The history of Wallingford, Volume 1

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Page 270 - Henry, by the grace of God, King of England, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and Earl of Anjou...
Page 156 - Wessex, over the counties of Hants, Dorset, Wilts, Berks, and the Isle of Wight, and left their new-acquired dominions to their posterity.
Page 253 - England must pay the price of their services : our lands, our honours, must be the hire of these rapacious invaders. But suppose we should have the fortune to conquer for Stephen, what will be the consequence ? Will victory teach him moderation ? Will he learn from security that regard to our liberties, which he could not learn from danger ? Alas ! the only fruit of our good success will be this ; the estates of the Earl of Leicester, and others of our countrymen, who have now quitted the party of...
Page 245 - They put knotted strings about men's heads and writhed them till they went into the brain. They put men into prisons where adders and snakes and toads were crawling, and so they tormented them. Some they put into a chest short and narrow and not deep, and that had sharp stones within, and forced men therein so that they broke all their limbs. In many of the castles were hateful and ^•rim things called rachenteges, which two or three men had enough to do to carry.
Page 309 - Capella, and others. Given by the hand of the venerable father, R. Bishop of Chichester, our Chancellor, at Bruges, the first day of June, in the sixteenth year of our reign.
Page 329 - Against slanderous reports or tales, to cause discord betwixt king and people.' (Westm. Primer, c. 34. anno 3. Edw. I.) That it had this effect is the opinion of an eminent writer : See ' Observations upon the Statutes, &c.
Page 204 - ... many mills, and how many fish-ponds or fisheries belonged to it ; the value of the whole in the time of King Edward, as well as when granted by King William. They were likewise directed to return the tenants of every degree, the quantity of lands held by each of them, what was the number of villeins or slaves, and also the number and kinds of their cattle and live stock. Not only was the precise nature and value of the lands and tangible property throughout England, and the names and conditions...
Page 204 - These commissioners were to be informed by the inhabitants, upon oath, of the name of each manor, and that of its owner ; also by whom it was held in the time of Edward the Confessor ; the number of hides ; the quantity of wood, of pasture, and...
Page 182 - Both the name and the thing were new. To fortify a town, to build a citadel to protect a town, were processes with which England had long been familiar. To contribute to such necessary public works was one of the three immemorial obligations from which no Englishman could free...
Page 330 - Hevede he nou here the Erl of Waryn, Shulde he never more come to is yn, Ne with sheld, ne with spere, ne with other gyn, to help of Wyndesore.

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