Pontefract: Its Name, Its Lords, and Its Castle. A Concise History

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A. Holmes, 1878 - 247 pages
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Page viii - Si qua igitur in futurum ecclesiastica secularisve persona, hanc nostre constitutionis paginam sciens, contra eam temere venire temptaverit, secundo tertiove commonita, nisi reatum suum congrua satisfactione correxerit, potestatis honorisque sui dignitate careat reamque se divino judicio [exi]stere de perpetrata iniquitate cognoscat et a sacratissimo corpore ac sanguine Dei et Domini redemptoris nostri Jesu Christi aliena fiat atque in extremo examine districte subjaceat ultioni.
Page xiv - Innocent the twenty-second, to whose predecessors in the See of Rome, the First Fruits and Tenths of all Ecclesiastical Benefices had for a long time been paid, gave the same in 1253 to King Henry the Third for three years, which occasioned a Taxation the following year, sometimes called the Norwich Taxation, and sometimes Pope Innocent's Valor.
Page vii - ... modis, prestante Domino, poterit adipisci, firma vobis vestrisque successoribus et illibata permaneant. In quibus hec propriis duximus exprimenda vocabulis: locum ipsum in quo...
Page 230 - The place is very well known to be one of the strongest inland Garrisons in the Kingdom ; well watered ; situated upon a rock in every part of it, and therefore difficult to mine. The walls very thick and high, with strong towers ; and if battered, very difficult of access, by reason of the depth and steepness of the graft.
Page xiv - In the year 1288, Pope Nicholas IV. granted the tenths to King Edward I. for six years, towards defraying the expenses of an expedition to the Holy Land, and that they might be collected to their full value, a taxation by the King's precept was begun in that year, and finished as to the province of Canterbury, in 1291 ; and as to that of York, in the following year ; the whole being under the direction of John, Bishop of Winton, and Oliver, Bishop of Lincoln. A third taxation, entitled
Page vii - Liceat quoque vobis clericos vel laicos liberos et absolutos e seculo fugientes, ad conversionem recipere et eos absque contradictione aliqua retinere. Prohibemus insuper ut nulli fratrum vestrorum post factam in...
Page xiv - In the year 1288, Pope Nicholas the Fourth granted the Tenths to King Edward the First for six years, towards defraying the expense of an expedition to the Holy Land; and that they might be collected to their full value, a taxation by the King's precept was begun in that year...
Page 181 - While things were in this state, a true report was current in London, of the death of Richard of Bordeaux. I could not learn the particulars of it, nor how it happened, the day I wrote these chronicles. When dead, Richard of Bordeaux was placed on a litter covered with black, and having a canopy of the same. Four black horses were harnessed to it, and two varlets in mourning conducted the litter, followed by four knights dressed also in mourning.
Page xxvi - That wote ye what Out of measure My life I hate : Thus desperate In such poor estate Do I endure. Of other cure Am I not sure Thus to endure Is hard certain. Such is my ure I you ensure What creature May have more pain. My...

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