A History of Wales from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1912 - Wales
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Page 413 - Thus, for the first, but by no means the last, time in the war, the Roman fortresses gave their beaten armies a firm base of operations.
Page 552 - that now, as oftentimes of yore, this race of mine may be brought low and much broken by the might of English arms. Yet the wrath of man, if God's anger be not added, will never utterly destroy it. For I am persuaded that no other race than this and no other tongue than this of Wales, happen what may, will answer in the great Day of Judgment for this little corner of the earth.
Page 762 - Coch, who read the tragedy of the hour in the beating of the wind and of the rain, the sullen wash of the waves upon the grey beach, the roar of the windwhipt oaks that miserable and more than wintry December. It was for a far distant generation to see that the last Prince had not lived in vain, but by his life-work had helped to build solidly the enduring fabric of Welsh nationality.
Page 691 - Thus died," writes the Cistercian annalist, " that great Achilles the Second, the lord Llywelyn . . . whose deeds I am unworthy to recount. For with lance and shield did he tame his foes ; he kept peace for the men of religion ; to the needy he gave food and raiment. With a warlike chain he extended his boundaries ; he showed justice to all ... and by meet bonds of fear or love bound all men to him.
Page 526 - The first is, that no Welsh composition exists which can be reasonably looked upon as the original, or even the groundwork, of the History of the Kings of Britain.
Page 445 - There was one house of religion established by Normans upon Welsh soil during this period in the building of which policy had no part and which was the outcome of unalloyed religious fervour. In an age when it was as common to endow abbeys and priories as nowadays colleges and schools, the story of the foundation of Llanthony was told and retold as memorable and unique, and drew the sympathetic attention of the highest in the land.176 Llanddewi Nant Honddu, " St. David's in the valley of the Honddu...
Page 739 - Since the coming of the Normans no Welsh prince had attained to such a height of authority and landed influence.
Page 402 - In spite of the laborious particularity with which tradition tells the story of lestyn's defeat and overthrow, it still remains a subject upon which history is perforce silent.9 All that can be said with any confidence is that the Norman leader was Robert fitz Hamon, a scion of a noble house who won the special favour of Rufus and by him was enriched with valuable possessions...
Page 377 - He was the mildest and most clement of kings," says The Chronicle of the Princes, preserving, no doubt, a contemporary LJanbadarn record, " and did injury to none, save when insulted, nor loved to avenge the insult when it came ; to his kinsmen he was gentle ; widows and orphans and the weak he defended ; he was the support of the wise, the glory and corner-stone of the Church, the delight of all lands, open-handed to all, terrible in war, but in peace beloved.
Page 680 - Norwalliae," ie, prince of Gwynedd, until the spring of 1230, when he began to style himself " prince of Aberffraw and lord of Snowdon...

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