A History Of England From The First Invasion By The Romans (to The Revolution In 1688)

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byJohn Lingard

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...be conferred on his nephew Eustace, he received a most contemptuous refusal. Neither did she attempt to conciliate the wavering minds of the Londoners. She imposed on them a heavy tax, as a punishment for their former attachment to Stephen, and scornfully refused their petition for the restoration of the privileges which they had enjoyed under Edward the Confessor. The queen of the captive monarch resolved to avail herself of the imprudence of her rival. A body of horse under her banner appeared on the south side of the city: instantly the bells sounded the alarm; the populace ran to arms; and the empress would have been a prisoner had she not sprung from table, mounted her horse, and saved herself by a precipitate night. Her most faithful friends accompanied her to Oxford: the rest dispersed to their respective castles. In this reverse of fortune, Matilda began to suspect the sincerity of the legate; and her suspicions were Ibid. They also admitted barons into their body. In communiooeiu LuDdoniarum recepti. Ibid. Contin. Flor. 677. Gesta Steph. 954. Malm. 106. From these writers it appears that the most powerful prelates and barons were accul-tomed to bend the knee, when they solicited any favour from their »ovt-rwgn. i A. D. 1141. HE IS BESIEGED BY MATILDA. 177 confirmed by the intelligence of a secret interview between him and his sister-in-law in the town of Guilford. She sent him a peremptory order to attend her court. He returned the ambiguous answer that " he was get-" ting himself ready." She resolved to surprise him at Winchester. As she entered by one gate, he departed by another. Defeated in these attempts, she summoned to her aid her brother Robert, earl of Gloucester, her uncle David, king of Scots, Milo, earl of Hereford, and...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...be conferred on his nephew Eustace, he received a most contemptuous refusal. Neither did she attempt to conciliate the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217160115

ISBN - 13:9780217160117

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