Handbook to the Cathedrals of England, Part 2

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 114 pages
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Volume: pt. 2 General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1869 Original Publisher: John Murray Subjects: Cathedrals Church architecture Architecture / General Architecture / History / General Architecture / Religious Buildings History / General Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: Hatfield, of Hatfield in Holderness. Like Anthony Bek he was a skilled warrior, and the year after his consecration he led eighty archers to the siege of Calais. The great event of his episcopate was the battle of Neville's Cross, October 17th, 1346; when, within sight of the monks of Durham, who crowded the towers of their cathedral, the Scots under their King, David Brace, were defeated; David himself, the Earls of Fife and Menteith, and Sir William Douglas were made prisoners; and a long list of Scottish nobles were slain. On the English side Lord Hastings alone fell. The Archbishop of York, William la Zouche, and the Bishop of Durham were both present in the battle. (See Pt. I. xxni.) Bishop Hatfield seems henceforth to have been chiefly concerned in the affairs of the bishopric. The episcopal throne in the cathedral was raised by him (Pt. I. xvi.); he thoroughly repaired the Castle of Durham, and rebuilt the Bishop's Hall in it. Durham Place, in the Strand, was also built by him; and he became the second founder of Durham College at Oxford, first established by the Prior and Convent in 1290. Trinity College now occupies its site. Hatfield died at his manor of Alford, near London, and was buried at Durham, in the tomb which he had prepared during his lifetime. [a. d. 1381 -- 1388.] John Fobdham, Prebendary of York and Lincoln, Secretary to the King, and Lord Treasurer. He was one of the evil c...

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