The Antiquities of Berkshire, Volume 1

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W. Mears and J. Hooke, 1723 - Antiquities
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Page 148 - ... her head,) yet the inhabitants will tell you there, that she was conveyed from her usual chamber where she lay, to another where the bed's head of the chamber stood close to a privy postern door, where they in the night came and stifled her in her bed, bruised her head very much, broke her neck, and at length flung her down stairs, thereby believing the world would have thought it a mischance, and so have blinded their villany.
Page ii - They are known to one another by certain signs and watch" words ; it continues to this day. They have severall lodges in " severall counties for their reception, and when any of them fall "into decay the brotherhood is to relieve him. The manner of " their adoption is very formall and with an oath of secrecy,"
Page 145 - Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, a very goodly personage, and singularly well featured, being a great favourite to Queen Elizabeth, it was thought, and commonly reported, that had he been a...
Page 150 - Babington, the Earl's chaplain, did preach the funeral sermon, he tript once or twice in his speech, by recommending to their memories that virtuous lady so pitifully murdered, instead of saying pitifully slain.
Page 95 - ... style ; portions of the painting and gilding remain. The brasses, which probably represented Ashton and his wife, with their armorial bearings, have disappeared long ago. Ashmole notices this tomb in his Antiquities of Berkshire, vol. ip 99. " On the north side of the chancel...
Page 148 - ... without hurting her hood that was upon her head) yet the inhabitants will tell you there, that she was conveyed from her usual chamber where she lay, to another where the bed's head of the chamber stood close to a privy postern door, where they in the night came and stifled her in her bed, bruised her head very much, broke her neck, and at length flung her down stairs, thereby...
Page iii - I always desired, which was, That I might be enabled to live to myself and Studies ; without being forced to take Pains for a Livelihood in the World...
Page vi - ... Ashmole was early introduced into the presence and favour of his majesty, and on June 18, 1660, which was the second time he had the honour of discoursing with the king, he graciously bestowed upon him the place of Windsor herald. A few days after, he was appointed by the king to make a description of his medals, and had them delivered into his hands, and king Henry Vlllth's closet assigned for his use, being also allowed his diet at court.
Page ii - The manner of their adoption or admission is very formal and solemn, and with the administration of an oath of secrecy, which has had better fate than all other oaths, and has...
Page 148 - God, and said to a person of note, (who hath related the same to others since,) not long before his death, that all the devils in hell did tear him in pieces.

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