View of the state of Europe during the Middle ages. 2 vols. [with] Supplemental notes (Google eBook)

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1846
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Page 271 - Charter and other the laws and statutes of this your realm, no man ought to be adjudged to death, but by the laws established in this your realm...
Page 136 - Moreover we have granted for us and our heirs, as well to archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, and other folk of holy Church, as also to earls, barons, and to all the commonalty of the land, that for no business from henceforth...
Page 433 - There is one very unpleasing remark, which every one who attends to the subject of prices will be induced to make, that the labouring classes, especially those engaged in agriculture, were better provided with the means of subsistence in the reign of Edward III., or of Henry VI., than they are at present. In the fourteenth century...
Page 372 - Romans. With the northern invaders, however, it was rather a predominant appetite than an amusement; it was their pride and their ornament, the theme of their songs, the object of their laws, and the business of their lives.
Page 43 - They could not, however, prevent the famous resolutions of the fourth and fifth sessions, which declare fhat trfc council has received by divine right an authority to which every rank, even the papal, is obliged to submit, in matters of faith, in the extirpation of the present schism, and in the reformation of the church both in its head and its members...
Page 284 - But because it does not always happen, that the person presiding over a people is so qualified, St. Thomas, in the book which he writ to the king of Cyprus, De...
Page 415 - Denis, with windows, not only glazed, but painted t ; and I presume that other churches of the same class, both in France and England, especially after the lancet-shaped window had yielded to one of ampler dimensions, were generally decorated in a similar manner. Yet glass is said not to have been employed in the domestic architecture of France before the fourteenth century ; and its introduction into England was probably by no means earlier.
Page 110 - It is obvious that these words, interpreted by any honest court of law, convey an ample security for the two main rights of civil society. From the era, therefore, of King John's charter, it must have been a clear principle of our constitution, that no man can be detained in prison without trial.
Page 273 - II. the council appear to have been the regular advisers of the king in passing laws to which the houses of parliament had assented. The preambles of most statutes during this period express their concurrence. Thus the statute Westm.
Page 321 - ... I owe to do unto the King, our most dread and Sovereign Lord, and to you the Peerage of this land, in whom by the occasion of the infirmity of our said Sovereign Lord, resteth the exercise of his authority, whose noble commandments I am as ready to perform and obey as any his...

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