A Hundred Years of History; From Record and Chronicle 1216-1327

A Hundred Years of History; From Record and Chronicle 1216-1327

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...therefore went with an army to besiege the castle; but they held it for half a year against the king and his army. At length, for lack of victuals, the castle was yielded up to the king, saving the life, limbs and necessary goods of those who had held it. It is marvellous that the king dealt so gently with those who had ravaged his land and ventured to hold that castle in the midst of the kingdom against their king, and a little before had seized a rider of the king, and cut off his hand, and sent him back in derision to the king on behalf of the disinherited. Meanwhile, while the king was intent on the siege of the castle of Kenilworth with his whole army, the disinherited, knowing that other parts of England were deprived of military force, wandered, ravaging and robbing, through Cambridge and Huntingdon. At length, on the feast of St. Lawrence, they entered the isle of Ely. Taking their stand there, they plundered the adjacent district, stocking the island with necessaries. The bishop of Ely, who went tothe king to announce this misfortune, was received indignantly and was blamed for it by many. Then the community of the counties was summoned to protect them and prevent the enemy's egress. But the disinherited, alarmed, forced the people to retire to the town of Norwich. Some they set to bring booty and carry victuals. They entered the city and plundered it, carrying off abundant spoil. Similarly, entering Cambridge, they took prisoner Jews and other rich men, whomsoever they pleased, and carried them off into the island to be ransomed at their pleasure. On the feast of St. Bartholomew the apostle, a great parlia-Annals of ment was held at Kenilworth. There king Henry granted to Y "'1e5" his barons the...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236772415
  • 9781236772411