Annals of the Coinage of Great Britain and Its Dependencies: From the Earliest Period of Authentic History to the Reign of Victoria, Volume 1

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J. Hearne, 1840 - Coinage


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Page 291 - And although he were a Prince in military virtue approved, jealous of the honour of the English nation, and likewise a good law-maker, for the ease and solace of the common people...
Page 411 - King's great or privy seal, or his money; and if a man bring false money into this realm, counterfeit to the money of England, as the money called Lushburgh, or other like to the said money of England, knowing the money to be false, to merchandise or make payment in deceit of our said lord the King and of his people...
Page 309 - JAMES, by the grace of God, king of England, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith; and of Scotland the seven and fortieth.
Page 258 - View of Frank Pledge ((!} ; which, also, was a court of record, appointed to be held once in the year and not oftener, within a particular hundred, lordship, or manor, before the steward of the leet (<•) ; being the king's court granted by charter to the lords of those hundreds or manors. Its original intent was to view the frank pledges, that is, the freemen within the liberty ; who...
Page x - Cardonnel, Adam de. Numismata Scotiae, or, A series of the Scottish coinage, from the reign of William the Lion to the Union. Edinburgh: G.
Page 3 - He did much maintain and countenance his laws ; which, nevertheless, was no impediment to him to work his will : for it was so handled, that neither prerogative nor profit went to diminution. And yet as he would sometimes strain up his laws to his prerogative, so would he also let down his prerogative to his parliament. For mint, and wars, and martial discipline, things of absolute power, he would nevertheless bring to parliament. Justice was well administered in his time, save where the King was...
Page iii - Annals of the coinage of Great Britain and its dependencies ; from the earliest period of authentic history to the reign of Victoria.
Page 313 - Well, well, is this their duty? Is this their office? Is this their calling? Should we have ministers of the church to be comptrollers of the mints? Is this a meet office for a priest that hath cure of souls? Is this his charge? I would here ask one question; I would fain know who controlleth the devil at home in his parish, while he controlleth the mint?
Page 250 - ... wont to be, and still were, the most profitable money to the said people, but were now so scarce, because none were worked nor made at that time.
Page 409 - ... the keepers of the liberty of England, by authority of parliament...