Ross's Hastings and St. Leonards guide

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Page 16 - ... moment. The English were repulsed with great slaughter, and driven back to the hill; where, being rallied by the bravery of Harold, they were able, notwithstanding their loss, to maintain the post and continue the combat. The duke tried the same stratagem a second time with the same success; but even after this double advantage, he still found a great body of the English, who, maintaining themselves in firm array, seemed determined to dispute the victory to the last extremity.
Page 54 - Small carriages, drawn by one or more pony or ponies, mule or mules, ass or asses, and carrying, if required, two persons, besides the driver.
Page 29 - Climesden usq' ; le Vochere de Hethe. Eodem anno erat tanta copia bladi per univers. Anglise, Scotioe, Wallise, regiones, quod vendebatur quarterium frumenti pro duobus solidis.' Englished thus: ' Be it remembred, that in the year of our Lord 1287, in the even of St. Agath the Virgin, was the town of Winchelsea drowned and all the lands between Climesden and the Vocher of Hithe. The same year was such plenty of corn throughout all the Countries of England, Scotland, and Wales, that a Quarter of Wheat...
Page 16 - ... defending themselves against the swords and spears of the assailants. By this disposition he at last prevailed : Harold was slain by an arrow while he was combating with great bravery at the head of his men : his two brothers shared the same fate : and the English, discouraged by the fall of those princes, gave ground on all sides, and were pursued with great slaughter by the victorious Normans.
Page 14 - ... then to retreat ; and confusion was spreading among the ranks, when William, who found himself on the brink of destruction, hastened with a select band to the relief of his dismayed forces. His presence restored the...
Page 12 - ... that, on the contrary, if they remitted in the least their wonted prowess, an enraged enemy hung upon their rear, the sea met them in their retreat, and an ignominious death was the certain punishment of their imprudent cowardice : that by collecting so numerous and brave a host, he had ensured every human means of conquest ; and the commander of the enemy, by his criminal conduct, had given him just cause to hope for the favour of...
Page 23 - part of the nation, to whom he was a generous patron, and a " worthy example. His body was flung on the shore, and buried, " with others, in the sand ; but being soon after taken up, was " placed under this monument, which his Royal Mistress had " caused to be erected, to commemorate his steady loyalty and
Page 17 - ... fifteen thousand men on the side of the Normans: The loss was still more considerable on that of the vanquished; besides the death of the King and his two brothers. The dead body of Harold was brought to William, and was generously restored without ransom to his mother. The Norman army left not the field of battle without giving thanks to Heaven in the most solemn manner for their victory: And the Prince, having refreshed his troops, prepared to push to the utmost his advantage against the divided,...
Page 39 - A Boke of the Introduction of Knowledge, the which doth teach a man to speak part of all manner of Languages, and to know the usage and fashion of all manner of Countries, and for to know the most part of all manner of Coins of Money...
Page 16 - ... by the enemy. Thus was gained by William, Duke of Normandy, the great and decisive victory of Hastings, after a battle which was fought from...

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