Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest, Volumen 2

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Página 202 - I may have entered into formerly with merchants for their wares, as well on this as on the other side of the sea. I beseech you...
Página 191 - When Eustace had done speaking, they all rose up and almost worshipped him; many cast themselves at his feet with tears and groans. Another citizen, very rich and respected, rose up and said he would be the second to his companion, Eustace; his name was John Daire.
Página 38 - Eling the dean paid one hundred marks, that his whore and his children might be let out upon bail; the bishop of Winchester gave one tun of good wine for his not putting the king in mind to give a girdle to the countess of Albemarle...
Página 192 - We surrender ourselves to your absolute will and pleasure, in order to save the remainder of the inhabitants of Calais, who have suffered much distress and misery. Condescend, therefore, out of your nobleness of mind, to have mercy and compassion upon us.
Página 105 - Eleanor was a loving mother, the column and pillar of the whole realm ; therefore, to her glory, the king her husband caused all those famous trophies to be erected wherever her noble corse did rest, for he loved her above all earthly creatures. She was a godly and modest princess, full of pity, and one that showed much favour to the English nation; ready to relieve every man's grief that sustained wrong, and to make them friends that were at discord.
Página 52 - Margaret of France, was a large silver peacock, whose train was set with sapphires and pearls, and other precious stones, wrought with silver. This elegant piece of...
Página 53 - Pay out of our treasury, to Odo the goldsmith, and Edward his son, one hundred and seventeen shillings and tenpence, for oil, varnish, and colours bought, and pictures made in the chamber of our queen, at Westminster, between the octaves of Holy Trinity and the feast of St.
Página 57 - Thus raging, with oaths not to be recited, he rent in pieces the rich cope of the subprior, and trod it under his feet, and thrust him against a pillar of the chancel with such violence, that he had almost killed him...
Página 178 - Blessed be the memory of king Edward III. and Philippa of Hainault, his queen, who first invented clothes,
Página 184 - Oh, my dread lord,' replied the countess, 'do not amuse yourself by laughing at me with trying to tempt me, for I cannot believe you are in earnest as to what you have just said. Is it likely that so noble and gallant a prince as you are would ever think of...

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