A new and completed history of the county of York, Volume 3

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I. T. Hinton - Yorkshire (England)
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Page 73 - Edward by the grace of God, King of England, Lord of Ireland, and Duke of Aquitaine...
Page 320 - But now becoming a complete axe, he fell so to work within the same wood, that in process of time, there was neither great nor small trees to be found in the place where the wood stood. And so, my lords, if you grant the king these smaller monasteries, you do but make him a handle, whereby, at his own pleasure, he may cut down all the cedars within your Lebanons.
Page 15 - At the entrance into this spacious edifice there stood a lofty and grand gateway, over which, supported by streng timber, were erected two chambers. At the end of a passage leading to the gateway, upwards of thirty yards long and six broad, stood a spacious and handsome tower, three stories high, covered with lead, in which were chambers eighteen feet square. Adjoining this tower was a court yard, containing two roods of ground, neatly covered with a large square pavement, and each side of the yard...
Page 281 - ... unbroken line, being destitute of impost, mouldings, or capital ; but on the opposite side they all enter into rings, without appearing below them. They do not spring, as is usual, from the same circumference of one circle, but are distributed ; the arrangement produces this singular effect, that the ribs upon the south side cross each other, whereas those on the north side diverge uniformly, a contrast which is extremely curious. The mouldings of these groins are highly indented and characteristic...
Page 112 - HI. the funds; and so well have the affairs of this institution been administered, that, on Whit-Monday, in the year 1822, the number of scholars was augmented from twenty to forty.
Page 2 - Rotenhering of the same toun, cam into so high favor for wit, actyvite, and riches, that he was made Counte of Southfolk, wherapon he got of King Richard the 2. many grauntes and privileges to the toune. And yn his tyme the toune was wonderfully augmentid yn building, and was enclosid with diches, and the waul begon, and yn continuance endid and made al of brike, as most part of the houses of the toun at that tyme was.
Page 321 - ... as the progress of the marriage was so far advanced that the active co-operation of a chancellor was required, More obtained leave to resign the great seal. When the king "by no gentleness could win him," his favor turned to fury. More refused to take an oath which pledged him to the lawfulness of the king's marriage with Anne Boleyn. He was committed to the Tower, where he remained thirteen months. On May 6, 1535, he was brought to trial at Westminster. It has been truly said that "no such culprit...
Page 281 - It has a peculiarly curious groined stone roof, which has attracted the attention of many antiquaries and architects, and makes a singular appearance, from the mode in which the ribs spring from the piers, and cross each other as they rise upwards.* The ribs which form the groins of the roof unite on the north side in a cluster at the impost, and are continued down the pier, forming with it one unbroken line, being destitute of impost, mouldings, or capital...
Page 423 - In the year 1U07, when the church of Little Driffield was taken down and rebuilt, the Rev. gentleman to whom we have just alluded made another search, but in vain, for the remains of Alfred. When the foundations were bared, it was found that the church and the chancel had both been contracted in size, and that if Alfred had really been interred near the North wall, upon which the inscription was formerly ]>ainted, that his remains must now be in the church yard.
Page 30 - The magnificent palace in Hull, called Suffolk palace, and all their other possessions, were confiscated to the crown. After exhibiting in a connected view this sketch of the history of the De la Poles, who greatly contributed to the prosperity of Hull, where their ancestor acquired by successful commerce that wealth which formed the basis of the grandeur of his family, we must now return to what more immediately relates to the town, and view its continual progress in trade and opulence.

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