What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
abbey abbot according afterwards ancient angle antiquity appears arches beautiful belonging Bishop building built called canons castle chapel church circular Civil considerable continued crown curious death dedicated descended direct dissolution distance Duke Earl east Edward endowed entrance erected existence feet formerly foundation founded four front gate gateway given grand granted height held Henry VIII hill interesting John King Henry lands lofty London Lord manor Mary miles moat monastery monks nearly noble Norfolk Norman object obtained once opposite originally ornamented perfect plate pointed possessions present preservation principal priory probably reign reign of King religious remains render represented residence Richard river Robert roof round round towers ruins says seat seen side situation soon square stands stone Suffolk surrounding taken August Thomas tower town View was taken Virgin Wales walls whole
Page 21 - Fourth, the jurors find, that the castle of Brougham and demesne thereunto belonging were worth nothing ; because they say it lieth altogether waste, by BROUGHAM CASTLE. reason of the destraction of the country, made by the Scots ; and that the whole profit of the castle and demesne is not sufficient for the reparation and safe keeping of the castle.
Page 74 - Church is more extensive, and is now carefully preserved. The east end is most perfect, and through its thick covering of ivy, appear three lancet windows. Against the S. wall are a few small Gothic pillars and arches, and near them is a mutilated stone representing the head of a human figure. This ruin must not be confounded with that of Cwmhir Abbey in Radnorshire.
Page 96 - DAY set on Norham's castled steep, And Tweed's fair river, broad and deep, And Cheviot's mountains lone : The battled towers, the donjon keep, The loophole grates, where captives weep, The flanking walls that round it sweep, In yellow lustre shone. The warriors on the turrets high, Moving athwart the evening sky, Seem'd forms of giant height : Their armour, as it caught the rays, Flash'd back again the western blaze, In lines of dazzling light.
Page 41 - at Aldbury, afterwards called Newark, New Place, or De Novo Loco juxta Guildford, in the time NO. 805. of King Richard the First, or before, Ruald de Calver and Beatrix de Sandes his wife, built a church of Black Canons to the honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Thomas of Canterbury" (rather an odd association by the way).
Page 11 - IT is uncertain when or by whom this castle was built, but it does not appear to have been of remote antiquity ; it was inclosed with a ditch, and was of a square form, but of no great dimensions, though, according to Leland, it was, " a strong castel of the kinges." Camden mentions this castle's being repaired during the reign of Henry VI. Nothing worthy of remark occurs in history respecting this place, until it was inhabited by Richard III. who, when Duke of Gloucester, that he might more conveniently...
Page 21 - Clifford, built the greatest part of the castle ; over the inner door of which he placed this inscription, ' This made Roger.' By the inquisition, after the death of Robert, son of the said Roger, it was found, that he died seised of the castle of Brougham with...
Page 45 - ... continued to inhabit her old quarters. ' Above forty years since,' says Davies, ' I saw at Mrs. Bracegirdle's house in Howard Street a picture of Mrs. Barry, by Kneller, in the same apartments with the portraits of Betterton and Congreve.' Hill's passionate prompter on the above occasion was the same Lord Mohun who fell in a duel with the Duke of Hamilton.
Page 17 - Bull, and granted to Cardinal Wolsey, towards the endowment of his college at Ipswich; but it afterwards came into the possession of the Earls of Oxford.
Page 15 - Mercia, erected a nunnery here'in which she lived and died Abbess, with the reputation of great sanctity. It was destroyed by the Danes, and restored by Leofric, Earl of Chester, in the time of Edward the Confessor; but being again decayed and forsaken, Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel, Chichester, and Shrewsbury, in the 14th of William the Conqueror, erected in its place a monastery for Cluniac Monks.