Feudal England: Historical Studies on the XIth and XIIt Centuries

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S. Sonnenschein, 1895 - 587 pages

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Page 124 - The original is preserved in a Register of the Monastery, remaining among the Cotton Manuscripts in the British Museum, marked Tiberius A. VI. and is at least as old as the 12th century.
Page 443 - He took what vengeance he would for the slaughter of his men." 2 He The next point of his march was one where he might to Dover, look to be checked by an obstacle such as he would ' seldom meet with in any part of the land which he had...
Page 298 - Conqueror episcopatus quoque et abbatias omnes quae baronias tenebant, et eatenus ab omni servitute seculari libertatem habuerant, sub servitute statuit militari, inrotulans episcopatus et abbatias pro voluntate sua quot milites sibi et successoribus suis hostilitatis tempore voluit a singulis exhiberi (Historia Anglonan, i.
Page 133 - Walchelinum et per ceteros qui terras sanctae yEdeldrede scribi et jurari fecerunt, quomodo jurate fuerunt et qui eas juraverunt, et qui jurationem audierunt, et qui sunt terre, et quante, et quot, et quomodo vocate [et] qui eas tenent. His distincte notatis et scriptis fac ut cite inde rei veritatem per tuum breve sciam. Et cum eo veniat legatus...
Page 346 - Of the array of the shield-wall we have often heard already, as at Maldon (see vol. ip 271), but it is at Senlac that we get the fullest descriptions of it [«V] all the better for coming in the mouths of enemies. Wace gives his description, 12941 : " Fet orent devant els escuz De fenestres e d'altres fuz ; Devant els les orent levez.
Page 373 - Sic compulsa mori gens maledicta ruit." (w. 435-438.) But the superior numbers of the English give them the advantage, and the Normans are driven to fly in earnest ; " Anglorum populus, numero superante, repellit Hostes, inque retro compulit ora dari ; Et fuga ficta prius fit tune virtute coacta ; Normanni fugiunt, dorsa tegunt clipei.
Page 277 - omnibus (contra antiquum morem et debitam libertatem) indixit ecclesiis ut pro arbitrio ejus satraparum suorum conferrunt in censum...
Page 343 - ... my particular statements from the evidence on which they rest, I should be practically calling on the reader to accept the statements without full means of testing them. To every statement therefore which seemed open to any possibility of question, I have added the authority on which I ground it. Each reader can therefore judge for himself how far my narrative is borne out by my authorities.
Page 557 - Et convient que chis qui pris est faiche le serment de le mairie ; et se il ne veult faire, on abatera se maison, et demourra en le merchy du roy au jugement de esquevins.
Page 410 - must have been known to Wace, I will glance at some other coincidences. We have first the alleged landing of William at Hastings instead of Pevensey. On this Mr. Freeman observed : — Venit ad Pevenesa, says the Tapestry. So William of Poitiers and William of Jumieges. William of Malmesbury says carelessly, Placido cursu Hastingas appulerunt. So Wace, who altogether reverses the geography, making the army land at Hastings and go to Pevensey afterwards.41 Here William of Malmesbury, who was probably...

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