The History of England, from the Earliest Times to the Death of George II.

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G.G. & J. Robinson, 1800

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Seite 396 - 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.
Seite 254 - ... obliged to make or support bridges but by ancient custom; the goods of every freeman shall be disposed of according to his will; if he die intestate, his heirs shall succeed to them. No officer of the crown .shall take any horses, carts, or wood, without the consent of the owner.
Seite 5 - No species of superstition was ever more terrible, than that of the Druids. Besides the severe penalties, which it was in...
Seite 122 - The killing of a deer or boar, or even a hare, was punished with the loss of the delinquent's eyes ; and that at a time when the killing of a man could be atoned for by paying a moderate fine or composition.
Seite 62 - When he came to the throne, he found the nation sunk into the grossest ignorance and barbarism, proceeding from the continued disorders in the government, and from the ravages of the Danes : the monasteries were destroyed, the monks butchered or dispersed, their libraries burnt ; and thus the only seats of erudition in those ages were totally subverted.
Seite 165 - It was, therefore, agreed, by all parties, that Stephen should reign during his life ; and that justice should be administered in his name. That Henry should, on Stephen's death, succeed to the kingdom ; and William, Stephen's son, should inherit Boulogne and his patrimonial estate.
Seite 254 - 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. Every freeman shall' be fined in proportion to his fault; and no fine shall be levied on him to his utter ruin...
Seite 59 - He remarked the supine security of the Danes, their contempt of the English, their negligence in foraging and plundering, and their dissolute wasting of what they gained by rapine and violence.
Seite 275 - As I am a man, as I am a Christian, as I am a knight, as I am a king!
Seite 254 - ... the two former reigns, shall be restored to their rights and possessions. .Every freeman shall be fined in proportion to his fault ; and no fine shall be levied on him to his utter ruin ; even a villain or rustic shall not by any fine be bereaved of his carts, ploughs, and implements of husbandry.

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