In 1069 Robert of Comines, a Norman to whom William had given the earldom of Northumberland, was murdered by the English at Durham; the north declared for Edgar Atheling, the last male representative of the West-Saxon dynasty; and Sweyn Estrithson of Denmark sent a fleet to aid the rebels.
Reminding us in some respects of the quaint medieval writers, Froissart and Philippe de Comines, he greatly excels them, at once in the beauty of his language and the art with which he has combined his heterogeneous materials into a single perfect harmonious whole.
William the Conqueror's earl of Northumberland, Robert de Comines, was slain at Durham in 1069, and the houses of Gospatric (earls of Dunbar and March) and of de Comines (the Comyns of Badenoch) were long puissant in Scottish history.
Or COMINES Commines (Flem.
Comines carries on the spinning of flax, wool and cotton.
De Comines, the historian of Charles VIII.'s expedition to Naples, differs from the earlier French chroniclers in his way of French .
Both De Comines and Villon indicate the entrance of a new quality into literature.
Comines wrote well of her that she would have done more prudently if she had endeavoured to adjust the disputes of the rival factions instead of saying "I am of this party, and will maintain it" (Memoires vi.
French authorities and especially the Chroniques of George de Chastellain, and the Memoires of Philippes de Comines contain much that is of value.
Special mention may be made of the Memoires of Philippe de Comines, and of the Memoires and other writings of Olivier de la Marche.
(a partisan account of events in 1470-1471), published by the Camden Society; the Paston Letters with Dr Gairdner's valuable Introduction; and for foreign affairs the Memoires of Philippe de Comines; the collection called Chronicles of the White Rose is useful.