The History of Blyth, from the Norman Conquest to the Present Day

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J. Robinson, jun., 1869

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Page 50 - York, field-marshal and commander-in-chief of his Majesty's forces, attended by his excellency Sir William Howe, commander of the northern district, and their several aides-de-camp, came upon the ground, and rode along the line, after which, the army went through various evolutions and firings, accompanied by the field and flying artillery ; and at eleven o'clock the review finished, much to the satisfaction of his royal highness, and upwards of 30,000 spectators.
Page 101 - The extent of this group is from 54 to 65 west longitude, and from 61 to 64 south latitude. It consists of numerous islands without a vestige of vegetation, except a species of moss, and in a few solitary spots something resembling grass. The interior is mountainous, and covered with eternal snow.
Page 116 - The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Him hath God exalted with his own right hand, to be a Prince and a Saviour, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
Page 198 - Spencer, the Bishop of Norwich, despised this safe course ; he armed his retainers, collected his friends, and kept the field against the insurgents of Norfolk, Cambridge, and Huntingdon. He surprised several...
Page 189 - ... serf, who was a mere personal slave, and had no interest, even of a temporary nature, in the land. The villan could not leave his lord's estate, nor indeed give up the land he held under him, he was a servant for life, receiving as wages enough of land to support himself and family. If he left his lord he could be recovered as a stray, unless he had lived meanwhile for a year and a day in a privileged town or borough, in which case he obtained his freedom. He could accumulate no property, everything...
Page 198 - Essex was up in arms, but their neighbours in Kent, Suffolk, and Norfolk were following the example. In Kent, an act of brutality on the part of a tax-gatherer, and an act of great imprudence (considering the prevailing excitement) on the part of a knight, fanned the flames of revolt. One of the collectors of the poll-money went to the house of one Walter the Tyler, in the town of Dartford, and demanded the tax for a young maiden, the daughter of Walter. The...
Page 220 - ... persons lost their lives, by being exposed to the excessive cold and the severity of the weather.
Page 188 - Q-erman tribe. The house of each villan, cottar, or farmer, was situated in a toft with one or more crofts adjoining, the houses being in this way separated from each other. Many of our villages still show the old form, each cottage standing apart in its garden, and backed by a small close, the croft. In some villages there was also the demesne house...
Page 153 - This same year(1306)," says Maitland, in his History of London, " sea-coals being very much used in the suburbs of London by brewers, dyers, and others requiring great fires, the nobility and gentry resorting thither complained thereof to the king as a public nuisance, whereby they said the air was infested with a noisome smell, and a thick cloud, to the great endangering of the health of the inhabitants ; wherefore a proclamation was issued, strictly forbidding the use of that fuel.
Page 70 - Serapis,' of 40 guns, and Captain Piercy, in the ' Countess of Scarborough,' an armed ship of 20 guns. This fleet had arrived safely off the Yorkshire coast, when the bailiff of the corporation of the town of Scarborough sent off to inform Captain Pearson that a flying squadron of enemy's ships had been seen the day before standing to the southward. About seven o'clock on the evening of the 23rd of September, Paul Jones, in the

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