The History of England, from the Earliest Times to the Death of George the Second, Band 1

F.C. and J. Rivington, 1823

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Seite 17 - They were routed with great slaughter j eighty thousand perished in the field, and an infinite number were made prisoners; while Boadicea herself, fearing to fall into the hands of the enraged victor, put an end to her life by poison. Nero soon after recalled...
Seite 401 - Margaret, flying with her son into a forest, where she endeavoured to conceal herself, was beset, during the darkness of the night, by robbers, who, either ignorant or regardless of her quality, despoiled her of her rings and jewels, and treated her with the utmost indignity. The partition of this rich booty raised a quarrel among them ; and while their attention was thus engaged, she took the opportunity of making her escape with her son, into the thickest of the forest, where she wandered for some...
Seite 344 - The Duke of Hereford appeared in parliament, and accused the Duke of Norfolk of having spoken seditious words against his majesty in a private conversation. Norfolk denied the charge, gave Hereford the lie, and offered to prove his innocence by single combat.
Seite 221 - One weight and one measure shall be established throughout the kingdom. Merchants shall be allowed to transact all business, without being exposed to any arbitrary tolls and impositions : they and all...
Seite 325 - The prisoner was clad in royal apparel, and mounted on a white steed distinguished by its size and beauty, and by the richness of its furniture. The conqueror rode by his side in a meaner attire, and carried by a black palfrey.
Seite 362 - He was buried in Canterbury Cathedral. He had been twice married, and had, by his first wife, a family of four sons and two daughters.
Seite 222 - 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; and all who suffered otherwise in this or the two former reigns, shall be restored to their rights and possessions.
Seite 4 - No species of superstition was ever more terrible, than that of the Druids. Besides the severe penalties, which it was in...
Seite 349 - My lord king," returned the earl, with a cool respectful bow, " I am come sooner than you appointed, because your people say, that for one-and-twenty years you have governed with rigour and indiscretion. They are very ill satisfied with your conduct ; but if it please God, I will help you to govern them better for the time to come.
Seite 340 - A few days after they appeared in his presence, armed, and attended with armed followers ; and they accused, by name, the Archbishop of York, the Duke of Ireland, the Earl of Suffolk, Sir Robert Tresilian, and Sir Nicholas Brembre, as public and dangerous enemies to the state.

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