The History of the Life of King Henry the Second, and of the Age in Which He Lived; In Five Books

The History of the Life of King Henry the Second, and of the Age in Which He Lived; In Five Books : To Which Is Prefixed, a History of the Revolutions of England from the Death of Edward the Consessor to the Birth of Henry the Volume 3

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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. 1771 edition. Excerpt: ...but she pru-dently kept it from the knowledge of all others till he should return to her, which ihsie pressed him to do without dela. Limierick, where psiassrt of his army had been left, and com-municating the intelligence to a few of the officers under his command, consulted with them what measures it was proper to take on this event. They unanimously deter-mined that his chief care ought to be the securing of Lein-ster and the towns on the sea-coast; to which end it was necessary to lead all the English forces that were under his-bctanner into those places, abandonsiing Limerick, which its distance, and exposed situation in the neighbourhood of those Irish who were either usinsubsidued or prone to revolt, would render untenable in the present conjuncture. Ray-mond felt much reluctance thus to give up a conquest, made and preserved with great peril, and from which he derived his highest reputation: yet, none of his officers 'caring to undertake the defence of it during his absence, lie delivered up the city to Donald O'Brian, as one of the king's barons, taking from him a new oath of A fealty to that monarch, and hostages to secure the faith he had plighted. But, notwithstanding these pledges, the English troops had no sooner passed the bridge, than they saw the other On the receipt of her letter he marched back to" other end of it broken down by the Irish, and sire set to all the four quarters of the, city, which had been fenced' with strong walls, adorned with many handsome builclings, and silled with an immense magazine of provisions brought into it by Raymond. 'The cause of this was a fixed opinion in the Irish, that walled towns and forts were dangerous to their freedom, and that to them it would always be more advantageous to...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236743253
  • 9781236743251