History Of Scotland (volume 2); 1149-1603

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byPatrick Fraser Tytler

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...the populace to destroy them. 1 Parentalia, pp. 306, 307. I Lave in vain looked for the original authorities upon which Sir Christopher Wren and Governor Pownall have founded this description of the travelling corporations of Roman architects. SECTION VI. SPORTS AND AMUSEMENTS. In this inquiry, where an attempt has been made to give something like a civil history of the country, the sports and amusements of our ancestors form a subject of interesting research; although here, as on almost all other similar points, we have to lament the extreme scarcity of authentic materials. The chivalrous amusements of Scotland appear to have been the same as in the other feudal countries of Europe. Hunting and hawking, the tourney or play at arms, the reading of romances, the game of chess, masques and feasts, minstrelsy and juggler's tricks, with the licensed wit of the fool, filled up the intervals of leisure which were spared from public or private war. With regard to hunting, the immense forests with which, as we have already seen, our country was covered during this period, gave every facility for the cultivation of this noble pastime; and there is ample evidence that, at an early period, the chase formed one of the principal recreations of the kings and the barons of Scotland. David the First recounted to Ethelred abbot of Rievaux, an anecdote regarding Malcolm Canmore, his father, which illustrates this in a minute and striking manner. Malcolm had received private information that a plot against his life was laid by one of his courtiers in whom he placed confidence. The king took no notice of the discovery, but calmly awaited the arrival of the traitor with his vassals and followers at court; and when they came, gave orders for his huntsmen and...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...the populace to destroy them. 1 Parentalia, pp. 306, 307. I Lave in vain looked for the original authorities up...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217492401

ISBN - 13:9780217492409

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