Ingulph's Chronicle of the Abbey of Croyland; With the Continuations by Peter of Blois and Anonymous Writers

Ingulph's Chronicle of the Abbey of Croyland; With the Continuations by Peter of Blois and Anonymous Writers

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...as of the fee of William de Romar; and promised the king that he would prove this, or forfeit forty marks at the next grand assize held. As for the abbat of Croyland, he had not on this occasion taken due precaution, as he had neither brought with him the king's charter, nor yet had he come attended by any stout young men, who could offer wager of battle and fight on the abbat's behalf, to assert his right of property in the marsh; with the sole exception of Hugh Poll and Robert Bee, who had respectively charged Gilbert and his brother Elfric. As he could not10 make choice 'Clearly a mistake for Multon. 10 Probably for the following reason: because, in the trial by battle, on issue joined in a writ of right, the battle could only be waged by chamof wager of battle, he was obliged to submit to the matter being brought before a jury, although a course attended with danger to himself. For the knights of that county live at a very considerable distance from the marsh of Croylaud, and know nothing about its boundaries; and besides, there is no one hardly to be found in the county of Lincoln, who is not in some way or other connected either with the house of Spalding, or with William de Romar, or else has laid some claim to the marsh. And, although the persons before-named withdrew their claim, they still secretly gave aid and counsel, and pay a sum of money to the prior and his people. Accord' ingly, knights of the county" were chosen in the king's court, whose names were set forth in a writ, for the purpose of trying the cause; upon which, the men of Hoy land rejoiced at their victory, as they imagined that they would now be enabled to settle the matter with money. "Accordingly, our lord the king directed his mandate to the sheriff of...show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236522958
  • 9781236522955