A Short History of the Tower of London: With a List of the Interesting Curiosities Contained in the Armories and Regalia

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Сторінка 21 - I, that was wont to behold her riding like Alexander, hunting like Diana, walking like Venus, the gentle wind blowing her fair hair about her pure cheeks, like a nymph, sometimes sitting in the shade like a goddess, sometimes singing like an angel, sometimes playing like Orpheus ; behold the sorrow of this world! once amiss hath bereaved me of all.
Сторінка 5 - It has on the east part a tower palatine, very large and very strong ; whose court and walls rise up from a deep foundation ; the mortar is tempered with the blood of beasts.
Сторінка 24 - it is utterly unknown to the law of England ; though once, when the Dukes of Exeter and Suffolk, and other ministers of Henry VI., had laid a design to introduce the civil law into this kingdom as the rule of government, for the beginning thereof they erected a rack for torture ; which was called, in derision, the Duke of Exeter's daughter ; and still remains in the Tower of London...
Сторінка 21 - ... in a dark prison all alone. While she was yet near at hand, that I might hear of her once in two or three days, my sorrows were the less ; but even now, my heart is cast into the depth of all misery. I, that was wont to behold her riding like Alexander, hunting...
Сторінка 12 - I might easily suffer that, if they would keep my body warm. But my diet also, God knoweth how slender it is at many times. And now in mine age my stomach may not away but with a few kinds of meats, which if I want I decay forthwith, and fall into coughs and diseases of my body, and cannot keep myself in health.
Сторінка 6 - ... investiture of prelates ; he pilled and shaved the people with tribute, especially to spend about the Tower of London and the Great Hall at Westminster." There is considerable doubt as to what were the actual additions made to the Tower of London during the reigns of William Rufus and Henry I. Stow says : " They also caused a castle to be builded under the said tower, to wit, on the south side towards the Thames, and also incastellated the same round about.
Сторінка 22 - French knight, on foot, 1570. We are now come to the armour of the period during which the House of Stuart was on the throne ; as may be seen by the livery colours of that family, red and yellow, being painted on the spandrels of the remaining eight arches. James I. (knight of the time of) in a plain suit of tilting armour. The burdon, or lance for running at the ring, being made hollow has an appearance of greater weight than it really possesses; it is fourteen feet long, the length of the lance...
Сторінка 24 - French (4) and other foreign nations ' : viz. because the laws cannot endure that any man should die upon the evidence of a false, or even a single witness; and therefore contrived this method that innocence should manifest itself by a stout denial, or guilt by a plain...
Сторінка 24 - VI., had laid a design to introduce tLa civil law into this kingdom as the rule of government, for a beginning thereof they erected a rack for torture ; which was called in derision the Duke of Exeter's Daughter, and still remains in the Tower of London ; where it was occasionally used as an engine of state, not of law, more than once in the reign of Queen Elizabeth.
Сторінка 21 - Queen goes away so far off, whom I have followed so many years with so great love and desire, in so many journeys, and am now left behind her, in a dark prison all alone. While she was yet...

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