The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Death of George the Third, Band 3


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Seite 286 - Ternois at Blangi, he was surprised to observe from the heights the whole French army drawn up in the plains of Agincourt, and so posted that it was impossible for him to proceed on his march without coming to an engagement.
Seite 139 - ... and humanity. Edward ordered a repast to be prepared in his tent for the prisoner, and he himself served at the royal* captive's table, as if he had been one of his retinue; he stood at the king's back during the meal, constantly refused to take a place at table, and declared that, being a subject, he was too well acquainted with the distance between his own rank and that of royal majesty to assume such freedom.
Seite 219 - 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.
Seite 287 - The king likewise observed the same prudent conduct which had been followed by these great commanders : he drew up his army on a narrow ground between two woods, which guarded each flank ; and he patiently expected in that posture the attack of the enemy...
Seite 344 - 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 native country.
Seite 367 - 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 297 - ... that France and England should for ever be united under one king ; but should still retain their several usages, customs, and privileges...
Seite 188 - ... mankind from one common stock, their equal right to liberty and to all the goods of nature, the tyranny of artificial distinctions, and the abuses which had arisen from the degradation of the more considerable part of the species, and the...
Seite 334 - ... she led them back to the charge, and overpowered the English in their intrenchments. In the attack of another fort, she was wounded in the neck with an arrow ; she retreated a moment behind the assailants ; she pulled out the arrow with her own hands ; she had the wound quickly dressed ; and she hastened back to head the troops, and to plant her victorious banner en the ramparts of the enemy.
Seite 234 - ... sanguinary enemies. Historians differ with regard to the manner in which he was murdered. It was long the prevailing opinion, that sir Piers...

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