The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

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G. Bell and sons, 1909 - Great Britain - 315 pages
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Page 68 - This port is in the eastern part of Kent, at the east end of the great wood which we call Andred ; the wood is in length from east to west one hundred and twelve" miles, or longer, and thirty miles broad : the river of which we before spoke flows out of the weald.
Page 246 - ... every powerful man made his castles, and held them against him ; and they filled the land full of castles. They cruelly oppressed the wretched men of the land with castle-works. When the castles were made, they filled them with devils and evil men.
Page 26 - These are the lands and the fens which the king gave to St. Peter's monastery. Then said the king,
Page 174 - Westminster ; and he gave him a pledge upon Christ's book, and also swore, before he would set the crown upon his head, that he would govern this nation as well as any king before him had at the best done, if they would be faithful to him.
Page 195 - After this the king had a great consultation, and spoke very deeply with his Witan concerning this land, how it was held and what were its tenantry. He then sent his men over all England, into every shire, and caused them to ascertain how many hundred hides of land it contained, and what lands the king possessed therein, what cattle there were in the several counties, and how much revenue he ought to receive yearly from each.
Page 196 - Lammas ; and his witan, and all the land-holders of substance in England, whose vassals soever they were, repaired to him there, and they all submitted to him, and became his men, and swore oaths of allegiance, that they would be faithful to him against all others.

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