The French King Conquered by the English

The French King Conquered by the English

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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. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...but of late," being assisted by the English, it was stormed; our churches and houses defaced; the ornaments of both, plundered and carried away. The crown of our heads is fallen; woe unto us now, for we have sinned. 4. Famous for the great trade of coal, white salt, grind-stones, &c. which they furnish other countries with. Newcastle, likewise, excels in four things before spoken: 1. The town, walls, gates, towers, and turrets. 2. St. Nicholas's church-steeple, caput inter nubila comiit. 3. The Tine-bridge, consisting of eight stately arches, towers, and houses. 4. The long and fair key, for ships to unload their commodities. The revenues of the town are not great, considering the disbursements for repairing of streets, high-ways, bridges; maintenance of ministers, school-masters, poor, &c. The arms of the town is; the three castles, Argent, in a field Gules. Camd. Newcastle, 22 grad. 30 min. long.; 54 gr. 55 min. lat. Hues. Newcastle, 23 grad. 10 min. long.; 554 grad. 20 min. lat. The Suburbs of Newcastle. GATE-SIDE, a borough upon the south-side of the river Tine, an ancient inhabited place, a parish of itself, in the bishoprick of Durham. King Edward the Sixth united it to the town of Newcastle; since, Queen Mary gave it again to the bishop's see of Durham. The suburbs out of Newgate and Pilgrim-street were ruinated in these late wars: near the Barras-bridge is an hospital, dedicated to Mary Magdalene. There are many closes in that part, and large fields of meadows, called, ' The Castle Leases, ' belonging to the town; the gift of King Ilohn, as some say, to the good men of Newcastle. There is a postern between Newgate and Vest-gate, which goeth into a close, called, ' The Warden-close, ' where...show more

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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 653g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968719
  • 9781236968715