The geography of British history

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Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863 - Great Britain - 720 pages

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Page 167 - My liege, I did deny no prisoners. But I remember, when the fight was done, When I was dry with rage and extreme toil, Breathless and faint, leaning upon my sword, Came there a certain lord, neat...
Page 131 - All this was to be triply estimated : first, as the estate was held in the time of the Confessor ; then, as it was bestowed by King William ; and thirdly, as its value stood at the formation of the Survey. The jurors were moreover to state whether any advance could be made in the value.
Page 194 - There be many smiths in the town, that use to make knives and all manner of cutting tools, and many lorimers that make bitts, and a great many nailors, so that a great part of the town is maintained by smiths, who have their iron and sea-coal out of Staffordshire.
Page 226 - HIGH on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold, Satan exalted sat...
Page 131 - ... how many servi, what free-men, how many tenants in socage, what quantity of wood, how much meadow and pasture, what mills and fish-ponds, how much added or taken away, what the gross value in King Edward's time, what the present value, and how much each free-man or soch-man had or has.
Page 217 - Spanish vessels on a tour of exploration, landed and took possession of the island in the name of the King of Spain.
Page 127 - Before the Conquest, English princes received their education in Normandy. English sees and English estates were bestowed on Normans. The French of Normandy was familiarly spoken in the palace of Westminster. The court of Rouen seems to have been to the court of Edward the Confessor what the court of Versailles long afterwards was to the court of Charles the Second.
Page 245 - ... they gave him another : his horse was killed under him at the first charge, and fell down upon him ; and as he rose up, he was knocked down again by the Gentleman who charged him, who 'twas conceived was Sir Ingram Hopton : but afterwards he ' the Colonel ' recovered a poor horse in a soldier's hands, and bravely mounted himself again.
Page 200 - It was not till the end of this reign that any salads, carrots, turnips, or other edible roots, were produced in England. The little of these vegetables that was used was formerly imported from Holland and Flanders". Queen Catherine, when she wanted a salad, was obliged to despatch a messenger thither on purpose.

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