Some Account of Domestic Architecture in England from Edward I. to Richard II.

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J.H. Parker, 1853 - Architecture, Domestic - 352 pages
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Page 43 - ... holy chapel, where she was anointed and sanctified in the usual manner. Sir William de Viare, Archbishop of Rouen, said mass. Shortly after mass the king, queen, and all the ladies entered the hall : and you must know that the great marble table which is in the hall was covered with oaken planks four inches thick, and the royal dinner placed thereon. Near the table, and against one of the pillars, was the king's buffet, magnificently decked out with gold and silver plate ; and in the hall were...
Page 102 - ... destroy the houses of those knights who, having quitted Flanders, had established themselves in Hainault, Brabant, and Artois ; this purpose they accomplished, but in so doing incurred the vengeance of the Duke of Burgundy and the King of France. Among other places these men of Ghent destroyed at Marie a house belonging to the Earl of Flanders, containing the chamber where he was born, the font in which he had been baptized, and his cradle, which was of silver. They also beat to pieces and carried...
Page 68 - ... were placed near his table, and gave a brilliant light to the apartment. The hall was full of knights and squires ; and there were plenty of tables laid out for any person who chose to sup. No one spoke to him at his table, unless he first began a conversation. He commonly ate heartily of poultry, but only the wings and thighs; for in the daytime he neither ate nor drank much. He had great pleasure in hearing minstrels, as he himself was a proficient in the science, and made his secretaries sing...
Page 175 - Hallam describes the guilds as (6) " fraternities by voluntary compact, to relieve " each other in poverty and to protect each other from injury. Two essential " characteristics belonged to them ; the common banquet and the common purse. " They had also in many instances a religious, sometimes a secret, ceremonial to knit " more firmly the bond of fidelity They readily became connected " with the exercise of trades, with the training of apprentices, with the traditional
Page 144 - ... their own battles, and that the French, if allowed to remain, would soon do them more harm by eating up their provisions than the English did by burning their houses. I must say, all things considered, it was not right for so many of the French nobility to have come to Scotland at this season ; for Scotland is a very poor country, and the people generally envious of the good fortunes of others, and suspicious of losing anything themselves. Whenever the English make inroads into Scotland, which...
Page 145 - There is neither iron to shoe horses, nor leather to make harness, saddles or bridles : all these things come ready made from Flanders by sea; and, should these fail, there is none to be had in the country.
Page 144 - Upon these carts were also many vessels and small boats, made surprisingly well of boiled leather ; they were large enough to contain three men, to enable ' them to fish any lake or pond, whatever might be its size ; and they were of great use to the lords and barons during Lent ; but ' the commonalty made use of what provisions they could get.
Page 159 - John Tregose a knight was the chief owner of it, and one Maurice and Bataille Abbay. The king compoundid with them: and so was there vii. score and tenne acres limited to the new toune, whereof part is in the king mede withoute the toune, and part in hangging of the hille.
Page 154 - ... wide, open and straight, crossing each other at right angles only. There are always two parallel streets at a short distance one from the other and connected by short streets at frequent intervals; between these principal streets and also in parallel lines are narrow streets or lanes. Corresponding to the modern mews and employed for the same purpose: by this means each plot of ground for building on is of a uniform size and shape, a parallelogram with one end facing a principal street and another...
Page 80 - ... feet long and twelve feet wide; in such a manner that in the upper part there be made a chapel for the use of our queen, so that she may enter that chapel from her chamber; and in the lower part let there be a chapel for the use of our family.

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