The annals of England, an epitome of English history [by W.E. Flaherty].

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J.H. Parker, 1855

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Page 95 - Concerning our land boundaries : Up on the Thames, and then up on the Lea, and along the Lea unto its source, then right to Bedford, then up on the Ouse unto Watling Street. 2. Then is this : If a man be slain, we estimate all equally dear, English and Danish, at viii. half marks of pure gold ; except the 'ceorl' who resides on 'gafol' land and their 'liesings;' they also are equally dear, either at cc.
Page 416 - III., and through that right that God of his grace hath sent me, with help of my kin and of my friends, to recover, it ; the which realm was in point to be undone for default of governance, and undoing of good laws.
Page 212 - July; and on the 23rd of the same month Godfrey of Bouillon was chosen ruler of the new kingdom ; he, however, piously refused to wear a crown of gold where his Lord had worn a crown of thorns, and contented himself with the modest title of Baron of the Holy Sepulchre.
Page 168 - ... and let each of them taste of the holy water, and give them all the book and the image of Christ's rood to kiss: and let no man mend the fire any longer when the hallowing is begun ; but let the iron lie upon the hot embers till the last collect : after that, let it be laid upon the...
Page 214 - How he came to know this he neither explained at the time, nor did any of his hearers ask : nevertheless, out of respect to his piety, not a doubt of the truth of his words remained on the minds of any present.
Page 213 - The one shaft hit the nose-screen of the helmet, which was bent by it on one side, and the other arrow hit the earl's eye, and went through his head, and that was found to be the king's. Earl Hugo fell, and the English fled, with the loss of many people.
Page 104 - Lent was. because every one should be pure at that holy time, and should do no wrong at a time of purity. And with mutual counsel and deliberation the wise men there assembled examined the ancient laws ; some of which they suffered to continue unaltered, some they amended, others they entirely abrogated ; and some new laws they enacted.
Page 51 - a more cruel and dangerous enemy than the Saxons. They overcome all who have the courage to oppose them. They surprise all who are so imprudent as not to be prepared for their attack. When they pursue, they inevitably overtake : when they are pursued, their escape is certain.
Page 184 - Likewise he decreed by the hares, that they should go free. His rich < men bemoaned it, and the poor men shuddered at it. But he was so stern, that he recked not the hatred of them all; for they must follow withal the king's will, if they would live, or have land, or possessions, or even his peace.
Page 132 - Godwin and other men who had much power" are stated as the perpetrators by the Saxon Chronicle. Edward escapes to Normandy. AD 1037. " Harold was chosen king over all, and Harthacnut forsaken, because he stayed too long in Denmark ; and then they drove out his mother Elgiva, the queen, without any kind of mercy, against the stormy winter; and she came to Bruges, where Baldwin the earl1 well received her.

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