The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Csar, to the Revolution in 1688, Volume 2

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Page 424 - Ternois at Blangi, he was surprised to observe from the heights the whole French army drawn up in the plains of Agincourt, and so posted that it was impossible for him to proceed on his march without coming to an engagement.
Page 60 - Innocent exacted the revenues of all vacant benefices, the twentieth of all ecclesiastical revenues without exception ; the third of such as exceeded a hundred marks a year ; the half of such as were possessed by non-residents".
Page 471 - Suspecting that the female dress, which she had now consented to wear, was disagreeable to her, they purposely placed in her apartment a suit of men's apparel, and watched for the effects of that temptation upon her.
Page 345 - These doctrines, so agreeable to the populace, and so conformable to the ideas of primitive equality which are engraven in the hearts of all men...
Page 459 - It is pretended, that Joan, immediately on her admission, knew the king, though she had never seen his face before, and though he purposely kept himself in the crowd of courtiers, and had laid aside every thing in his dress and apparel which might distinguish him: That she offered him, in the name of the supreme Creator, to raise the siege of Orleans, and conduct him to Rheims to be there crowned and anointed; and on his expressing doubts of her mission, revealed to him, before some sworn...
Page 438 - August, one thousand four hundred and twenty-two, in only the thirty-fourth year of his age and the tenth of his reign, King Henry the Fifth passed away. Slowly and mournfully they carried his embalmed...
Page 148 - For this reason he issued writs to the sheriffs, enjoining them to send to parliament, along with two knights of the shire, two deputies from each borough within their county y , and these provided with sufficient powers from their community to consent, in their name, to what he and his council should require of them. As it is a most equitable rule...
Page 67 - Canterbury, upon your see : I was obliged to employ both entreaties and menaces, my lord of Winchester, to have, you elected : my proceedings, I confess, were very irregular, my lords of Salisbury and Carlisle, when I raised you from the lowest stations to your present dignities : I am determined henceforth to correct these abuses ; and it will also become you, in order to make a thorough reformation, to resign your present benefices ; and try to enter again in a more regular and canonical manner.
Page 457 - ... of the fair, the women whom he consulted had the spirit to support his sinking resolution in this desperate extremity. Mary of Anjou, his queen, a princess of great merit and prudence, vehemently opposed this measure, which, she foresaw, would discourage all...
Page 282 - Villani, lib. xii. cap. 05. 282 even to the present times, improvements have been continually making on this furious engine, which, though it seemed contrived for the destruction of mankind, and the overthrow of empires, has in the issue rendered battles less bloody, and has given greater stability to civil societies.

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