A chronological abridgment of the history of Great Britain, from the first invasion of the Romans to the year 1763

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Seite 355 - England was deprived at once of both these princes, its chief ornament and support: he expired in the sixty-fifth year of his age and the fifty-first of his reign; and the people were then sensible, though too late, of the irreparable loss which they had sustained.
Seite 497 - England, by people dwelling and resident in the same counties, whereof every one of them shall have free land or tenement to the value of forty shillings by the year at the least above all charges...
Seite 261 - So help me God I will keep all these articles inviolate, as I am a man, as I am a Christian, as I am a knight, and as I am a king crowned and anointed.
Seite 431 - This admirable heroine, to whom the more generous superstition of the ancients would have erected altars, was, on pretence of heresy and magic, delivered over alive to the flames, and expiated, by that dreadful punishment, the signal services which she had rendered to her prince and to her native country.
Seite 415 - ... that France and England should for ever be united under one king, but should still retain their several usages, customs, and privileges...
Seite 400 - Northumberland, having recovered from his sickness, had levied a fresh army, and was on his march to join his son ; but being opposed by the Earl of Westmoreland, and hearing of the defeat at Shrewsbury, he dismissed his forces, and came with a small retinue to the king at York \ He pretended that his sole intention in arming was to mediate between the parties.
Seite 188 - By these regulations it was enacted, that clergymen accused of any crime should be tried in the civil courts ; that laymen should not be tried in the spiritual courts, except by legal and reputable witnesses. These, with some others of less consequence, or implied in the above, to the number of sixteen, were readily subscribed, to by all the bishops present: Becket himself, who at first showed some reluctance, added his name to the number.
Seite 343 - Edward was at last persuaded to mitigate the rigour of the conditions demanded : he only insisted that six of the most considerable citizens should be sent to him, to be disposed of as he thought proper ; that they should come to his camp carrying the keys of the city in their hands, bareheaded and barefooted, with ropes about their necks ; and on these conditions, he promised to spare the lives of all the remainder ". When this intelligence was conveyed to Calais, it struck the inhabitants with...
Seite 137 - The three princes, residing with their father in the castle of 1'Aigle in Normandy, were one day engaged in sport together.; and after some mirth and jollity, the two younger took a fancy of throwing over some water on Robert as he passed through the court on leaving, their apartment...
Seite 427 - ... every thing in his dress and apparel which might distinguish him : that she offered him, in the name of the supreme Creator, to raise the siege of Orleans, and conduct him to Rheims to be there crowned and anointed ; and on his expressing...

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