Curiosities of Great Britain; England & Wales Delineated, Historical, Entertaining & Commercial. Alphabetically Arranged Volume 3
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. Excerpt: ... (Henry II.), by whom they were granted to his son John, Earl of Mortaigne, who afterwards succeeded to the crown. In the sixth year of the reign of John, Hugh de Nevil was made governor of the Peak castle; but within ten years afterwards it is said to have been taken from the barons, who united to oppose the tyranny of the monarch, by William de Ferrers, Earl of Derby. In the fourth of Edward II., John, Earl of Warren, obtained a grant of the castle and honour of the Peak, in Derbyshire, with the whole forest of High Peak, in as ample manner as it was anciently enjoyed by the Peverels. In the forty-sixth of Edward III., the castle was granted to John of Gaunt, and from that time descended in the same manner as the Duchy of Lancaster. This castle, though almost impregnable from its situation, was but ill adapted for any continued de-fence; as there is no appearance of any well or reservoir withiD its limits, from which the garrison could be supplied with water. It should be noticed however, that at no great distance from the Keep, near the upper part of the Cave-Valley, there is a spring, which, by some contrivance, might have anciently conveyed water into the fortress. At present its waters sink between the clefts of the limestone, and fall in continued drops (which petrify) from the roof of the great cavern at the place appro-priately named Roger Rain's house. CAWOOD, a small market-town, situated near the south bank of the Castle TON. William Peverel poisoned Rauulph, Earl of Chester. The castle granted to John of Gaunt. 1 etrifying oavern. Cawood. Cardinal Wolsey arrested here. The town has a mean appearance. Remarkable for xtte remains of the abby. Ouse, over which there is now a ferry. Here was formerly a magnificent palace of the Archbishops of...
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