The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the Revolution in 1688. In Eight Volumes, Band 3

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J. M'Creery, 1807

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Seite 261 - His reign: a prince more splendid and showy, than either prudent or virtuous; brave, though cruel; addicted to pleasure, though capable of activity in great emergencies; and less fitted to prevent ills by wise precautions, than to remedy them after they took place, by his vigour and enterprise.
Seite 178 - No less than thirty thousand persons are said to have daily lived at his board in the different manors and castles which he possessed in England...
Seite 149 - Rheims lay in a distant quarter of the kingdom ; was then in the hands of a victorious enemy ; the whole road which led to it was occupied by their garrisons : and no man could be so sanguine as to imagine that such an attempt could so soon come within the bounds of possibility.
Seite 146 - ... preparations. As the convoy approached the river, a sally was made by the garrison on the side of Beausse, to prevent the English general from sending any detachment to the other side. The provisions were peaceably embarked in boats, which the inhabitants of Orleans had sent to receive them.
Seite 110 - That France and England should for ever be united under one king ; but should still retain their several usages, customs, and privileges...
Seite 99 - Normandy under the constable d'Albret; a force which, if prudently conducted, was sufficient either to trample down the English in the open field, or to harass and reduce to nothing their small army, before they could finish so long and difficult a march. Henry, therefore, cautiously offered to sacrifice his conquest of Harfleur for a safe passage to Calais ; but his proposal being rejected, he determined to make his way by valour and conduct through all the opposition of the enemy.
Seite 72 - ... chose rather to throw himself upon the king's mercy than lead a precarious and indigent life in exile. Upon his appearing before Henry at York, he pretended that his sole intention in arming was to mediate between the two parties ; and this, though but a very weak apology, seemed to satisfy the king.
Seite 176 - Richard duke of York. This prince, thus descended by his mother from Philippa, only daughter of the duke of Clarence, second son of Edward III. stood plainly in the order of succession before the king, who derived his descent from the duke of Lancaster, third son of that monarch...
Seite 457 - These seem to be reserved for my lord's table, or that of the upper servants, called the knight's table. The other servants, as they eat salted meat.almost through the whole year, and with few or no vegetables, had a very bad and unhealthy diet : So that there cannot be any thing more erroneous than the magnificent ideas formed of the Roast Beef of old England...
Seite 223 - Woodeville, a private gentleman, to whom she bore several children, and among the rest Elizabeth, who was remarkable for the grace and beauty of her person, as well as for other amiable accomplishments. This young lady had married Sir John Gray of Groby, by whom she had children; and her husband being slain in the second battle of St. Albans, fighting on the side of Lancaster, and...

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