Geoffrey de Mandeville: A Study of the Anarchy

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Longmans, Green, 1892 - Anarchism - 461 pages
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Page 379 - I, M., take thee, N., to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth.
Page 100 - The sheriffs removed on this occasion from their offices were most of them local magnates, whose chances of oppression and whose inclination towards a feudal administration of justice were too great. In their place Henry instituted officers of the Exchequer, less closely connected with the counties by property, and more amenable to royal influence as well as more skilled administrators—another step towards the concentration of the provincial jurisdiction under the Curia Regis.
Page 252 - Normandy, and had bought at a heavy price his peace with the new ruler ;3 and for the next forty years there was hardly a diplomatic transaction of any kind, ecclesiastical or secular, in England or in Gaul, in which he was not at some moment and in some way or other concerned.
Page 21 - ... primogeniture, was recognized as co-ordinate. . . . The measures taken by Henry I. for securing the crown to his own children, whilst they prove the acceptance of the hereditary principle, prove also the importance of strengthening it by the recognition of tlie elective theory.1 Mr. Freeman, though writing with a strong bias in favour of the elective theory...
Page 379 - Druse suggested that, as he could neither read or write, we should ratify the bargain in the manner customary among his people. This consists of a solemn grasping of hands together in the presence of two or three other Druses as witnesses, whilst the agreement is recited by both parties. Being always on the...
Page 364 - ... grant, it was brought within the ken, the scrutinising ken, of the governing authorities, and on occasion it could be altered. Again, Henry I. had granted that the citizens could choose their own sheriff. Henry II. made no such grant, and indeed kept the appointment of sheriff in his own hands, and the " fact that the sheriffs of London and Middlesex were under Henry II.
Page 332 - ... enrolled among the conquerors of England.4 But the County of Arques or Talou had been granted, seemingly by William himself in the early part of his reign,5 to his uncle the son of Papia. Count William took care, after the manner of that time, to secure himself by building a fortress on a new site, a fortress which is undoubtedly one of the earliest and most important in the history of Norman military architecture.

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