The History of England: From the Earliest Times to the Death of George II. By Dr. Goldsmith. In Four Volumes. ...

T. Davies; Becket and De Hondt; and T. Cadell, 1771

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Seite 314 - I, John, by the grace of God king of England and lord of Ireland, in order to expiate my sins, from my own free will, and the advice of my barons, give to the .church of Rome, to pope Innocent and his successors, the kingdom of England, and all other prerogatives of my crown. I will hereafter hold them as the pope's vassal. I will be faithful to God, to the church of Rome, to the pope my master, and his successors legitimately elected.
Seite 20 - Suetonius in a great and decisive battle, where 80,000 of the Britons are said to have perished; and Boadicea herself, rather than fall into the hands of the enraged victor, put an end to her own life by poison.
Seite 43 - Mercia was the sixth which was established by these fierce invaders, comprehending all the middle counties, from the banks of the Severn to the frontiers of the two last named kingdoms.
Seite 310 - The next gradation of papal sentences was to absolve John's subjects from their oaths of fidelity and allegiance, and to declare every one excommunicated who had any commerce with him in public or in private ; at his table, in his council, or even in private conversation : And this sentence was accordingly, with all imaginable solemnity, pronounced against him.
Seite 291 - What have you done to me?" replied coolly the prisoner: "you killed with your own hands my father, and my two brothers; and you intended to have hanged myself: I am now in your power, and you may take revenge by inflicting...
Seite 327 - No freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or dispossessed of his free tenement and liberties, or outlawed, or banished, or anywise hurt or injured, unless by the legal judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land...
Seite 192 - Henry entertained hopes for three days, that his son had put into some distant port of England ; but when certain intelligence of the calamity was brought him, he fainted away; and it was remarked, that he never after was seen to smile, nor ever recovered his wonted cheerfulness.
Seite 326 - ... shall be allowed to go out of the kingdom and return to it at pleasure: London, and all cities and...
Seite 305 - ... implied in it. He begged him to consider seriously the form of the rings, their number, their matter, and their colour. Their form, he said, being round, shadowed out eternity, which had neither beginning nor end ; and he ought thence to learn his duty of aspiring from earthly objects to heavenly, from things temporal to things eternal.
Seite 158 - CONQUEROR. 139 sudden, he bruised so severely his belly on the pummel of the saddle, that apprehending the consequences, he ordered himself to be carried in a litter to the monastery at St. Gervais at Rouen. Finding his illness increase, and being sensible of the approach of death, he began to turn his eyes to a future state, and was now struck with remorse for all his cruelties and depredations. He endeavoured to atone for them by large presents to churches and monasteries, and by giving liberty...

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