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Alexander Alexius amongst Anjou Antioch appear Aquitaine archbishop arms army assertion attack authority barons Becket Bishop of London body Boemond Britanny brother Canterbury castle cause Christian Church clergy conduct Count of Blois Count of Boulogne Count of Champagne Count of Flanders Count of Toulouse court crown crusaders death declared Diceto dominions doubt duchy Duke Earl Eleanor emperor enemy English monarch father favour feudal force Frederic French Godfrey Henry's historians homage honour Hoveden Hugh of Vermandois immediately Jerusalem King of England King of France King of Scotland king's knights land legates letter Lord Lyttleton Louis marched Matilda means military monks nobles Norman Normandy oath peace persons Poitou pontiff Pope possession prelate prince probably proceeded promised Raymond received regard Richard says sent siege soon sovereign Stephen taken territories tion took place town treaty troops vassals whole William William of Tyre young king
Page 1 - ... one of the most important as well as one of the most legitimate sources of his power.
Page 272 - ... for, as the priesthood was instituted for divine service, so was chivalry for the maintenance of religion and justice. A knight -ought to be the husband of widows, the father of orphans, the protector of the poor, and the prop of those who have no other support; and they who do not act thus are unworthy to bear that name. These, my son, are the obligations which the order of knighthood will lay upon you.
Page 430 - Yet, instead of the simplicity of style and narrative which wins our belief, an elaborate affectation of rhetoric and science betrays, in every page, the vanity of a female author. The genuine character of Alexius is lost in a vague constellation of virtues; and the perpetual strain of panegyric and apology awakens our jealousy, to question the veracity of the historian and the merit of the hero.
Page 122 - In this temper of mind he summoned them to Westminster, and required their consent, that for the future, whenever a clergyman had been degraded for a public crime by the sentence of the spiritual judge, he should be immediately delivered into the custody of a lay officer to be punished by the sentence of a lay tribunal t.
Page 406 - At the same time, one might see a thousand things springing from the same spirit, which were both...
Page 54 - JT is now above sixteen years, that, on a doubtful and disputed claim to the crown, the rage of civil war has almost continually infested this kingdom. During this melancholy period how much blood has been shed ! what devastations and misery have been brought on...