England Under the Yorkists, 1460-1485: Illustrated from Contemporary Sources

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Longmans, Green, 1921 - Great Britain - 280 pages
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Page 170 - France, and Lord of Ireland, to all to whom these present Letters shall come greeting...
Page 77 - The certaintie of all whiche came to the knowledge of the sayd Henry, late called Kyng, being in the Tower of London ; not havynge, afore that, knowledge of the saide matars, he toke it to so great di spite, ire, and indingnation, that, of pure displeasure, and melencoly, he dyed the xxiij. day of the monithe of May.
Page 252 - And for as moche as in the wrytyng of the same my penne is worn, myn hande wery and not stedfast, myn eyen dimmed with overmoche lokyng on the whit paper, and my corage not so prone and redy to laboure as hit hath ben, and that age crepeth on me dayly and febleth all the bodye...
Page 68 - Erles lettere y-send to hym, &c. undere his sealc ; and also he came for to clayme the Duchery of Yorke, the whiche was his inherytaunce of ryght, and so passed forthe to the cite of Yorke, where Thomas Clyfford lete hym inne, and ther he was examynede ayenne ; and he seyde to the mayre and aldermenne and to alle the comons of the cite, in likewyse as he was afore in Holdernes at his landyng : that was to sey, that [he] nevere wulde clayme no title, ne take uppone honde to be Kynge of Englonde, nor...
Page 54 - Whereof alle his goode lovers were fulle gladde, and the more parte of peple. Nevere the lattere, before that, at he was putt oute of his reame by Kynge Edwarde, alle Englonde for the more partye hatyd hym, and were fulle gladde to have a chounge ; and the cause was, the good Duke of Glouceter was put to dethe, and Jhon Holonde, Duke of Excetre, poysond, and that the Duke of Suffolke, the Lorde Say, Danyelle Trevyliane, and other myscheves peple that were aboute the Kynge...
Page 51 - His Majesty has spent and still spends every day in long discussions with that queen to induce her to make the alliance with Warwick and to let the prince, her son, go with the earl to the enterprise of England. Up to the present the queen has shown herself very hard and difficult...
Page 227 - Hence it is that the inhabitants are rich in gold, silver, and in all the necessaries and conveniences of life. They drink no water unless at certain times and by way of doing penance. They are fed in great abundance with all sorts of flesh and fish, of which they have plenty everywhere ; they are clothed throughout in good woollens ; their bedding and other furniture in their houses are of wool, and that in great store.
Page 136 - A king of England cannot at his pleasure make any alterations in the laws of the land, for the nature of his government is not only regal, but political.
Page 200 - Whereas the labourers and occupiers of husbandry within this realm be daily grievously endamaged by bringing of corn out of other lands and parts into this realm, when corn of the growing of this realm is at a low price...
Page 158 - ... who then in England can be put to death unjustly for any crime? since he is allowed so many pleas and privileges in favour of life : none but his neighbours, men of honest and good repute, against whom he can have no probable cause of exception, can find the person accused, guilty. Indeed, one would much rather that twenty guilty persons should escape the punishment of death, than that one innocent person should be condemned, and suffer capitally.

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