Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest: With Anecdotes of Their Courts, Now First Published from Official Records and Other Authentic Documents, Private as Well as Public, Band 2


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Seite 371 - All the barons, knights, and squires, that were assembled there in great numbers, wept at this sight.
Seite 344 - ... of July, 1331, within a few months of the assumption of power by the youthful king. A letter, so dated from Lincoln, is addressed to John Kempe of Flanders, cloth-weaver in wool, in which he is informed, " that if he will come to England with the servants and apprentices of his mystery, and with his goods and chattels, and with any dyers and fullers who may be inclined willingly to accompany him beyond seas, and exercise their mysteries in the kingdom of England, they shall have letters of protection...
Seite 344 - State began now to grow sensible of the great gain the Netherlands got by our English wool; in memory whereof the Duke of Burgundy not long after instituted the Order of the Golden Fleece, wherein — indeed, the fleece was ours, the golden theirs — so vast their emolument by the trade of clothing.
Seite 391 - Castle, and every day her disorder increased. " When the good queen perceived that her end approached, she called to the king, and extending her right hand from under the bedclothes, put it into the right hand of King Edward, who was oppressed with sorrow, and thus spoke : — " ' We have, my husband, enjoyed our long career in happiness, peace, and prosperity. But I entreat, before I depart, and we are for ever separated in this world, that you will grant me these requests.' " King Edward, with...
Seite 290 - Hainault, and lodged at the house of a poor knight, called sir Eustace d'Ambreticourt/ who received her with great pleasure, and entertained her in the best manner he could, insomuch that afterwards the queen of England and her son invited the knight, his wife, and all his children to England, and advanced their fortunes in various ways.
Seite 90 - Saxon histories, and the same pictures with which it had been painted before; which proves, not only that historical paintings in oil on wainscot were then in use, but that they had been painted so long that the colours were faded, and required renewing. Again, we have a precept of Henry III., twenty-three years after this period, which runs thus : — " Pay out of our treasury to Odo the goldsmith, and Edward his son, one hundred and seventeen shillings and ten-pence, for oil, varnish, and colours...
Seite 310 - ... considerable. At this court the king had five hundred knights, and created fifteen new ones. The queen gave her entertainment in the dormitory, where at least sixty ladies, whom she had invited to entertain sir John de Hainault and his suite, sat down at her table.
Seite 59 - Eling the dean paid one hundred marks, that his whore and his children might be let out upon bail; the bishop of Winchester gave one tun of good wine for his not putting the king in mind to give a girdle to the countess of Albemarle...
Seite 391 - Soon after, the good lady made the sign of the cross on her breast, and having recommended to the king her youngest son Thomas, who was present, praying to God, she gave up her spirit, which I firmly believe was caught by holy angels, and carried to the glory of heaven, for she had never done anything by thought or deed to endanger her soul. Thus died this admirable queen of England, in the year of grace 1369, the vigil of the Assumption of the Virgin, the 14th of August. Information of this heavy...
Seite 27 - King Richard finished his progress by residing some months in his Angevin territories. Although he was in the vicinity of the loving and faithful Berengaria, he did not return to her society. The reason of this estrangement was, that the king had renewed his connection with a number of profligate and worthless associates, the companions of his long bachelorhood in his father's lifetime.

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