History of the Conquest of England by the Normans: Its Causes, and Its Consequences, in England, Scotland, Ireland, & on the Continent, Volume 2

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D. Bogue, 1847

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Page 357 - It is also sworn, as well on our part as on the part of the barons, that all the things aforesaid shall be observed in good faith, and without evil subtilty. Given under our hand, in the presence of the witnesses above named, and many others, in the meadow called Runingmede, between Windsor and Staines, the 15th day of June, in the seventeenth year of our reign.
Page 23 - They greatly oppressed the wretched people by making them work at these castles, and when the castles were finished they filled them with devils and evil men. Then they took those whom they suspected to have any goods, by night and by day, seizing both men and women, and they put them in prison for their gold and silver and tortured them with pains unspeakable ; for never were any martyrs tortured as these were.
Page 351 - ... and rents of the debtor, until they shall be satisfied for the debt which they paid for him, unless the principal debtor can show himself acquitted thereof against the said sureties.
Page 351 - And if any matters cannot be determined on the day appointed for holding the assizes in each county, so many of the knights and freeholders as have been at the assizes aforesaid, shall stay to decide them, as is necessary, according as there is more or less business.
Page 354 - No man shall be taken or imprisoned upon the appeal of a woman, for the death of any other than her husband.
Page 355 - Canterbury, if he can be present, and others whom he shall think fit to take along with him ; and if he cannot be present, the business shall notwithstanding go on without him ; but so that if one or more of the aforesaid five-andtwenty barons be plaintiffs in the same cause, they shall be set aside as to what concerns this particular affair, and others be chosen in their room, out of the said five-and-twenty, and sworn by the rest to decide the matter.
Page 352 - ... for the time he shall be in the army by our command. 30. No sheriff or bailiff of ours, or any other, shall take horses or carts of any freeman for carriage, but by the good-will of the said freeman.
Page 449 - We'll ca' our horse hame masterless, " An' gar them trow slain men are we." " O no, O no !" says Earlstoun, " For that's the thing that mauna be ; " For I am sworn to Bothwell Hill, " Where I maun either gae or die." So Earlstoun rose in the morning, An' mounted by the break o' day ; An' he has joined our Scottish lads, As they were marching out the way.
Page 396 - They've casten him in a dungeon deep, Where he could neither hear nor see ; For seven years they kept him there, Till he for hunger's like to die.
Page 355 - ... who shall take care, with all their might, to hold and observe, and cause to be observed, the peace and liberties we have granted them, and by this our present Charter...

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