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Documents at 317-318 that it was William, bishop of London, also known as William the Norman, who obtained and carried the 1066 charter for London's liberties issued by William the Conqueror, and that such was the reverence for his delivery of the City of London from peril that he was revered by London's Lord Mayer and aldermen into the 17th century.
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Page 358 - ... to shoot. The English archers then advanced one step forward, and shot their arrows with such force and quickness that it seemed as if it snowed. When the Genoese felt these arrows, which pierced their arms, heads, and through their...
Page 393 - ROGER OF WENDOVER'S Flowers of History, comprising the History of England from the Descent of the Saxons to AD 1235, formerly ascribed to Matthew Paris.
Page 228 - His favorite and most elaborate work is, The History of the Civil Wars between the Houses of York and Lancaster ; the unfinished state of which he frequently laments.
Page 358 - return to him, and to them that sent you hither, and say to them that they send no more to me for any adventure that falleth, as long as my son is alive. And also say to them that they suffer him this day to win his spurs; for if God be pleased, I will this journey be his and the honour thereof, and to them that be about him.
Page 358 - Now, sir Thomas, return back to those that sent you, and tell them from me, not to send again for me this day, or expect that I shall come, let what will happen, as long as my son has life ; and say, that I command them to let the boy win his spurs; for I am determined if it please God, that all the glory and honor of this day shall be given to him, and to those into whose care I have intrusted him.
Page 358 - We be not well ordered to fight this day, for we be not in the case to do any great deed of arms; we have more need of rest.
Page 271 - ... whirlpool ; day by day the freemen, deprived of their old national defences, wringing with difficulty a precarious subsistence from incessant labour, sullenly yielded to a yoke which they could not shake off, and commended themselves (such was the phrase) to the protection of a lord; till a complete change having thus been operated in the opinions of men, and consequently in every relation of society, a, new order of things...
Page 358 - There were about fifteen thousand Genoese crossbowmen; but they were quite fatigued, having marched on foot that day six leagues, completely armed and with their cross-bows. They told the constable they were not in a fit condition to do any great things that day in battle. The Earl of Alencon, hearing this, said, "This is what one gets by employing such scoundrels, who fall off when there is any need for them.
Page 358 - Genoways felt the arrows piercing through heads, arms, and breasts, many of them cast down their cross-bows, and did cut their strings and returned discomfited. When the French King saw them fly away, he said, "Slay these rascals, for they shall let and trouble us without reason.
Page 358 - During this time a heavy rain fell, accompanied by thunder and a very terrible eclipse of the sun ; and before this rain a great flight of crows hovered in the air over all those battalions, making a loud noise.