The History of Wallingford, in the County of Berks: From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Present Time. With an Account of Its Castle, Churches, and Monastic Institutions. Embracing Historical Notices of Adjacent Parts, and an Attempt to Fix the True Site of Calleva Atrebatum, Volumen 1


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Página 155 - Cerdic; but was not sufficient to wrest from him the conquests which he had already made. He and his son Kenric, who succeeded him, established the kingdom of the West Saxons, or of Wessex, over the counties of Hants, Dorset, Wilts, Berks, and the Isle of Wight, and left their new-acquired dominions to their posterity. Cerdic died in 534, Kenric in 560.
Página 252 - Will he learn from security that regard to our liberties, which he could not learn from danger ? Alas ! the only fruit of our good success will be this ; the...
Página 308 - Capella, and others. Given by the hand of the venerable father, R. Bishop of Chichester, our Chancellor, at Bruges, the first day of June, in the sixteenth year of our reign.
Página 328 - Against slanderous reports or tales, to cause discord betwixt king and people.' (Westm. Primer, c. 34. anno 3. Edw. I.) That it had this effect is the opinion of an eminent writer : See ' Observations upon the Statutes, &c.
Página 381 - Apostle, in the eleventh year of the reign of King Edward, son of King Edward
Página 113 - English inches [PES], the Roman mile would be 1618 English yards, or 142 yards less than the English statute mile. The most common term for the mile is mille passuum, or only the initials MP ; sometimes the word passuum is omitted.
Página 188 - ... were far away, and the bridge of London would have been a spot even less suited for an onslaught of Norman cavalry than the hillside of Senlac. He trusted to the gradual working of fear and of isolation even on the hearts of those valiant citizens. He kept on the right bank of the Thames, harrying as he went, through Surrey, Hampshire, and Berkshire, till at Wallingford a ford and a bridge supplied safe and convenient means of crossing for his army.
Página 244 - They put knotted strings about men's heads, and writhed them till they went to the brain. They put men into prisons where adders and snakes and toads were crawling, and so they tormented them. Some they put into a chest short and narrow and not deep and that had sharp stones within, and forced men therein so that they broke all their limbs. In many of the castles were hateful and grim things called rachenteges, which two or three men had enough to do to carry.
Página 252 - I know not who, are come over with Henry Plantagenet, the son of Matilda; and many more, no doubt, will be called to assist him, as soon as ever his affairs abroad will permit; by whose help, if he be victorious, England must pay the price of their services : our lands, our honours, must be the hire of these rapacious invaders.
Página 251 - Welsh and the Scotch, calling themselves allies or auxiliaries to the Empress, but in reality enemies and destroyers of England, have broken their bounds, ravaged our borders, and taken from us whole provinces, which we never can hope to recover: while, instead of employing our united force against them, we continue thus madly, without any care of our public safety or national honour, to turn our swords against our own bosoms.

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