The History of the Norman Conquest of England: The reign of William the Conqueror. 1871

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Clarendon Press, 1876 - Great Britain
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Page 797 - De par le roi ; defense a Dieu • De faire miracle en ce lieu.
Page 297 - The alms of the settlement, in this dreadful exigency, were certainly .liberal ; and all was done by charity that private charity could do ; but it was a people in beggary ; it was a nation which stretched out its hands for food.
Page 650 - So very narrowly he caused it to be " traced out, that there was not a single hide, nor one virgate of land, nor even, " it is shame to tell. though it seemed to him no shame to do, an ox, nor a cow, " nor a swine was left, that was not set down.
Page 807 - In the Chronicle of Raynald of Anjou (Bouquet, xii. 479) we read, "Anno 1086, in mense Septembri, Comes Normannorum, qui et Rex Anglorum, "Willelmus obsedit in Britanniis castrum quod dicitur Dolum, quod quum diu obsedisset, nihil profecit, sed etiam machinis suis succensis ab eo infructuose discessit, defendentibus illud fortibus Andegavorum militibus.
Page 650 - Eke he let write how mickle of land his archbishops had, and his bishops, and his abbots and his earls, and what or how mickle ilk man had that landholder was in England in land and in cattle, and how mickle fee it was worth. So very narrowly he let...
Page 579 - The King and the headmen loved much and overmuch covetousness on gold and on silver, and they recked not how sinfully it was gotten, if only it came to them.
Page 357 - God, craving his mildness,5 for that they could get no mildness from men. What may we say, but that they shot sorely, and that others brake down the doors there, and went in, and slew some of the monks to death, and many wounded therein, so that the blood came from the altar upon the grees and from the grees upon the floor.
Page 773 - The account of this trial seems quite clear, but it is followed in Eadmer (Hist. Nov. 9) by the account of another trial, in which Odo appears as the plaintiff and Lanfranc as the defendant; "Alio tempore idem Odo, permittente rege, placitum instituit contra ssepefatam ecclesiam et tutorem ejus patrem Lanfrancum, et illuc omnes quos peritiores legum et usuum Anglici regni noverat gnarus adduxit.
Page 282 - Before the end of the year, Yorkshire was a wilderness. The bodies of its inhabitants were rotting in the streets, in the highways, or on their own hearthstones; and those who had escaped from sword, fire, and hunger, had fled out of the land.
Page 281 - ... women, and children died of hunger ; they laid them down and died in the roads and in the fields, and there was no man to bury them.3 Those who survived kept up life on strange and unwonted food.

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