The History of the Life of King Henry the Second, and of the Age in which He Lived: In Five Books ; to which is Prefixed, a History of the Revolutions of England from the Death of Edward the Confessor to the Birth of Henry the Second, Volume 3

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Page 51 - It appears from thence, that the be* fiegers, among other machines which had been ufed by the Romans, had moveable towers, built ' of wood, and of fuch a height, that the tops of them overlooked the battlements of the city. They were covered with raw hides, to...
Page 155 - King ; as to carry the banner of the King, or his lance, or to lead his army, or to be his marshal, or to carry his sword before him at his coronation, or to be his sewer at his coronation, or his carver, or his butler, or to be one of his chamberlains of the receipt of his Exchequer, or to do other like services, &c.
Page 55 - but I find no mention thereof in the times of which I write ; and that they were not ufually fo armed in the reign of Henry the Firft, may be proved...
Page 238 - ... belonged to it ; what had been added to it or taken away from it ; what was the value of the whole together in the time of King Edward, what when granted by William, what at the time of this furvey ; and whether it might be improved, or advanced in its value.
Page 371 - ... the villein and his heirs for " ever. And after, the lord, if he will, may let the •* fame land to the villein to hold in villenage.
Page 59 - Richard ; whofe ardour for them was violent ; becaufe no perfon excelled in them more than himfelf : nor did they entirely ceafe in England till the latter end of the fixteenth century : for, in the year fifteen hundred and...
Page 371 - Tenure in villenage, is most properly when a villein holdeth of his lord, to whom he is a villein, certain lands or tenements according to the custom of the manor, or otherwise at the will of his lord, and to do his lord villein service, as to carry and recarry the dung of his lord out of the city, or out of his lord's manor, unto the land of his lord, and to spread the same upon the land, and such like.
Page 495 - HENRY, by God's help, King of England, Lord of Ireland, Duke of Normandy, and of Aquitain, and Earl of Anjoy, Greeting to all his faithful Clerks and Laics of...
Page 49 - Anglo-Saxons were mafters of England, that kingdom was of no account in the fyftem of Europe ; but grew to have weight and authority on the continent under the government of the Normans, both from the dominions which the princes of that BOOK II.
Page 249 - John, earl of Lincoln, gave Henry the Third 3000 marks to have the marriage of Richard de Clare, for the benefit of Matilda, his eldest daughter ; and Simon de Montford gave the...

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