Archaeologia; Or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity Volume 3

Archaeologia; Or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity Volume 3

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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. 1775 edition. Excerpt: ...in the church of St. Paul, as a trophy of his victory..In commemoration whereof he instituted the office of Rouge Dragon Pursuivant. The like banner is on his tomb hi Westminster Abbey. / Florenge fay.0, that the Cardinal and theChancellor Du Prat were in the taat, . But all the English Historians agree, thatthe two Kings weie alone. that. that village is shewn. In the Chorographical Map of the government of Calais, made by the Chevalier Beaurain, in the year 1766, such an eminence extending itself from the morass on the north to the Bois de Guines is laid down at about six hundred toises south-east of Guines -. In the fame Map the town of Ardres is described as situate on the brow of a small rise three leagues southeast of Guines; and in the picture it is represented in the like situation, and at the same distance. All the camp colours being white, some persons, from a supposed improbability of the English. monarchs suffering the place of interview to be entirely marked out by pennons of a tincture solely and notoriously iscd by the. French, may be inclined to think, that this is a blunder committed by the painter. But this, instead of being an error, is a further, instance of the painter's accuracy. By Cardinal Wolsey's award, commissioners of the one and the other party were appointed to. assign and mark out the place of interview. These commissioners having accordingly met, and made choice of a proper spot, the. method of marking it out, by setting up camp colours, was not, only obvious, but became necessary, and more particularly so for, the guidance of those who had the care of the common tents, none of which were to be drefled within the boundary of the place of interview. To this end, Richard Gibson, one of the English commissioners, .show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236640705
  • 9781236640703