The Chronicles of the White Rose of York: A Series of Historical Fragments, Proclamations, Letters, and Other Contemporary Documents Relating to the Reign of King Edward the Fourth. With Notes and Illustratons

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J. Bohn, 1843 - Great Britain - 310 pages
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Page xxviii - ... and he should be fairly ferd (dealt) with, and die on a sword ; and took a rusty sword and smote off his head within half a dozen strokes...
Page 206 - TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM CAXTON, WHO FIRST INTRODUCED INTO GREAT BRITAIN THE ART OF PRINTING; AND WHO, AD 1477, OR EARLIER, EXERCISED THAT ART IN THE ABBEY OF WESTMINSTER. THIS TABLET, IN REMEMBRANCE OF ONE TO WHOM THE LITERATURE OF THIS COUNTRY IS SO LARGELY INDEBTED, WAS RAISED ANNO DOMINI MDCCCXX. BY THE ROXBURGHE CLUB. EARL SPENCER, KG, PRESIDENT.
Page xlv - Queen made right much of her, and desired her to have an husband, the which ye shall know of hereafter ; but as for that he is never nearer than he was before...
Page xxvii - Calais- ward to know how he should be received, and with him met a ship called Nicholas of the Tower, with other ships waiting on him, and by them that were in the spinner the master of the Nicholas had knowledge of the duke's coming. When he...
Page xxvi - April) the Duke of Suffolk came unto the coasts of Kent full near Dover, with his two ships and a little spinner ; the which spinner he sent with certain letters by certain...
Page xli - Advertisements, how be it that it was thought that they were full necessary, were laid apart, and to be of none effect, through the envy, malice, and untruth of the said Duke of Somerset; which for my truth, faith, and allegiance that I owe unto the King, and the good will and favour that I have to all the Realm...
Page xli - ... to come into the land with great puissance, to the final destruction thereof, if they might prevail, and to put the land in their subjection, which God defend. And on the other part it is to be supposed it is not unknown to you how that, after my coming out of Ireland, I, as the king's true...
Page 19 - The next day they tourneyed on horseback, the Lord Scales horse having on his chafron, a long spear pike of steel ; and as the two champions coped together, the same horse thrust his pike into the nostrils of the Bastard's horse, so that for very pain he mounted so high that he fell on the one side with his master, and the Lord Scales rode about him with his sword drawn, till the king commanded the marshal to help up the Bastard...
Page 280 - ... should atchieve his false intent and purpose, every man's life, livelihood, and goods, shall be in his hands, liberty and disposition ; whereby should ensue the disheriting and destruction of all the noble and worshipful blood of this realm for ever.
Page lxxii - V^ and since made himself by marriage, and also made a lord; and that it was not his part to have such language of lords being of the king's blood.

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