the countrie of Exces.
tere; 4 Evorwick, for fajrest wood; Lincolne for fairest
men, &c. &c.”
Part of a Ballad on Richard of Cornwell, King
of the Romans,—-written 1255. .
RICHARD of Alemayne, while he was King,
By God that is above us, he deede much sin,
For love of Wyndesore.
Sir Simon de Montfort hath sworn by ys chyn
To help of Wyndesore.
* Bore it hence.
Sir Simon de Montfort hath sworn by ys fot,
To helpe Wyndesore,
SUMMARY OF THE REIGN OF EDWARD I. SURNAMED LONGSHANKS.
Born at Westminster, June, 1939. Began to reign, 1272. Married twice, first to Eleanot, daughter of Ferdinand III. King of Castile, by whom he had issue, John, Henry, and Alphonsus, who died young; Edward, his successor; Eleanor, married to Henry, Duke de Bur; Joan, to Gilbert Clare, Earl of Glocester, and afterwards to Robert de Monthermer; Margaret, to John, Duke of Brabant; Elizabeth, to John, Earl of Holland, and afterwards to Humphrey Bohun, Earl of Hereford; Berenguella, Alice, Blanche, and Beatrice, died unmarried. King Edward's second wife was Margaret of France, by whom he had Thomas, Duke of Norfolk, and Earl Marshal of England; Edmund, Earl of Kent; apd Eleanor, died in infancy. He reigned near thirty-five years. His body was buried at Westminster, his heart in the Holy Land.
PRINCIPAL EVENTS. Conquest of Wales. Jews expelled from England. Edward chosen umpire of the Scots, acts unfairly. Scotland greatly defended by Sir William Wallace, who, however, is taken and shamefully put to death. Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas put on their present establishment. Parlia, ments more regularly called. Westminster Abbey finished.
EMINENT PERSONS. John Peckham, Robert Winchelsea, Walter Reynold, and John Stratford, Archbishops of Canterbury. Richard, Earl of Cornwall. Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk. Humphrey Bohun, Earl of Hereford. John Plantagenet, Earl of War. ren. Roger Bacon. Wickliffe.