A Geographical Dictionary of England and Wales

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Wm. Cobbett, 1832 - Great Britain - 546 pages

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Page ix - Scotland, on the East by the German Ocean, on the South by the English Channel, and on the West by St.
Page 45 - Launceston, in the mayor, aldermen, and freemen, being inhabitants at the time they were made free, and not receiving pay of the parish ; the aldermen to be elected out of the legal freemen.
Page 126 - Hampshire is bounded on the north by Berkshire, on the east by Surrey and Sussex, on the south by the English Channel, and on the west by Wiltshire and Dorsetshire.
Page 162 - Becket's shrine are thus described by Erasmus, who saw it shortly after the dissolution. In a chest or case of wood was "a coffin of gold, together with inestimable riches, gold being the meanest thing to be seen there; it shone all over, and sparkled and glittered with jewels of the most rare and precious kinds and of an extraordinary size, some of them being larger than a goose's egg — most of them being the gifts of monarchs.
Page 474 - British channel, and on the east by the counties of Monmouth, Shropshire, Hereford, and Chester; being in length about 155 miles, and in breadth about 65 ; but, for a general description, the reader will turn to the respective counties, where the soils and products are fully stated. I must...
Page 371 - Bramber, in persons inhabiting ancient houses, or in houses built on ancient foundations, paying scot and lot — 20.
Page 150 - BEDFORDSHIRE, on the east by ESSEX, on the south by MIDDLESEX, and on the west by BUCKINGHAMSHIRE and BEDFORDSHIRE.
Page 349 - Suffolk, a. maritime county, is bounded on the north by Norfolk ; on the east, by the German Ocean; on the south, by Essex ; and, on the west, by Cambridgeshire.
Page 474 - ... William the Conqueror established himself in England, three princes, descended from that ancient British king, reigned over Wales, then divided into three sovereignties ; and kept possession of their respective dominions, in defiance of the Conqueror and his successors. The way in which our kings carried on war with this people, was to make a grant to certain great lords of such countries in Wales as they could win from the Welshmen. Many great lordships were by this policy conquered; and the...
Page 139 - ... between him, and the prior, and convent, who acquit the Bishop of all obligation to it, and acknowledge it as proceeding from his mere liberality, and zeal for the honour of God...

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