Bradford-on-Avon: A History and Description

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Wm. Dotesio, The Library Press, 1907 - Bradford-on-Avon (England) - 275 pages

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Page 226 - You shall have sometimes fair houses so full of glass that one cannot tell where to become to be out of the sun or cold.
Page 191 - Philip and Mary, by the grace of God, king and queen of England, France. Naples, Jerusalem, and Ireland ; defenders of the faith ; princes of Spain and Sicily ; archdukes of Austria ; dukes of Milan, Burgundy, and Brabant; counts of Hapsburg, Flanders, and Tyrol.
Page 192 - Observations on the Architecture of England, during the Reigns of Queen Elizabeth, and King James I., royal 4to. containing 60 plates of bnildinęs,and decorations, with ornaments for Furniture, Cunings, Aje. hf. bd. £l. 16s 1837 Architectural Remains of the Reigns of Elizabeth and James I., from accurate Drawings and Measurements taken from existing Specimens, impl.
Page 235 - There was a great deal of ceremony, a great deal of splendour, and a great deal of nonsense: they adjourned upon the most foolish pretences imaginable, and did nothing with such an air of business as was truly ridiculous. I forgot to tell you the Duchess was taken ill, but performed it badly.
Page 18 - History, that so wealthy were these two communities, that the country people had a proverb that "if the Abbot of Glastonbury might marry the Abbess of Shaftesbury, their heir would have more land than the King of England".
Page 80 - Gile all the said land, to be held for himself and his heirs begotten of his affianced wife, by the service of a fourth part of a knight's fee. And...
Page 90 - It may also hold plea of any personal actions, of debt, trespass on the case, or the like, where the debt or damages do not amount to forty shillings...
Page 92 - Thus the object of the gylds or tithings was, that each man should be in pledge or surety (borh) as well to his fellow-man as to the state for the maintenance of the public peace : that he should enjoy protection for life, honour and property himself, and be compelled to respect the life, honour and property of others : that he should have a fixed and settled dwelling where he could be found when required, where the public dues could be levied, and the public services demanded of him : lastly that,...
Page 235 - You will imagine the bustle of five thousand people getting into one hall ! yet in all this hurry, we walked in tranquilly. When they were all seated, and the king-at-arms had commanded silence on pain of imprisonment (which, however, was very ill observed) , the gentleman of the black rod was commanded to bring in his prisoner. Elizabeth, calling herself Duchess Dowager of Kingston, walked in, led by black rod and Mr.
Page 3 - Let us imagine then what kind of countrie this was in the time of the Ancient Britons. By the nature of the soil, which is a sour woodsere land, very natural for the production of akes especially, one may conclude that this North Division was a shady dismal wood ; and the inhabitants almost as savage as the Beasts whose skins were their only rayment.

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