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Էջ 156 - Cerdic; but was not sufficient to wrest from him the conquests which he had already made. He and his son Kenric, who succeeded him, established the kingdom of the West Saxons, or of Wessex, over the counties of Hants, Dorset, Wilts, Berks, and the Isle of Wight, and left their new-acquired dominions to their posterity. Cerdic died in 534, Kenric in 560.
Էջ 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.
Էջ 327 - The Kyng of Alemaigne wende do ful wel, He saisede the mulne for a castel, With hare sharpe swerdes he grounde the stel, He wende that the sayles were mangonel To helpe Wyndesore, Richard, thah thou be ever, &c. The Kyng of Alemaigne gederede ys host, Makede him a castel of a mulne post, Wende with is prude, ant is muchele bost, Brohte from Alemayne mony sori gost To store Wyndesore.
Էջ 307 - 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.
Էջ 204 - Adam, brother of Eudo, etc.* The inhabitants were to give to them information, 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...
Էջ 296 - ... of Wallingford, or Nottingham, or Boulogne, or Lancaster, or from other escheats which are in our hands and are baronies, and he dies, his heir shall not give any other relief, nor do to us any other service than he would do to the baron, if that barony was in the hands of the baron ; and we will hold it in the same way as the baron held it.
Էջ 327 - 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.
Էջ 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...
Էջ 204 - ... when granted by King William, and at the time of this survey; also whether it was capable of improvement, or of being advanced in its value ; they were likewise directed to return the tenants of every degree, the quantity of lands then and formerly held by each of them, what was the number of villains or slaves, and also the number and kinds of their cattle and live stock.
Էջ 380 - Apostle, in the eleventh year of the reign of King Edward, son of King Edward

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