A Journal by One of the Suite of Thomas Beckington: During an Embassy to Negociate a Marriage Between Henry VI. and a Daughter of the Count of Armagnac, A.D. MCCCCXLII.

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William Pickering, 1828 - 130 pages
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Page 111 - Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon...
Page 133 - Carlaverlock, with the Arms of the Earls, Barons, and Knights who were present at the Siege of this...
Page 131 - History of the Battle of Agincourt and of the expedition of Henry the Fifth into France in 1415, to which is added the roll of the men at arms in the English Army.
Page 132 - MSS. in the British Museum ; to which are added numerous contemporary illustrations, consisting of royal letters, poems, and other articles descriptive of public events, or of the manners and customs of the metropolis.
Page lxii - On the south side of the choir, contiguous to the steps leading to the altar, is the monumental chapel erected by Bishop Beckington, who died in 1465, and near which he lies buried. This is designed in the most florid style of decorated architecture ; and although partly of wood, excites great interest 11 " De Praesulibus,
Page 128 - ... a signe of the armes of Saint George, large, bothe before and behynde, upon parell that yf he be slayne or wounded to deth, he that hath so doon to hym shall not be putte to deth for defaulte of the cross that he lacketh. And that non enemy do bere the same token or crosse of Saint George, notwithstandyng if he be prisoner, upon payne of deth.
Page lxii - The western side is entirely open with the exception of a compartment of rich screen work near the top ; which, among other ornaments, exhibits two demi-angels displaying shields of the five wounds, and having large expanded wings, the feathers of which are so profusely spread as to fill the spandrills below the cornice.
Page lviii - CA.THB3SBA.il. great part of his time, and the vast revenues of his see, he has left splendid evidence, and so long as one stone of his Cathedral remains, so long must his memory, his taste, and his liberality, be held in veneration. It has been happily conjectured that he imbibed his love for, and perhaps skill in, architecture from his first patron, William of Wykeham, bishop of Winchester, from whom Bishop Waynflete is known to have acquired his knowledge of that science.
Page 131 - ... persons possess a claim on the attention of biographers which they have very rarely obtained. But it is to the antiquary, to him who seeks for information on the manners and habits of his ancestors, from sources unpolluted by the erroneous constructions or misrepresentations of others, and who, setting aside the theories of a favourite writer on past times, judges from evidence alone, that early wills are of the greatest importance.
Page 131 - Of all species of evidence whether of ibe kindred or of the possessions of individuals, perhaps the most satisfactory is afforded by their WILLS ; and in many cases these documents exhihit traits of character which are more valuable, because more certain, than can possibly be deduced from the actions of their lives.

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