A History of England and Wales from the Roman to the Norman Conquest

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Philip, 1882 - 238 sider

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Side 226 - Size — II inches by 13 inches. Printed on Drawing Paper. Two Series, each containing Twelve Maps, stitched in neat cover, is. Philips' Outline Atlas for Beginners, Being Outlines of the Maps in Philips
Side 142 - ... as if he ruled the king and all England ; and his sons were earls and the king's darlings, and his daughter wedded and united to the king: she was brought to Wherwell, and they delivered her to the abbess.
Side 68 - All that the earliest authorities state is that Edgar held a Court at Chester, and that he there received the homage of the kings. Henry of Huntingdon says that six subordinate kings pledged him their fealty there, but he does not give their names, nor does he say a word about the triumphant procession by water. The Saxon Chronicle is equally silent on these two vital points. Nor does Humphrey Lloyd, in his Historie of Cambria, allude to this matter. The...
Side 68 - Huntingdon* says he was there in 970. Florence of Worcester, Matthew of Westminster, and William of Malmesbury, say there were eight tributary kings at Chester ; but the Saxon Chronicle and Henry of Huntingdon give six as the number. In the Brut y Tywysogion (Chronicle of the Princes) we read that in the year 971 " Edgar, King of the Saxons, collected a very great fleet at Caerleon upon Usk.
Side 217 - Gurth saw the English falling around, and that there was no remedy. He saw his race hastening to ruin, and despaired of any aid ; he would have fled, but could not, for the throng continually increased. And the duke pushed on till he reached him, and struck him with great force. Whether he died of that blow I know not, but it was said that he fell under it, and rose no more.
Side 69 - King of several isles ; and five others, named Dufnal, Siferth, Huwal (Howel?), Jacob, and Juchil." From the lolo MSS. we gather that Edgar did attempt to persuade at least one Welsh chieftain to help to row him on the Dee. This potentate was Gwaethvoed, Lord of Cibyr and Ceredigion.* In reply to Edgar's summons, he said "he could not row a barge ; and if he could, that he would not do so, except to save a person's life, whether king or vassal.
Side 31 - ... inspiriting his subjects, with the signal display of his courage. He would oppose himself singly to the enemy; and by his own personal exertions rally his declining forces. The very places are yet pointed out by the inhabitants where he felt the vicissitudes of good and evil fortune. It was necessary to contend with Alfred even after he was overcome...
Side 118 - ... for the better. I therefore adjure and command my counsellors to whom I have entrusted the affairs of my kingdom, that henceforth they neither commit themselves, nor suffer to prevail, any sort of injustice throughout my dominions, either from fear of me, or from favour to any powerful person. I also command all sheriffs and magistrates throughout my whole kingdom, as they tender my regard and their own safety, that they use no unjust violence to any man, rich or poor, but that all, high and...
Side 153 - This people is light and active, hardy rather than strong, and entirely bred up to the use of arms; for not only the nobles, but all the people are trained to war, and when the trumpet sounds the alarm, the husbandman rushes as eagerly from his plough as the courtier from his court...

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