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"The Flowers of History" by Matthew of Westminster, translated by C.D. Yonge, B.A., AMS Press, New York, NY, 1968, Vol 2

 

"A.D. 1076. On the twenty-seventh day of March the earth trembled and a general earthquake took place all over England and a heavey frost and great abundance of ice continued from the beginning of November to the middle of April."

 

"A.D. 1077. On Palm Sunday, which fell on the sixteenth of April, a star appeared about six o'clock, while the sky was quite clear." pg 8

 

"A.D. 1079. On the night of the nativity of our Lord a violent storm of wind shook several solid buildings." pg 9

 

"A.D. 1081. The same year, a great earthquake, accompanied with a terrible subterraneous noise, took place all over England, in a manner contrary to the usual course of nature." pg 10

 

"A.D. 1087. A great disaster happened in England. For the nation was attacked by such a great disease and pestilence, that those who escaped the fevers died of famine. For God sent tempests and thunders and lightnings, by which many men perished and He spared neither animals nor cattle; but even the domestic birds of England, the pea****s and poultry and geese, fled from the houses and all became wild birds." pg 13

 

"A.D. 1087. The same year, while some men of patrician rank, debating at Milan on affairs of state, were sitting together in a tower in that city, a voice sounded in the ears of all of them, calling one of them by name, and begging him to depart with all speed. And, as he delayed to comply, a certain person appeared to him, who, having called him, prevailed upon him by entreaty to depart. And, when he had gone out, the tower suddenly fell and crushed all who were there miserably." pg 15

 

"A.D. 1091. A violent and mischievous wind struck London, shaking the towers and buildings and fruit bearing trees." pg 18

 

"A.D. 1092. This same year also a great deal of rain fell and an inundation took place, a greater than which had never been seen. "

 

"A.D. 1093. After some excessive inundations which had been caused by the rain, even the large rivers were covered with such a thick ice, which lasted a long time, that they became passable for men and loaded carriages and waggons. At last, when the snow melted, the fragments of ice floating down the river left scarcely one sound bridge in the whole country." pg 20

 

"A.D. 1094. The same year, stars were seen to fall from heaven." pg 21

 

"A.D. 1096 Stars were seen to fall from heaven." pg 24

 

"A.D. 1098. This year, the convent of the Charter House was begun by the brotherhood, who were seeking a suitable dwelling. And a voice was heard above, saying in the language of the country, 'ciestavus,' that is to say, 'stop here;' on which they stopped where they were, and founded a Church and other buildings, which daily prospered and increased in temporal and spiritual things." pg 25

 

"A.D. 1099. This year also, the sea broke its bounds, and did such a quantity of mischief as no one had ever seen or heard of before...on the tenth of April, Jerusalem was taken by the Christians...and the Christians offered the Kingdom of Jerusalem to Robert, Duke of Normandy, and, because he refused it, God was offended with him, nor was he ever prosperous in any subsequent undertaking." pg 26

 

"A.D. 1100. This year many disasters happened. And the devil appeared visibly in out-of-the-way places and woods and accosted passers-by. Besides this, in the county of Berkshire, in the village of Hampstede, blood flowed out of the ground for fifteen days together; and flowed from so abundant a spring, that it made a horrible pool." pg 27

 

"A.D. 1103. A deadly and too-fatal mortality took place, both of men and animals." pg 30

 

"A.D. 1104. On the seventeenth of April, four circles were seen around the sun, white and spotted, and marvelously entwined together. A comet appeared in the month of February." pg 31

 

"A.D. 1106. The same year, in token of this event, two moons were seen in the heaven, one in the east and the other in the west, and a comet about one cubit distance from the sun, about three o'clock." pg 32

 

"A.D. 1110. This year also, a comet appeared in a marvelous manner; for it rose in the east, and when it had ascended into the firmament, it appeared not to advance, but to retrograde."

 

"A.D. 1111. On the second of April, a terrible mortality of animals began and likewise a great famine in Normandy."

 

"A.D. 1112. There was a great mortality of men." pg 34

 

"A.D. 1113. The same year, in the month of May, a great comet appeared, and a little afterwards there was an earthquake, which threw down part of the city of Manistre, not far from Antioch, with two castles, called Triphalet and Mariscus."

 

"A.D. 1114. The same year, in the month of December, the heaven suddenly appeared red, as if it were on fire and the moon was eclipsed at the same time. On the twenty-ninth of March the Thames was dried up and so was the sea for twelve miles and this lasted for two days.  A comet appeared in the month of May." pg 35

 

"A.D. 1117. On the first day of November a terrible storm of lightening, thunder and hail alarmed mankind. There was an earthquake, and the moon was turned into blood, on the eleventh of December. Both events took place at midnight." pg 36

 

"A.D. 1120. On the nineteenth of March, the light fell twice on the tomb of the Lord." pg 37

 

"A.D. 1123. On the fifteenth of April the sun appeared like a new moon." pg 38

 

"A.D. 1125. This year also there was a great famine." pg 39

 



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