Scotland Under Her Early Kings: A History of the Kingdom to the Close of the Thirteenth Century, Volume 2

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Edmonston and Douglas, 1862 - Scotland
 

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Page 427 - ... of his former homage remained undecided for the present, but was revived after the death of Jane. Alexander contended that he did not, and would not, hold a particle of Scotland under the crown of England; and Henry, to enforce his pretensions, assembled a numerous army at Newcastle. The Scottish king thought it prudent to negotiate; and consented to an arrangement by which, though he eluded the express recognition of feudal dependence, he seems to have conceded to Henry the substance of his...
Page 113 - Edward to homage for your kingdom," interposed the Bishop of Norwich. " To that," replied the king of Scotland, raising his voice, " none has a right save God alone, for of Him only do I hold my crown.
Page 426 - Cambrensis must therefore careful the historian should be in adhave been mistaken when he wrote of mitting the statements of chroniclers William as follows: — "Proinde divina upon important points when they are ut creditur ultione secuta (for retaining unsupported by written documents. for the system of encroachment encouraged by Peter des Roches. The king of Scotland was the sole gainer by the change.* Five years later the peace of Scotland was again threatened through the intrigues of Walter...
Page 172 - The great restorer of Scotland's liberties fell back upon the tactics of his early predecessors, rightly judging that the mountain and the moor, the forest and the moss, were surer bulwarks against the superior power of " the southron," than the strongest wall or the deepest moat; but the consequences of his policy were disastrous in a social light, and though the greater evil was averted by the lesser, the advancement of Scotland during the succeeding generation was necessarily sacrificed to her...
Page 465 - The general enforcement of the ' Heriot, and the retention by the sovereign of certain prerogatives "unless he will more amply honour any one and concede to him this worship...
Page 302 - Id vero, quod dignamini esse solliciti, in quibus provinciis habitemus aut quae gentes nostrae sint, Deo adiutore, dicione...
Page 5 - Haddington, for he was soon obliged to retire from a district in which his troops would have perished before long for want of subsistence ; though his retreat was not commenced until his followers had outraged the feelings of the age by plundering the abbey of Coldingham, whilst John gave the signal for the conflagration of Berwick, by firing, with his own hand, the house in which he slept on his return.* The month of February found the Scottish army engaged in retaliating upon Cumberland the ravages...
Page 16 - William is pleasure, amongst adherents upon whose fidelity greater reliance could be placed. Nor was the opportunity overlooked for replenishing the royal coffers by the exaction of heavy fines, the majority of the " Barons of Argyle" being permitted to retain their properties, on submitting to pay " the Ban" as a punishment for past offences, and on giving hostages for their future fidelity. No known member of the race of Somarled appears to have been forfeited, the great chieftains of the Oirir-Gael...
Page 96 - ... and many other learned men, were present; and, before the unction, all present bade the king farewell with a kiss. * * * The festival of the Virgin St. Lucia happened on a Thursday; and on the Saturday after, the king's disorder increased to such a degree, that he lost the use of his speech ; and at midnight Almighty God called King Haco out of this mortal life.
Page 181 - Scotland led in luve and le, Away wes sons of ale and brede, . Of wyne and wax, of gamyn and gle : Oure gold wes changyd into lede. Cryst, borne into virgynyte, Succour Scotland and remede,

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