The Constitutional History of England; In Its Origin and Development Volume 1

The Constitutional History of England; In Its Origin and Development Volume 1

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... Iywn are 1 Ord. Vit. xi. c. 2: 'Alios e contra favorabiliter illi obsequentes de ignobili stirpe illustravit, de pulvere, ut ita dicam, extulit, dataque multiplici facultate super consules et illustres oppidanos exaltavit; inde Goisfredus de Clintona, Radulfus Basset et Hugo de Bocalanda, Guillegrip et Rainerius de Bada, "Willelmus Trossebot et Haimon de Falesia, Guigan Algazo, et Rodbertus de Bostare.' Of these, Geoffrey de Clinton and Ralph Basset were two of Henry's principal justices; the latter founded a great legal family: Hugh de Bocland also founded a baronial house. Willegrip had held land in Shropshire and Staffordshire before the Domesday Survey (vol. i. 349, 254); he was no doubt an Englishman, as Hugh of Bocland was probably. The author of the Gesta Stephani describes their attitude in the next reign, pp. 14, 15: 'Exceptis quibusdam regis Henrici primis et conjunctioribus amicis, quos ex plebeio genere, inter aulanos juvenculos ad ministrandum assuetos, in tantum postea singulari sibi dilectione astrinxit, ut eos honoribus ditatos largissimis, praediisqne honoratos amplissimis, et omnium palatinorum archiministros efficeret, et omnium curialium causarum susceptores praescriberet.' He mentions as instances only Miles of Hereford and Pain Fitz-John.;-----... i r regarded as regarded them as upstarts, and this scornful estimate ot UpStarts. them is reflected in the writings of the historians. They were in fact, for the most part, too poor as yet to make themselves friends among the monks and clergy, as their rivals did, by founding churches and monasteries; and, being the agents of the strict measures of the king, they incurred the unpopularity that always awaits economic or judicial reform. In some cases, it may well be, they...show more

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  • 9781236587756