A History of the Weald of Kent: With an Outline of the Early History of the County, Volume 2, Issue 1

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Page 309 - All the cloth-workers of strange lands, of whatsoever country they be, which will come into England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland within the king's power, shall come safely and surely, and shall be in the king's protection and safe-conduct, to dwell in the same lands choosing where they will...
Page 337 - Saturday next after the Feast of the Nativity of the blessed Virgin Mary, in the 6th year of the reign of Richard 2nd, 1383.
Page 309 - King's protection and safe conduct, to dwell in the same lands, choosing where they will ; and to the intent that the said clothworkers shall have the greater will to come and dwell here, our sovereign lord the king will grant them franchises as many and such as may suffice them.1 There were other grants, of course.
Page 329 - Early in the fourteenth century the amalgamation of the races was all but complete ; and it was soon made manifest, by signs not to be mistaken, that a people inferior to none existing in the world had been formed by the mixture of three branches of the great Teutonic family with each other, and with the aboriginal Britons.
Page 380 - to pray for my father and mother's souls, that, in my youth, sent me to school, by which, by the sufferance of God, I get my living, I hope truly.
Page 380 - English, for in France was I never, and was born and learned my English in Kent, in the Weald, where I doubt not is spoken as broad and rude English as in any place of England...
Page 212 - Hale does not scruple to affirm ', that more was done in the first thirteen years of his reign to settle and establish the distributive justice of the kingdom, than in all the ages since that time put together.
Page 86 - ... to have been at least a story higher than they are at present. " The remains of the walls are more than three feet in thickness, and about twenty feet high, and have loop-holes for arrows at proper distances ; they are composed of the quarry stone and flint mixed together, with some few thin bricks or paving tiles interspersed throughout.
Page 248 - ... between us and the Bishop of Chester, he is so angry with us that he has forbidden us, that neither ourselves nor any one of our suite should be so bold as to enter within his household ; and he has forbidden all his officers of his household and of the exchequer that they should neither give us nor lend us anything whatever for the sustenance of our household ; and we have remained at Midhurst in order to wait for his good pleasure and his pardon, and we will at any rate proceed after him in...
Page 348 - Near this spot was slain the notorious rebel, JACK CADE, By Alexander Iden, Sheriff of Kent, AD 1450. His body was carried to London, and his head fixed on London Bridge. This is the success of all rebels, and this fortune chanceth ever to traitors."— Hall's Chronicle.

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