The Dictionary of English History

The Dictionary of English History

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...days had to appear before the justice with two other members of his frank-pledge and six neighbours, and exculpate the body of which he was the head from all complicity in the original wrong and the flight of the evil-doer. Cowell, Interpreter; Stubbs, Select Charters, 74. Hearne, Thomas (A. 1678, d. 1735), a learned English antiquary, was the son of the parish clerk at Littlefield Green, in Berkshire. His abilities attracted the attention of a gentleman, who first sent him to school and then to Oxford. In the year 1701 he was appointed assistant keeper of the Bodleian Library. In 1716 he was deprived of his office for political reasons; but he still continued to live at Oxford and pursue his antiquarian studies. His principal works were editions of Leland's Collectanea, of Camden's Annals, Roper's Life of Sir T. More, Fordun's Scotichronieon, William of Newbury, Robert of Gloucester, Benedict of Peterborough, and Alfred of Beverley. But besides these he issued many other of our old chroniclers. Hearth Money was a tax of two shillings on every hearth "in all houses paying to Church and poor." It was first imposed by Parliament, 1663, and abolished in 1689. It was always a very unpopular tax. Under the name of " Chimney Money" it dates, as a tax paid by custom, from the Norman Conquest. Hearts Of Steel, The, was an organisation formed in 1772 among the Protestant tenants of Tyrone and Antrim. The landlords had been largely increasing the rents of their tenants, and had taken up with cattle-farming on their own account, with the result that Protestants were replaced by Catholic. The tenants not only sent a petition to Parliament and to the Lord-Lieutenant, but they also showed their hostility to the intruders by destroying their...
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  • Paperback | 1028 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 51mm | 1,796g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561902
  • 9781236561909