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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. 1714 edition. Excerpt: ... acquainted them with the Treachery of the Normans, renew'd his Oath to the English, and they promis'd their Allegiance to him, which baffled the At-tempt of Duke Robert, & his Norman Accomplices', as we are told by Simon of Durham, & others of the. Authors above mentioned. 7: r, r it. When Rufus dyed, Duke Robert once more put in his Claim, but the Parliament rejected it, fay Math. Paris, -Westminster & Brompton, because of the Cruelty of his Disposition, his Proneness to Revenge, and his Aversion to the English Nation. After this they Unanimously concur'd to Choose his younger Brother Henry, on Condition that he would restore them their Ancient Liberties, confirm them by his Charter, and repeal the severe Laws, that were made by his Father This he agreed to, and in his Charter, the first that was calld Magna Charta, he owns his Title, thus, Sciatic &c. i. e, know all men, that I by the Mercy of God, and the Common Councdl of the Barons of England, am Crown'd King of this Kingdom. So that here is the third Parliamentary Title and Original Contract since tle coming in of William the Norman. But Duke Robert, the honest Divine Indefeasible Heir, would not be so satisfy'd. He levy?d an Army, to makegood Jus claim, yet when he came to the Field, he was content to take Three Tboufan Pounds per Annum, and to have some some Lands in Normandy restor'd him, in Lieu of the Crown, to which he renounced all his Pretensions. But thinking his Brother had too good a Bargain, he soon broke the Contract, and since we would not let him play the Tyrant inEnglEtid, heplayd he Devil in Normandy, where oppressing his Native Subjects, they beggd King HerM"y-to come aver and assist them, he did it v.ery readily, fought & took his Eldest Brother, ...show more

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