The Antiquities of England and Wales, Volume 2

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Hooper & Wigstead, N0: 212, Hight-Holborn, facing Southhampton Street, Bloombsury-Square., 1784 - Great Britain

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Page 220 - Rancon"; notwithstanding, the husbandman laid him on with his clubbe, till he had slaine him, speaking these words : " Yea (quoth he), I know well enough thou art a Francon, and therefore shalt thou dye...
Page 167 - These towers have the appearance of much greater antiquity than the other buildings of the castle. The ramparts between the towers are about twenty feet high, and eight thick ; in both these dimensions is included the parapet,, which formerly merly ran all round the works ; it is but two feet and an half thick.
Page 119 - The tops of the towers and walls were forced down with screws, or blown up with gunpowder, and thrown upon the heads of the arched vaults below in such large weights, and with so great violence, as to break one of the finest of them.
Page 240 - June, 1646, the Parliament gave orders that the Countess of Kent should be informed, that there was a necessity for demolishing the castle, and that on the demolishing thereof, satisfaction should be made to her. On the 1st of March following, they finally resolved that the castle should be totally disgarrisoned and slighted. The breaches in the Ladies' tower were said to have been chiefly occasioned by the battering of the cannon during the siege.
Page 159 - Leading from the steyer's head to the great chamber is a fair room, paved with brick, and a chimney in the same ; at the end whereof doth meet a fair gallery, leading from the great chamber to the Earl of Bedford's...
Page 110 - Then were al the chief toures of the 3 court, as in the hart of the castel. The haul and al the houses of offices be large and stately ; and in the haul I saw an incredible great beame of an hart. The great chambre was exceeding large, but now it is fals rofid and dividid into 2 or 3 partes.
Page 78 - ... where smiths, plumbers, and other artificers, wrought. After passing another bridge, the " Second Ward" is entered by a gate similar to the former. The left side of this gate, with the tower, is parted from the wall and rest of the gate, and projects four feet nine inches further than the other part. Just within the gate, on the right hand, was a flight of stairs, which led up to the Great Tower. At the higher end the hill forms an angle, called "The Dungeon...
Page 110 - ... the 2 area, as in entring was a great gate of iren with a tour, and 2 or 3 mo on the right hond.
Page 90 - French. Ther is another in the South Waul of the Body of the Chapelle of fre Stone, with an Image of the same. Sum say that they were of the Bailliolles.
Page 180 - caullid the Est Cow, and that that is sette up at the " West syde, is caullid the West Cow, and is the bigger " castelle of the 2. The trajectus, betwixt these 2 cas

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