The History of Galloway; From the Earliest Period to the Present Time

The History of Galloway; From the Earliest Period to the Present Time

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...in readiness to embark for France, received fresh orders, and soon joined BalioFs forces, which at last amounted to 30,000 men. The armies met near Durham, and the Scots were defeated. The English bowmen, as on former occasions, made great havoc.2 1 Rot. Scotia?, --Caledonia. 2 The English excelled in archery. "Never did armourer temper steel on stithy That made sure fence against an English arrow; A cobweb gossamer were guard as good Against a wasp-sting," "' The fatal hail-shower. The storm of England's wrath--sure, swift resistless, Which no mail-coat can brook.--Brave English hearts, . How close they shoot together! as one eye Had aimed five thousand shafts--as if one hand Had loosed five thousand bow strings I" Scott's Halidon Hill, The King of Scotland was severely wounded by two arrows, and after defending himself for some time with much bravery, was taken prisoner and committed to the tower of London. Among the prisoners, were Sir Malcolm Fleming, Earl of Wigtown, ! who afterwards made his escape? 1 During the 12th century, vast numbers of the Flemings, who were an enterprising people, migrated to England. On the accession of Henry II., in 1154, he banished them with all other foreigners from his dominions. The Flemings, thus driven from England, repaired to North Britain;--and, having assisted the Scottish monarch in his wars, obtained settlements in that country. This people, being farther advanced in civilization than the Gaelic inhabitants, were more addicted to industry; and they, therefore, resided chiefly in towns and villages, as traders or fishers. But in addition to the subordinate class of Flemings, many superior persons who had distinguished themselves in war, came with, their followers into Scotland and...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123653011X
  • 9781236530110