Mediaeval London

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Seeley and Company, limited, 1901 - 81 стор.
This 1901 volume offers an illustrated history of medieval London by two prominent London scholars.

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Сторінка 26 - THE lowest, and at the same time the most expeditious, court of justice known to the law of England...
Сторінка 73 - This Tower is a citadel to defend or command the city; a royal palace for assemblies or treaties; a prison of state for the most dangerous offenders; the only place of coinage for all England at this time ; the armoury for warlike provision ; the treasury of the ornaments and jewels of the crown; and general conserver of the most records of the king's courts of justice at Westminster.
Сторінка 26 - For whan ther any riding was in Chepe, Out of the shoppe thider wold he lepe, And til that he had all the sight ysein, And danced wel, he wold not come agein; And gadred him a meinie of his sort, To hoppe and sing, and maken swiche disport: And ther they setten steven for to mete To plaien at the dis in swiche a strete.
Сторінка 24 - Commonalty etc. [The judgment was] that the said John Penrose shall drink a draught of the same wine which he sold to the common people ; and the remainder of such wine shall then be poured on the head of the same John ; and that he shall forswear the calling of a vintner in the City of London for ever, unless he can obtain the favour of our Lord the King as to the same.
Сторінка 78 - To the estates and fortunes of the citizens it was merciless, but to their lives very favourable, that it might in all things resemble the last conflagration of the world.
Сторінка 5 - And I will that every child be his father's heir, after his father's day. And I will not endure that any man offer any wrong to you. God keep you.
Сторінка 69 - And the said Robert and his heirs shall receive the banner in his hands, and go on foot out of the gate with the banner in his hands ; and the mayor, aldermen, and sheriffs shall follow to the door, and shall bring an horse to the said Robert worth twenty pounds ; which horse shall be saddled with a saddle of the arms of the said Robert, and shall be covered with sindals of the said arms. Also they shall present to him twenty pounds sterling, and deliver it to the chamberlain of the said Robert,...
Сторінка 5 - ... of the popular assent in the election of a king; but it marks the progress of English independence under Henry that London now claimed of itself the right of election. Undismayed by the absence of the hereditary counsellors of the crown, its "Aldermen and wise folk gathered together the folkmoot, and these providing at their own will for the good of the realm, unanimously resolved to choose a king.
Сторінка 78 - The destruction was sudden, for in a small space of time, the city was seen most flourishing, and reduced to nothing. Three days after, when this fatal fire had baffled all human counsels and endeavours, in the opinion of all...
Сторінка 78 - It consumed eighty-nine churches, the City gates, Guildhall, many public structures, hospitals, schools, libraries, a vast number of stately edifices, thirteen thousand two hundred dwelling-houses, four hundred streets.

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