The Doctor in History, Literature, Folk-Lore, Etc.

The Doctor in History, Literature, Folk-Lore, Etc.

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"[...] BRINGING IN THE DINNER. In the stately homes of old England, as a mark of respect to the distinguished visitor, it was customary to assign to him an assayer. History furnishes a notable instance of an omission of the official. When Richard II. was at Pontefract Castle, we gather from Hall's Chronicle, edition 1548, folio 14, that Sir Piers Exton intended poisoning the King, and, to use the chronicler's words, [...].""show more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 218g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507524358
  • 9781507524350