The Annals of England: An Epitome of English History, from Contemporary Writers, the Rolls of Parliament, and Other Public Records, Volume 1

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J. Henry and J. Parker, 1855 - Great Britain


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Page 95 - Concerning our land boundaries : Up on the Thames, and then up on the Lea, and along the Lea unto its source, then right to Bedford, then up on the Ouse unto Watling Street. 2. Then is this : If a man be slain, we estimate all equally dear, English and Danish, at viii. half marks of pure gold ; except the 'ceorl' who resides on 'gafol' land and their 'liesings;' they also are equally dear, either at cc.
Page 418 - III., and through that right that God of his grace hath sent me, with help of my kin and of my friends, to recover, it ; the which realm was in point to be undone for default of governance, and undoing of good laws.
Page 130 - a minster of stone and lime, for the souls of the men who there were slain', and gave it to one of his priests, whose name was Stigand '." AD 1021. Thurkill, the earl of East Anglia, is outlawed. AD 1022. " This year King Canute went out with his ships to Wight.
Page 416 - Norfolk of slandering the king ; the charge is denied, and a single combat ordered between the parties at Coventry, Sept. 16. The two dukes appear at the appointed time and place, when the king forbids the combat, and banishes the duke of Hereford for ten years and the duke of Norfolk for life. AD 1399. The duke of Lancaster dies, Feb.
Page 168 - ... and let each of them taste of the holy water, and give them all the book and the image of Christ's rood to kiss: and let no man mend the fire any longer when the hallowing is begun ; but let the iron lie upon the hot embers till the last collect : after that, let it be laid upon the...
Page 51 - a more cruel and dangerous enemy than the Saxons. They overcome all who have the courage to oppose them. They surprise all who are so imprudent as not to be prepared for their attack. When they pursue, they inevitably overtake : when they are pursued, their escape is certain.
Page vii - ... the fear of death being disregarded. They likewise discuss and impart to the youth many things respecting the stars and their motion; respecting the extent of the world and of our earth; respecting the nature of things; respecting the power and the majesty of the immortal gods.
Page 104 - Lent was. because every one should be pure at that holy time, and should do no wrong at a time of purity. And with mutual counsel and deliberation the wise men there assembled examined the ancient laws ; some of which they suffered to continue unaltered, some they amended, others they entirely abrogated ; and some new laws they enacted.
Page 51 - When they pursue, they infallibly overtake: when they are pursued, their escape is certain. They despise danger : they are inured to shipwreck : they are eager to purchase booty with the peril of their lives. Tempests, which to others are so dreadful, to them are subjects of joy. The storm is their protection when they are pressed by the enemy, and a cover for their operations when they meditate an attack. Before they quit their own shores, they devote to the altars of their gods, the tenth part...
Page 216 - How he came to know this he neither explained at the time, nor did any of his hearers ask : nevertheless, out of respect to his piety, not a doubt of the truth of his words remained on the minds of any present.

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