The History of England: The history of England: middle ages. In five volumes ... 3d ed

Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1830

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Pagina 401 - If any freeman shall die intestate, his chattels shall be distributed by the hands of his nearest relations and friends, by view of the Church ; saving to every one his debts which the deceased owed to him.
Pagina 402 - A widow after the death of her husband shall immediately, and without difficulty, have her marriage and her inheritance; nor shall she give anything for her dower, or for her marriage, or for her inheritance, which her husband and she held at the day of his death; and she may remain in her husband's house forty days after his death, within which time her dower shall be assigned.
Pagina 303 - Malmsbury curiously observes, "the report of the council of Clermont, wafted a cheering gale over the minds of Christians. There was no nation so remote, no people so retired, as did not respond to the papal wishes. This ardent love not only inspired the continental provinces, but the most distant islands and savage countries. The Welshman left his hunting ; the Scotch his fellowship with vermin ; the Dane his drinking party ; the Norwegian his raw fish.
Pagina 400 - No free man shall be taken, or imprisoned, or disseised, or outlawed, or banished, or any otherwise destroyed; nor will we pass upon him, nor send upon him, unless by the legal judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land.
Pagina 111 - I do not owe you fealty. I hold my kingdom of ' God and my sword.' No ecclesiastical council could enjoin or forbid without his approval, nor, except publicly by his command, could a bishop implead, or excommunicate, or by sacerdotal sentence punish for any capital...
Pagina 182 - Sachentege was made thus: it was fastened to a beam, having a sharp iron to go round a man's throat and neck, so that he might no ways sit, nor lie, nor sleep, but that he must bear all the iron.
Pagina 282 - O prophet, wage war against the unbelievers and the hypocrites, and be severe unto them : for their dwelling shall be hell ; an unhappy journey shall it be thither.
Pagina 182 - They hanged up men by their feet and smoked them with foul smoke. Some were hanged up by their thumbs, others by the head, and burning things were hung on to their feet.
Pagina 287 - ... when it was losing its hold on the human intellect, and, but for ' the support of their simple, rude, uncriticising, credulous, and ' vehement spirit, might have quietly expired.
Pagina 53 - ... population ; kindled a vigorous spirit of life and action in all the classes of its society ; and raised from the mighty ruins with which it overspread the country, that new and great character of government, clergy, nobility and people, which the British history has never ceased to display, and which, in the progress of this Work, it will be attempted to elucidate.

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