The history of Wales (Google eBook)

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Printed for T. Evans, 1774 - Wales - 396 pages
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Page 300 - Edward," says the Welsh historian, " perceiving the people to be resolute and inflexible, and absolutely bent against any other prince than one of their own country, happily thought of this politic, though dangerous expedient Queen Eleanor was now quick with child, and ready to be delivered ; and though the season was very severe, it being the depth of winter, the king sent for her from England, and removed her to Caernarvon Castle, the place designed for her accouchement.
Page 187 - Walsingham. was advanced to the dignity of a baron of the realm, by the title of Lord Armine, of Armine, in the county of Nottingham.
Page 300 - Castle, the place designed for her accouchement. When the time of her delivery was come, king | Edward called to him all the barons and chief persons throughout all Wales, to Rhuddlan, there to consult about the public good, and safety of their country. And being informed that his queen was delivered of a son, he told the Welsh nobility, that whereas they had oftentimes entreated him to appoint them a prince, he having...
Page 304 - GENTLEMEN : — I have a kindness for my Lord Portland, which he has deserved of me by long and faithful services ; but I should not have given him these lands if I had imagined the House of Commons could have been concerned. I will, therefore, recall the grant, and find some other way of showing my favour to him.
Page 195 - However, says the same author, it is certain that Madoc arrived in this country, and after he had viewed the fertility and pleasantness of it, he thought it expedient to invite more of his countrymen out of Britain ; and therefore leaving most of those he had brought with him already behind, he returned for Wales. Being arrived there, he began to acquaint his friends with what a fair and extensive land he had met with...
Page 303 - ... to William earl of Portland and his heirs " of the manors of Denbigh, Bromfield, and Yale, and divers " other lands in the principality of Wales, together with " feveral eftates of inheritance enjoyed by many of your...
Page 186 - VIII. accompanied the duke of Suffolk in the expedition then made into France, and was at the taking of Bray, and other places then won from the French. And in 36th Henry VIII.
Page 303 - Majefty's fubjefts, in thofe parts, hold their eftates by royal tenure, under great and valuable compofitions, rents, royal payments, and fervices to the crown and princes of Wales •, and .have by fuch tenure great dependance on Your Majefty and the crown of England; and have enjoyed great privileges and advantages with their eftates, under fuch tenure.
Page 267 - And thus we lay encamped in great misery and distress for watrt of necessaries, exposed to great and frequent dangers, and in great fear of the private assaults and sudden incursions of our enemies. Oftentimes we set upon and assailed the Welsh, and in one conflict we carried away a hundred head of cattle, which very triumphantly we conveyed to our camp. For the scarcity of provision was then so great, that there remained but one hogshead of wine in the whole army, a bushel of corn being sold for...
Page 331 - ... or Jane, Duchess of Bretagne, late wife to John Duke of Bretagne, and daughter to the King of Navarre, another princely sister. Anno 1412. King Henry the Fifth, Plantagenet, Prince of Wales, proclaimed Mayor and Regent of France : he won that famous victory on the French at the battle of Agincourt. Queen Catherine, his wife, daughter to Charles the Sixth, King of France. King Henry the Sixth, Plantagenet, of the house of Lancaster. King Edward the Fourth, Plantagenet, of the house of York. This...

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