The History of Edward Prince of Wales, Commonly Termed the Black Prince, Eldest Son of King Edward the Third: With a Short View of the Reigns of Edward I., Edward II. and Edward III. and a Summary Account of the Institution of the Order of the Garter

J. Bew, 1776 - 352 Seiten

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Seite 351 - Richard, in the thirty-fourth year of his age, and the twenty-third of his reign. Though his conduct was...
Seite 16 - ... condemned to death by the rebellious barons : he was hanged on a gibbet ; his body was cut in pieces, and thrown to the dogs ; § and his head was sent to Winchester...
Seite 351 - Pomfret, where he was confined, and dispatched him with their halberts. But it is more probable, that he was starved to death in prison; and after all sustenance was denied him, he prolonged his unhappy life, it is said, for a fortnight, before he reached the end of his miseries.
Seite 194 - ... so called. Yet in the field of battle, and on all other occasions, his surcoat, or guipon, was emblazoned with the arms of England labelled. The terrible effort of his prowess seems to have given another meaning to his epithet, for Froissart, having described the battle of Poictiers, in 1356, adds, "Thus did Edward the Black Prince, now doubly dyed black by the terror of his arms.
Seite 57 - Britanny, had no issue, andhis younger brother the late count of Penthievre, had left only one daughter, whom the duke deemed his heir, as his family had inherited the duchy by a female succession ; he thought accordingly, that his niece's title was preferable to that of the count of Mountfort, his own brother, but of a second marriage, and he purposed to marry her to some person who might be able to defend her rights.
Seite 124 - I took to be a vain and idle romance, derogatory both to the founder and the order, first published by Polydore Virgil, a stranger to the affairs of England, and by him taken upon no better ground than fama vulyi, the tradition of the common people, too trifling a foundation to such a building.
Seite 147 - ... appointed to be given to every succeeding knight. From this we may extract the statute explaining the qualification of a knight, that he shall be " without reproach." "And as touchyng or concernyng any manner of reproche, forasmoche as there be divers and many sundry poyntis of reproche, there shall be here declared but three poyntis of them oonly, as it is declared in manner and fourme folowyng. " The first poynt of reproach is, that if any knyght (as God defende) be convaynqued or attaynted...
Seite 139 - Simplicius and Faustinus, two Roman senators, who suffered martyrdom under Dioclesian. The religious society or confraternity of St. Simplicius wore silver collars of double SS...
Seite 103 - ... a fituation. At laft one of the principal inhabitants called Euftace de St. Pierre, whofe name deferves to be recorded, ftepped forth, and declared himfelf willing to encounter death for the fafety of his friends and companions: Another, animated by his example, made a like generous offer: A third and a fourth prefented themfelves to the fame fate; and the whole number was foon completed.
Seite 148 - Fight, he chat then renioufly and cowardly flieth or departeth away from thens, ought to be efteemed and judged to have reproche, and never worthi to be elected Knyght of the faid Company, (as God forbidde) do comtnytte any fuch reproche 5 that then he (hall be departed and difgraded of the faid Order, at the next Chaptier enfuyng, if it foo (hall pleafe the Soverayne and the Company.

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