Castle Hedingham: Its History & Associations

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R.L. Hughes, 1887 - Castles - 78 pages
 

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Page 47 - No nation was ever so rich in able men; "gentlemen," as Charles I. said of Strafford, " whose abilities might make a prince rather afraid than ashamed in the greatest affairs of state; " men of such temper that, like Baron Vere, "had one seen him returning from a victory, he would by his silence have suspected that he had lost the day ; and, had...
Page 39 - The late Earl of Oxford, father to him that now liveth, hath been noted within these forty years to have ridden into this city, and so to his house by London stone, with eighty gentlemen in a livery of Reading tawny, and chains of gold about their necks, before him, and one hundred tall yeomen, in the like livery, to follow him without chains, but all having his cognisance of the blue boar embroidered on their left shoulder.
Page 25 - It was this year enacted that butchers should sell their beef and mutton by weight — beef for a halfpenny the pound, and mutton for three farthings ; which, being devised for the great commodity of the realm, as it was thought, hath proved far otherwise, for at that time fat oxen were sold for...
Page 58 - Of this excellent man it was observed, that he was so harassed for nonconformity, that though he had many children, not two of them were born in the same county.
Page 38 - ... Chamberlain a hundred years later, but veiled under the polite words "he was not as wise as his fathers" was founded on these incidents. Morant's footnote, for which he gives no authority, is found in the second volume of his History of Essex, on page 293. It reads as follows: "The account we have of it is as follows: Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, Protector of the Realm, out of his extreme avarice and greedy appetite did under color of justice convent before himself for certain criminal causes...
Page 55 - He was — but words are wanting to say what — Think what a man should be, though an attorney; he was that.
Page 32 - In the year of our Lord, 1098, Corborant, Admiral of the Soudan of Perce, was fought with at Antioch and discomfited by the Christians. The night coming on in the chase of this battle, and waxing dark, the Christians being four miles from Antioch, God willing the safety of the Christians showed a white Star or Molette of five points on the Christian host, which to every...
Page 35 - ... and was reinstated in his estates and lonours. The superior fortune of Edward having regained the ascendancy, :he earl fled into France, whence returning "with a small force, he surprised St. Michael's Mount, in Cornwall, but was soon obliged to yield limself a prisoner, and was sent by the king to the castle of Hammes, in Picardy, where he was closely confined for about twelve years; but at ength effected his escape. In the mean time his estates were confiscated, and, in 1483, this castle, lordship,...
Page 38 - Haughty of his descent and alliance, irritable with effeminate delicacy and personal vanity, a little circumstance, almost too minute to be recorded, inflicted such an injury on his pride, that in his mind it required years of absence from the court of England ere it could be forgotten. Once making a low obeisance to the queen, before the whole court, this stately...

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