Original Letters, Illustrative of English History: 1418-1529

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Sir Henry Ellis
Printed for Harding, Triphook, and Lepard, 1825 - Great Britain

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Page 273 - Amongst the which the mayor of London, and either of the sheriffs, had their several lords of misrule, ever contending, without quarrel or offence, who should make the rarest pastimes to delight the beholders. These lords beginning their rule on...
Page 88 - My Lord Howard hath sent me a letter, open to your Grace, within one of mine, by the which ye shall see at length the great victory that our Lord hath sent your subjects in your absence...
Page 12 - Calais, and to other places in the marches there, for to apply them to their obeisance, and so for to come into the land with great puissance, to the final destruction thereof, if they might prevail, and to put the land in their subjection, which God defend. And on the other part it is to be supposed it is not unknown to you how that, after my coming out of Ireland I, as the King's true...
Page viii - These bear the impress of their respective times : and, whilst many of them regard affairs in which the writers were actively engaged, all afford a closer and more familiar view of characters, manners, and events, than the pen of the most accomplished compiler of regular history, even if he might be trusted, could supply. They unravel causes of action, which, without their aid, would be impenetrable, and even throw new light upon parts of history which superficial readers suppose to be exhausted.
Page 88 - Grace with long writing, but, to my thinking, this batell hath bee to your Grace and al your reame the grettest honor that coude bee, and more than...
Page 12 - Advertisements, how be it that it was thought that they were full necessary, were laid apart, and to be of none effect, through the envy, malice and untruth of the said Duke of Somerset ; which for my truth faith, and allegiance that I owe unto the King, and the good will and favour that I have to all the Realm...
Page 12 - I signify unto you that, with the help and supportation of Almighty God, and of Our Lady, and of all the Company of Heaven, I, after long sufferance and delays, [though it is] not my will or intent to displease my sovereign lord, seeing that the said Duke ever prevaileth and ruleth about the King's person, [and] that by this means the land is likely to be destroyed, am fully concluded to proceed in all haste against him with the help of my kinsmen and friends...
Page xx - ... resembled legal instruments. We have nothing earlier than the fifteenth Century which can be called a FAMILIAR LETTER. The material too, upon which Letters were written, up to the same period, was usually vellum : very few instances indeed occurring, of more ancient date, of Letters written upon paper.
Page 272 - Dorset; a pepper box of silver gilt, from Lady Butler; a book from Lord Morley; a diamond ring from the Earl of Hertford; a fair steel glass from three Venetians; a hat from Dr. Augustine; and a pair of silver snuffers from Mr. Hobbs.
Page 88 - I coude not sende your Grace the pece of the King of Scotts cote whiche John Glyn now bringeth. In this your grace shal see how I can kepe my premys, sending you for your baners a Kings cote. I thought to sende hymself unto you, but our Englishemens herts wold not suffre it.

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