Matthew Paris's English history, from 1235 to 1273, tr. by J.A. Giles

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Página 41 - Spain, begging him to assist them as his faithful subjects, whilst so besieged, all which proceedings exaggerated and increased their offences. When they were compelled to leave their castles as prisoners of the king, his uterine brothers went to him, demanding the captives to be given up to them, to be treated as they chose, which piece of presumption excited the astonishment and indignation of many ot his friends. He out of compassion spared these open enemies of his, whom he had been at such great...
Página 138 - ... him till the blood flowed, they crowned him with thorns, mocked him, and spat upon him ; each of them also pierced him with a knife, and they made him drink gall, and scoffed at him with blasphemous insults, and kept gnashing their teeth and calling him Jesus, the false prophet.
Página 292 - ... at once, the vessel being, at the time, opposite to the noble palace of the bishop of Durham, where the earl of Leicester was then staying. When the earl knew of the king's arrival, he went joyfully to meet him, and, by way of comforting him, said, " What do you fear ? the storm has now passed over.
Página 138 - Lincoln as judge to take the place of Pilate, by whose sentence and with the concurrence of all, the boy was subjected to various tortures. They scourged him till the blood flowed, they crowned him with thorns, mocked him and spat upon him, each of them also pierced him with a knife, and they made him drink gall, and scoffed at him with blasphemous insults, and kept gnashing their teeth and calling him Jesus, the false...
Página 25 - By authority of the Omnipotent God, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and of the glorious mother of God, the ever-virgin Mary, of the blessed apostles Peter and Paul, and all the apostles ; and of the blessed archbishop and martyr Thomas, and of all martyrs, of Saint Edward, king of England, and of all confessors and virgins, and of all the saints of God, we excommunicate, anathematize, and banish from the threshold of the holy mother Church, all those who from this time shall knowingly and...
Página 108 - ... orderly disposition of the guests, and the large and handsome presents. At it, too, were present persons held in high reverence and respect, whose superiors it -would be impossible, and whose equals, even, it would be difficult, to find in the world. Of the nobles who were present at the banquet. This banquet was given in the great hall of the Temple, in which were hung up, according to the continental custom, as many bucklers as the four walls could hold. Amongst others was seen the shield of...
Página 209 - Neither did they choose an Italian or Roman, far less a friend of the pope, on account of their insatiable avarice. They therefore, after careful and deliberate consultation, elected Earl Richard, as well on account of his speaking the English language, which is similar in sound to the German, as of their common origin, both ancient and modern. The ancient origin may be discovered in the chronicles, and the modern may be traced in our times from the birth of the duke of Brunswick, and the duke of...
Página 87 - Mary in this year, about six o'clock, in the midst of an unusually heavy fall of rain, a, single clap of thunder was heard, and a flash of lightning which accompanied it fell on the tower of St. Peter's church, in St.
Página 38 - When this letter reached the pope, he could not contain his anger and indignation, and assuming a haughty and angry look, he said, " Who is this raving old man, this deaf and foolish dotard, who in his audacity and temerity judges of my actions ? By Peter and Paul! were it not that my innate generosity restrained me, I would precipitate him into such an abyss of confusion and shame, that he should be a subject of talk, and an object of amazement and horror to the whole world. Is not the king of England...
Página 114 - When the king was told of this speech, he exclaimed in a querulous tone, " It is no wonder that I covet money, for it is dreadful to think of the debts in which I am involved. By God's head ! they amount to a sum of two hundred thousand marks; nay, were I to say three, I should not exceed the bounds of truth. I am deceived on all sides. I am a mutilated and diminished...

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