Flowers of history

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Page 16 - II., and III. 1067-1253. Edited by Sir FREDERIC MADDEN, KH, Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts, British Museum, 1866-1869. The exact date at which this work was written is, according to the chronicler, 1250. The history is of considerable value as an illustration of the period during which the author lived, and contains a good summary of the events which followed the Conquest. This minor chronicle is, however, based on another work (also written by Matthew Paris) giving fuller details, which...
Page 17 - Yorkshire, and that he lived in the reign of Edward I., and during a portion of the reign of Edward II. This chronicle is divided into three parts ; in the first is an abridgment of Geoffrey of Monmouth's
Page 25 - Norfolk, and Suffolk. Domesday Book was printed verbatim et literatim during the last century, in consequence of an address of the House of Lords to King George III. in 1767. It was not, however, commenced until 1773, and was completed early in 1783. In 1860, Her Majesty's Government, with the concurrence of the Master of the Rolls, determined to apply the art of photozincography to the production of a fac-simile of Domesday Book, under the superintendence of Colonel Sir Henry James, RE, Director...
Page 15 - WILLIAM STUBBS, MA, Vicar of Navestock, Essex, and Lambeth Librarian. 1864-1865. The authorship of the Chronicle in Vol. I., hitherto ascribed to Geoffrey Vinesauf, is now more correctly ascribed to Richard, Canon of the Holy Trinity of London. The narrative...
Page 18 - Library at Lambeth, with an Appendix of Illustrative Documents, by the Rev. GEORGE WILLIAMS, BD, Vicar of Ring-wood, late Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Vols. I. and II. 1872. These curious volumes...
Page 16 - ... interesting illustrations of the gradual change of our language, for one was made in the fourteenth century, the other in the fifteenth. The differences between Trevisa's version and that of the unknown writer are often considerable. 42. LE LIVERE DE REIS DE BRITTANIE E LE LIVERE DE REIS DE ENGLETERE.
Page 11 - They are various in character ; some are upon religious subjects, some may be called satires, and some give no more than a court scandal ; but as a whole they present a very fair picture of society, and of the relations of the different classes to one another. The period comprised is in itself interesting, and brings us, through the decline of the feudal system, to the beginning of our modern history.
Page 25 - So very narrowly he caused it to be traced out, that there was not one single hide, nor one yard 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 in his writ.