The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the Revolution in 1688, Band 2

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Phillips, Sampson, 1858

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Seite 481 - French war ; but while he was making prep arations for that enterprise, he was seized with a distemper, of which he expired in the forty-second year of his age, and the twenty-third of 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...
Seite 29 - So help me God I will keep all these articles inviolate, as I am a man, as I am a Christian, as I am a knight, and as I am a king crowned and anointed.
Seite 446 - Touton, and a fierce and bloody battle ensued. While the Yorkists were advancing to the charge, there happened a great fall of snow, which, driving full in the faces of their enemies, blinded them; and this advantage was improved by a stratagem of Lord Falconberg's. That nobleman ordered some infantry to advance before the line, and, after having sent a volley of flight arrows (as they were called) amid the enemy, immediately to retire.
Seite 228 - ... others, he ordered the reins of his bridle to be tied on each side to the horses of two gentlemen of his train ; and his dead body, and those of his attendants, were afterwards found among the slain, with their horses standing by them in that situation.f His crest was three ostrich feathers ; and his motto these German words, Ich dien, — " I serve ; " which the prince of Wales and his successors adopted in memorial of this great victory.
Seite 283 - ... 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 401 - Heaven, all her former ideas and passions revived; and she ventured in her solitude to clothe herself again in the forbidden garment. Her insidious enemies caught her in that situation; her fault was interpreted to be no less than a relapse into heresy; no recantation would now suffice, and no pardon could be granted her. She was condemned to be burned in the market-place of Rouen; and. the infamous sentence was accordingly executed (June 14). This admirable heroine, to whom the more generous superstition...
Seite 224 - Crecy, and there determined to wait with tranquillity the shock of the enemy. He drew up his men on a gentle ascent, and divided them into three lines. The first was commanded by the young prince of Wales ; the second was conducted by the earls of Northampton and Arundel ; and the third, kept as a body of reserve, was headed by the king in person.
Seite 29 - It is true (replied the king), I have been somewhat faulty in this particular; I obtruded you, my lord of Canterbury, upon your see; I was obliged to employ both entreaties and menaces...
Seite 286 - What is the meaning of this disorder, my good people ? Are ye angry that ye have lost your leader? lam your king: I will be your leader.
Seite 419 - 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 : the military men, allured by his munificence and hospitality, as well as by his bravery, were zealously attached to his interests : the people in general bore him an unlimited...

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