The reign of William the Conquereror. 1871 (Google eBook)

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Clarendon Press, 1871 - Great Britain
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Contents

Malcolm ravages Northern England
505
April 31071 Walcher takes possession of the see of Durham
513
November Legends of Williams return foundation of the castle
520
Donatus consecrated by Lanfrano reforms in
529
November Gospatrio deprived of his Earldom his later history
533
February 20 French and Norman intervention in Flanders battle
535
and their son Hugh action of Geoffrey of May
545
Fulk attacks La Fleche he is joined by Howel
561
May 151076 His final trial and condemnation to death injustice
594
Deaths of his children in the New Forest a curse
613
Englishmen take service at Constantinople 617628
617
His fiscal and other oppressions 62062a
622
October Alexios comes to its relief his motley army
629
7 Dispute about the Bishoprick letter of Gregory
636
Nover 3 Death of Queen Matilda her tomb and epitaph 655656
655
Revolt of Hubert of Beaumont he defends Sainte
656
Tht Affairs of the Scottish and Welsh Marches 10781081
662
May 141080 Gemtft at Gateshead Walcher and his friends killed 671673
671
Affairs of Wales lands held by Meredydd and
679
The Later Legislation of WiUiam 10831086
681
July 10 Discontent of the Danish fleet martyrdom of Cnut
689
Dispute about the French Vexin incursions of
699
Classification of the revolts 454
773
BB The Date of the Marriage of Malcolm and Mar
781
The Expeditions of Harolds sons
789
GG Williams Grants of Holderness
799
The Legend of Hereward
807
QQ The Connexion of Waltheof with the Conspiracy
813
TT The Betrothal of Williams Daughter to Alfonso
820

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Page 706 - The king then dictated a letter to Lanfranc, setting forth his wishes with regard to the kingdom. He sealed it and gave it to his son William, and bade him, with his last blessing and his last kiss, to cross at once into England. William Rufus straightway set forth for Witsand, and there heard of his father's death. Meanwhile Henry, too, left his father's bedside to take for himself the money that was left to him, to see that nothing was lacking in its weight, to call together his comrades on whom...
Page 314 - The alms of the settlement, in this dreadful exigency, were certainly .liberal ; and all was done by charity that private charity could do ; but it was a people in beggary ; it was a nation which stretched out its hands for food.
Page 506 - Never indeed was any man more contented with doing his duty in that state of life to which it had pleased God to call him.
Page 689 - ... from the shire. Also he had a record made of how much land his archbishops had, and his bishops and his abbots and his earls...
Page 689 - So very narrowly he caused it to be " traced out, that there was not a single hide, nor one virgate of land, nor even, " it is shame to tell. though it seemed to him no shame to do, an ox, nor a cow, " nor a swine was left, that was not set down.
Page 431 - Legatus tuus, religiose pater, ad me veniens ex tua parte, me admonuit, ut tibi et successoribus tuis fidelitatem facerem, et de pecunia quam antecessores mei ad Romanam ecclesiam mittere solebant melius cogitarem. Unum admisi, alterum non admisi ; fidelitatem facere nolui, nee volo, quia nee ego promisi nee antecessores meos antecessoribus tuis id fecisse comperio.
Page 394 - God, craving his mildness,2 for that they could get no mildness from men. What may we say, but that they shot sorely, and that others brake down the doors there, and went in, and slew some of the monks to death, and many wounded therein, so that the blood came from the altar upon the grees and from the grees upon the floor.3 Three were slain to death and eighteen were wounded.
Page 617 - King let it to that man's hands that bade most of all ; and he recked not how very sinfully the reeves got it of poor men, nor how many unlaws they -did. And as man spake more of right law, so man did more unlaw. They reared up unright tolls, and many other unright things they did that are hard to reckon.
Page 706 - ... whom he could trust, and to take measures for stowing the treasure in a place of safety. And now those who stood around the dying king began to implore his mercy for the captives whom he held in prison. He granted the prayer. . . . The last earthly acts of the Conqueror were now done. He had striven to...
Page 709 - The great men mounted their horses and rode with all speed to their own homes, to guard their houses and goods against the outburst of lawlessness which was sure to break forth now that the land had no longer a ruler. Their servants and followers, seeing their lords gone, and deeming that there was no longer any fear of punishment, began to make spoil of the royal chamber. Weapons, clothes, vessels, the royal...

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