Huntingdon and the Great Ouse, with St. Neots and St. Ives; A Handbook for Visitors and Residents

Huntingdon and the Great Ouse, with St. Neots and St. Ives; A Handbook for Visitors and Residents

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...The Sheriff had a sense of humour, and next time Iudge Doddridge came there was verily a " Iury of quality " ready for the occasion. Slowly and emphatically the Sheriff read out the following high-sounding names: --Maximilian KING of Toseland, Henry PRINCE of Godmanchester, George DUKE of _Somersham, William MARQUIS of Stukeley, Edmund EARL of Hartford, . Robert BARON of St. Neots, and so on. The jurymen would surely this time satisfy his Lordship! The curious list was a tolerably long one. It included a George Gentleman, a Humphrey Bishop, a Iohn Archdeacon. A Jasper Archdeacon lies in St. Mary's churchyard, but there are living Kings and living Barons. To tell of a trial which took place in I116. It was from Thorney Abbey that the story came of a certain Bricstan of Chatteris, tenant of the monks of Ely and tolerably honest money-lender, who was divinely inspired to submit himself and his family to the rule of St. Benedict, and who, on.repairing to Etheldreda's Abbey, was falsely accused by that " servant of the devil," Robert Malart, of nefarious practices. He was sent to Huntingdon for trial; one Ralph Basset was judge, and all the notables of the county took part in the proceedings. In vain Bricstan aflirmed his irmocence; the verdict was given against him andhe was sent to London, loaded with chains, and thrown into a gloomy dungeon. There St. Benedict and St. Etheldreda appeared to him in radiant glory, his fetters fell from him with a mighty clash, and, as the astonished jailors reported the matter to the queen, Bricstan's innocence was established. A few days later he offered up his thanks at Ely while Bishop and monks raised their Te Deum for the miraculous deliverance. More than five...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236948432
  • 9781236948434