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 19 - 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; sometime sitting in the shade like a Goddess; sometime singing like an angel; sometime playing like Orpheus. Behold the sorrow of this world! Once amiss, hath bereaved me of all.
Сторінка 22 - 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 10 - When the king heard of it, he said, in a great passion, " Well, let the pope send him a hat when he will ; Mother of God, he shall wear it on his shoulders then, for I will not leave him a head to set it on." Fisher was said to be a man of integrity, deep learning, sweetness of temper, and greatness of soul.
Сторінка 19 - ... 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 10 - I decay forthwith and fall into coughs and diseases of my body ; and cannot keep myself in health.
Сторінка 4 - ... 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 toward the Thames, and also incastellated the same round about.
Сторінка 19 - 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...
Сторінка 22 - England by royal prerogative, observes in relation to the use of torture: "it seems astonishing that this visage should be said to arise from a tenderness to the lives of men ; and yet this is the reason given for its introduction in the civil law, and its subsequent adoption by the foreign nations ; viz.
Сторінка 9 - I beseech you to be good master unto me in my necessity; for I have neither shirt, nor suit, nor yet other clothes that are necessary for me to wear, but that be ragged, and rent too shamefully. Notwithstanding 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...
Сторінка 14 - This is a complete suit of tournament armour, furnished with the additional pieces termed grand-guard, volant piece, and gard-de-bras. The vamplate of the lance is of a very rare form, and the horse is in a housing, powdered with the king's badges, the white rose and sun. 4. HENRY VII. King of England, AD 1508. This is a fluted suit of elegant form, probably of German manufacture. 5. HENRY VIII.

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