Scotland: Documents and Records Illustrating the History of Scotland, and the Transactions Between the Crowns of Scotland and England, Preserved in the Treasury of Her Majesty's Exchequer, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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G. Eyre & A. Spottiswoode, 1837 - Great Britain - 434 pages
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Page xviii - Lord of Annandale who now is, by the hand, and presented him to all the nobles and magnates, clerks, and laymen then and there present, as his true and legitimate heir to the kingdom of Scotland ; and all such magnates, by the King's command and in his presence, took the oath of fealty to the Lord Robert de Brus upon the Holy Gospels.
Page xxi - Kingdom of Scotland a known and established constitutional body, denominated, the Seven Earls of Scotland, possessing privileges of singular importance as a distinct Estate of the Realm, severed equally from the other Earls and from the body of the Baronage.
Page lxxxi - He then caused a proclamation to be made by one Patrick M'Guffok within the bailary of the said castle. . . Furthermore, the Earl of Carrick, by the assent and power of his father, took the Lady of Scotland's castle of Wigtown, and killed several people there.
Page lxxx - Brus and the Earl of Carrick, his son, attacked the castle of Dumfries with fire and arms and banners displayed, and against the peace expelled the forces of the Queen who held the same. Hence Sir Robert advanced to the castle of Until.* He then caused a proclamation to be made by one Patrick M'Guffok within the bailary of the said castle.
Page ccxvi - The language, the expressions, the dates, the general tenor, all bespeak the forgery. The writing is in a character not properly belonging to any age or time...
Page xlii - Introduction, p. xxi.] And farther on, expanding the same remark, he says, " The Scottish writers upon Scottish history, warmed by the courage and heroism of de Brus and Wallace, as represented in the poetry and popular legends and traditions of their country, have characterized the repeated submissions to the English king as acts of disgrace, and stains upon the national honour. But the justice of the cause must be judged according to the conscience of the parties; and if the prelates, the peers,...
Page l - ... described. Kings have hard measure meted out to them by historians. Let the English monarch be tried by the test and example of an English gentleman. If, on the death of the copyhold tenant, all the persons claiming the right of admission unite in applying to the lord of the manor for a new grant, will it be easy for him to doubt that he is the lawful owner of the domain...
Page clxxx - did the oath " with the Consecrated Host, the Gospels, the Cross of St Neot, and the fragment of the Vera Crux in the Black Rood of St Margaret. Edward . . . relied a good deal on this relic. But of all men a bishop knew his way best among oaths. Probably there was some oath that he did respect, but Edward, after a long series of experiments, never found out what it was. Swearing...
Page lxxxvi - Willelmum, cui tune militavit, ut ei regnum sui patris concederet, petiit, et impetravit, illique fidelitatem juravit. Et sic ad Scotiam cum multitudine Anglorum et Normannorum properavit, et patruum suum Dufenaldum de regno expulit, et in loco ejus regnavit.
Page xliii - ... whole basis of the law of nations is destroyed. There is not, however, any reason for believing that until the era of Wallace there was any insincerity on the part of the noble Normans, the stalwart Flemings, the sturdy Northumbrian Angles, and the aboriginal Britons of...

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