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abbey Abbot already appears Appendix authority beginning Bishop brought called castle CHAP CHAP.XVIII Chron Chronicle church comes Conqueror Conquest course Crown Danish daughter death Domesday doubt doubtless Eadgar Eadward Earl earldom earlier ecclesiastical ejus England English Englishmen entry estates Exeter favour Florence followed force foreign give given granted hands Harold hear held Henry holding honour King land Lanfranc later least less looked means mention monks Norman Normandy North once Orderic passed perhaps possession present quam quod received recorded Regis reign Robert rule Saint says seems shire side sons speaks story Survey taken things tion told took town Waltheof whole William William's writer XVII York
Page 508 - Never indeed was any man more contented with doing his duty in that state of life to which it had pleased God to call him.
Page 688 - So very narrowly he caused it to be " traced out, that there was not a single hide, nor one virgate of land, nor even, " it is shame to tell. though it seemed to him no shame to do, an ox, nor a cow, " nor a swine was left, that was not set down.
Page 688 - He sent over all England into ilk shire his men, and let them find out how many hundred hides were in the shire, or what the king himself had of land or cattle in the land, or whilk rights he ought to have.
Page 795 - ... performances and his other actions. On the other hand, a transcriber meeting with any of the unintelligible forms which I have just quoted might think it a clever hit to substitute some familiar name, Henry or any other. As to the internal probability of the work being Alfred's, we know pretty well what his attainments were, what he wrote and what he translated. There is no evidence that he ever translated any fables, and there is nothing to show that he had any knowledge of Greek. In fact the...
Page 290 - Before the end of the year, Yorkshire was a wilderness. The bodies of its inhabitants were rotting in the streets, in the highways, or on their own hearthstones; and those who had escaped from sword, fire, and hunger, had fled out of the land.
Page 773 - ... thousands of people. Only, while in the later version they are Danes slain by William, in the earlier account they are people, of whatever nation, slain by Waltheof and his companions. Roger of Wendover tells us how Eadgar, Waltheof, and the rest, " Junctis viribus ad Eboracum venientes, urbem cum castello quantocius occuparunt, et multa ibidem hominum millia peremerunt.
Page 827 - Comitis," who, to say nothing of his remarkable name, must have been great-great-grandson of the still living Godgifu. But another name (p. 50) seems to suggest a lost piece of Teutonic song or legend ; " Godwinus Gille, qui vocabatur Godwinus, quia non impar Godwino filio Guthlaci, qui in fabulis antiquonm1 valde prcedicatur," which should be taken along with the mention of the Guthlacingas in Orderic (537 C).
Page 289 - State of the time the scene was so fearful that the contemporary at^he"" writers seem to lack words to set forth its full horrors. timeMen, women, and children died of hunger ; they laid them down and died in the roads and in the fields, and there was no man to bury them.3 Those who survived kept up life on strange and unwonted food.
Page 705 - The king then dictated a letter to Lanfranc, setting forth his wishes with regard to the kingdom. He sealed it and gave it to his son William, and bade him, with his last blessing and his last kiss, to cross at once into England. William Rufus straightway set forth for Witsand, and there heard of his father's death. Meanwhile Henry, too, left his father's bedside to take for himself the money that was left to him, to see that nothing was lacking in its weight, to call together his comrades on whom...