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The Historians' History of the World: England to 1485
Henry Smith Williams
Visualizzazione completa - 1907
Alfred archbishop archbishop of Canterbury arms army assembled barons battle Becket bishop Britons brother Calais Canterbury Canute castle cause chief chroniclers church clergy coast command Conqueror Conquest council court crown Danes Danish daughter death defeated dominions duke duke of Burgundy duke of Gloucester duke of York E. A. Freeman Eadgar earl Edward enemy English father favour Flanders fleet followed force French Gloucester Godwin hands Harold Harthacnut Henry Henry VI Henry's homage honour invaders John Kent king of England king of France king's kingdom knights Lancaster land London lord marched marriage married Matilda Mercia murder nation nobles Norman Normandy Northumbria oath parliament peace person Philip pope possession prelates prince prisoner queen received reign returned Richard Robert Roman royal Saxon says Scotland Scots sent ships siege soon sovereign summoned sword thousand throne took town victory Wales Warwick Welsh Wessex William Winchester York
Pagina 155 - Surely in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird," or, before the eyes of every thing that hath a wing, as in the original.
Pagina 350 - And for holding the general council of the kingdom concerning the assessment of aids, except in the three cases aforesaid, and for the assessing of scutages, we will cause to be summoned the archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls, and greater barons of the realm, singly by our letters. And furthermore we shall cause to be summoned generally by our sheriffs and bailiffs, all others who hold of us in chief...
Pagina 485 - This land of such dear souls, this dear, dear land, Dear for her reputation through the world, Is now leas'd out (I die pronouncing it), Like to a tenement, or pelting farm: England, bound in with the triumphant sea, Whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege Of watery Neptune, is now bound in with shame, With inky blots, and rotten parchment bonds: That England, that was wont to conquer others, Hath made a shameful conquest of itself.
Pagina 349 - ... and the land shall be committed to two lawful and discreet men of that fee, who shall answer for the issues to us, or to him to whom we shall assign them ; and if we...
Pagina 352 - It shall be lawful, for the time to come, for any one to go out of our kingdom, and return safely and securely, by land or by water, saving his allegiance to us...
Pagina 91 - ... any craft, without wisdom. Because whatsoever is done through folly, no one can ever reckon for craft. This is now especially to be said ; that I wished to live honourably whilst I lived, and after my life to leave to the men who were after me, my memory in good works.
Pagina 353 - Wales, they shall be immediately restored to them ; and if any dispute arise upon this head, the matter shall be determined in the Marches by the judgment of their peers ; for tenements in England according to the law of England, for tenements in Wales according to the law of Wales, for...
Pagina 470 - Because a great part of the people, and especially of workmen and servants, late died of the pestilence, many seeing the necessity of masters, and great scarcity of servants, will not serve unless they may receive excessive wages...
Pagina 255 - They greatly oppressed the wretched people by making them work at these castles, and when the castles were finished they filled them with devils and evil men. Then they took those whom they suspected to have any goods, by night and by day, seizing both men and women, and they put them in prison for their gold and silver and tortured them with pains unspeakable ; for never were any martyrs tortured as these were.