The History of the Life of King Henry the Second: And of the Age in which He Lived, Volume 5

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J. Dodsley, 1772 - Great Britain
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Page 276 - If acquitted by the ordeal, he was to ftay in the kingdom, finding fureties, unlefs he had been arraigned of murder, or any heinous felony, by the community of the county and of the lawful knights of his country ; in which cafe, though the ordeal had declared him innocent, he was neverthelefs to quit the realm within forty days, and take with him his chattels (faving the rights of his lords), and be at the mercy of the king whether he mould ever return or not.
Page 184 - ... a carpet to be fpread beneath him, but kneeling on the hard pavement. Early in the morning he went round all the altars of the church, and paid his devotions to the bodies of the...
Page 49 - ... for men not fo> hardily educated in more civilifed countries. Thus their bogs, woods, and mountains, were citadels to them, which foreign troops, not enured to the way of living in fuch places, could not eafily force. And hence they defpifed all thofe arts which have a tendency to enervate, either the body, or the mind; abhorring to dwell in great cities, or to fhut themfelves up within the walls or forts, or to exchange the rough freedom of unpolifhed barbarifm for the decent reftraints of politenefs.
Page 256 - Irifh who upra> were fubjecls of the king of Conaught fhould refufe to return to him, he might compel them to do it ; after which they were quietly to remain in his land. Moreover the faid king was impowered to take hoftages from all thofe whom the king of England had committed to him, at his own and the king of .England's choice ; and he was to give the faid hoftages. to the king of England, or others, at the king's choice. And all thofe from whom...
Page 185 - ... of worfhip paid to him, were an impious hypocrify and mockery of God, which no policy could excufe. And that he did fo, may not unreafonably be inferred from his fubfequent conduct in many particulars, but more efpecially from fome words which Giraldus Cambrenfis affirms to have been fpoken by him after this time. He tells us, that William earl of Arundel and of Suflex (whofe father of the fame name had v- G.
Page 49 - Ware, c. vHi, who was likewife a poet, or bard, and fung the exploits of the family to which he belonged, at all their feafts. This office was hereditary by the old cuftom of Ireland. The fon, however ill he might be qualified for it, fucceeded to the father, and with his profelfion inherited a portion of land from the demefne of his lord.
Page 232 - ... deer; and from thence he went to York, where, on the tenth day of Auguft, he was attended by the king of Scotland, who brought thither with him all the bifhops, earls, barons, knights, and freeholders of his realm, from the greateft to the leaft, in order to their doing, together with himfelf, and earl David, his brother, liege homage to Henry, according to the articles of the treaty of peace concluded at Falaife. The caftles demanded, as fecurities for the full execution thereof, had been delivered...
Page 215 - The lands and caftles, which the earl of Flanders had taken in Normandy, and held, not for himfelf, but for his confederate, the young king of England, were among the reftitutions here agreed to be made. On the other fide, in purfuance of the above recited convention, no fewer than nine hundred and fixty-nine captive knights were freed by Henry without ranfom : nor of thofe prifoners who "were excluded from the benefit of that treaty •was any one put to death, or condemned to fuffer in his limbs,...
Page 227 - Henry, to recover the right which he, it feems, AD 1175. had difputed. Thus ended this rebellion, the firft and laft ever raifed in the kingdom of England without fome difpute on the title of the king to the crown, or fome difference of religion, or the pretence of fome grievance injurious to particulars or hurtful to the publick. Yet, ill founded as it was, it fhook the throne ! But Divine Providence fo affifted the rightful caufe of the king, that his enemies fell before him...
Page 255 - They were likewife fu to hold in peace whatfoever they poflefled at that time, fo long as they remained faithful to the king of England, and paid him their tribute and what elfe he claimed by right, through the king of Conaught's hands ; faving in all things the prerogative and the honour of both thofe kings.

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