The Annals of England: An Epitome of English History, Volume 1

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John Henry and James 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 418 - 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 vii - They likewise discuss and impart to the youth many things respecting the stars and their motion; respecting the extent of the world and of our earth; respecting the nature of things; respecting the power and the majesty of the immortal gods.
Page 69 - AD 692. Two kings, Wihtred and Webheard or Suaebhard, reign in Kent. AD 694. The Kentish men compound with Ina of Wessex for the murder of Mull.
Page 214 - 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 158 - And I will that every man be entitled to his hunting in wood and in field, on his own possession. And let every one forego my hunting : take notice where I will have it untrespassed on, under penalty of the full
Page 136 - The king repairs suddenly to Winchester, in November, and despoils his mother of her lands and treasures, " because she had done less for him than he would, before he was king, and also since.
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 - When they pursue, they infallibly overtake ; when they are pursued, their escape is certain. They despise danger ; they are inured to shipwreck ; they are eager to purchase booty with the peril of their lives. Tempests, which to others are so dreadful, to them are subjects of joy ; the storm is their protection when they are pressed by the enemy, and a cover for their operations when they meditate an attack. Before they quit their own shores, they devote to the altars of their gods the tenth part...
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.

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