The History of Wales, from the Earliest Times Volume 2

The History of Wales, from the Earliest Times Volume 2

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...as of old they were accustomed " to render. Thomas Wikes has a little misrepresented this deed, but he adds some facts respecting it, deserving notice. He says that Simon, either by way of payment, or as surety for a subsidy, committed five royal castles into the hands of Llywelyn; who levelled those of them by which he had been most annoyed; that the charter conceded to the prince of Wales all the territories his ancestors had ever been possessed of; whence others, writing subsequently, have concluded that Henry agreed, that " the future boundary of Wales should include the country in a direct line from Holt to Shrewsbury." This chronicler speaks also of the increased boldness of the Welsh after this grant; but his chief lamentation is spent, not upon the border district, so savagely devastated, but upon a breach of heraldic etiquette, worthy of one used to the air.of the most ceremonious of courts;--this charter, when-only drawn up and sealed, was intrusted by Simon to two laymen, for delivery to Lly Welyn, " a thing unheard of! " The Earl at length made his escape from Newport, by night, and almost alone, and returned to Hereford;--for he found it difiicult to keep his men together in the Welsh territory; being used (like all Englishmen to this hour) to bread, they could not relish the meat and milk, which were the chief sustenance of the Kymry; and the ways were so beset by parties of the enemy, that none were safe. He was expecting the arrival of his brave son with new forces, when Prince Edward received tidings of their approach, and fell upon them unexpectedly, making almost all of them prisoners. And then came the end;--on the 5th of August was the fatal fight at Evesham. There were multitudes of...show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236820517
  • 9781236820518