History of Co-Operation in Lincoln, 1861-1911 (Classic Reprint)

History of Co-Operation in Lincoln, 1861-1911 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from History of Co-Operation in Lincoln, 1861-1911 When the last of the Imperial troops had been with drawn from the city, the Norsemen assailed it. It is not certain at what period they became its masters, but in the year 518 they were known to have been disputing with the Britons for its possession. From the time of the departure of the Romans until it became entirely Norse or Danish, Lincoln suffered much. Its splendid public buildings were demolished, and from the high standard of civilisation to which it had attained as a Roman colony it was swept back into comparative barbarism under its northern masters. Centuries passed, of which little is known except that towards the time of the Norman Conquest Lincoln formed one of a semi-independent Danish Commonwealth embracing Leicester, Stamford, Derby, and Nottingham. These towns were each governed by their own lawmen and helped each other in time of need. It was a boast of Lincoln that it had never been governed by any one man, whether king or earl, warrior or churchman. William the Conqueror did not attempt to interfere with the government of the city, but his fears led him to build a castle, the site for which he purchased at a fair price, and in the castle he placed a garrison of soldiers to check any possible outbreak of the inhabitants. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 195g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243180128
  • 9780243180127