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THE

CHRONICLE

OF

HENRY OF HUNTINGDON.

COMPRISING

THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND, FROM THE INVASION OF

JULIUS CÆSAR TO THE ACCESSION OF HENRY II.

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AUTHOR OF “NORWAY IN 1818 AND 1819," I'TC., ETC....

LONDON:

IIENRY G. BOHN, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

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DESCRIPTION OF THE FRONTISPIECE.

The plate is copied from a pen-and-ink drawing in the margin of a
IS. of Huntingdon’s History, in the British Museum, of the fourteenth
entury. One of King Stephen's barons, Baldwin Fitz-Gilbert, appears in
he act of addressing the royal army before the battle of Lincoln, the issue of
Which was so disastrous to Stephen's fortunes, he having been taken priso-
jer on the field. Baldwin is standing on a hillock, according to the his-
bry, and leaning on his battle-axe. The army is represented by its leaders.
nights in chain armour-among whom we discover, by the device on his
bield, one of the powerful family of De Clare, to which Baldwin belonged.
stephen himself, distinguished by the diadem encircling his helmet, stands

front of the group, listening to the address which, we are told, he deputeri
Baldwin to make, because his own voice was not sufficiently powerful. An
ittendant has dismounted, and is holding his horse.

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