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History of the English People, Volume II

The Charter, 1216-1307; The Parliament, 1307-1400

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Published: 1877
Language: English
Wordcount: 94,949 / 276 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.1
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 587
Added to site: 2005.11.11
mnybks.net#: 91
Genre: History
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ween Oxford and Baldon, and fearful of night and of the floods turned aside to a grange of the monks of Abingdon. Their ragged clothes and foreign gestures, as they prayed for hospitality, led the porter to take them for jongleurs, the jesters and jugglers of the day, and the news of this break in the monotony of their lives brought prior, sacrist, and cellarer to the door to welcome them and witness their tricks. The disappointment was too much for the temper of the monks, and the brothers were kicked roughly from the gate to find their night's lodging under a tree. But the welcome of the townsmen made up everywhere for the ill-will and opposition of both clergy and monks. The work of the Friars was physical as well as moral. The rapid progress of population within the boroughs had outstripped the sanitary regulations of the Middle Ages, and fever or plague or the more terrible scourge of leprosy festered in the wretched hovels of the suburbs. It was to haunts such as these that Francis had pointed his disci

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