The Incorporation and Integration of the King s Tributary Lands into the Norwegian Realm c 1195 1397

ambitions, the bishops' involvement in Icelandic matters, and conflict between chieftains had the result that the king's strategy had to be altered, and the process was protracted. Even though the chieftains displayed scant willingness ...

Author: Randi Bjørshol Wærdahl

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004206140

Category: History

Page: 356

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Inspired by transnational research on medieval state formation, this book presents a comprehensive study of the political incorporation and subsequent judicial and administrative integration of Iceland, the Faroes, Shetland, and Orkney, into the Norwegian realm c. 1195-1397.

With the King at Oxford A Tale of the Great Rebellion

The sentence of death on the King I had looked for, but that it would indeed be executed I could not believe. But when I said so much to John Ellgood I found that he thought otherwise. "Philip," said he, "I have seen more of these men ...

Author: Alfred John Church

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465610839

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 298

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My father was the son of a gentleman of Oxfordshire that had a small estate near to the town of Eynsham, in that county. The monks of Eynsham Priory had the land afore-time; and 'twas said that here, as elsewhere, there was a curse upon such as held for their own uses that which had been dedicated to God's service. How this may be I know not, though there are notable instances—as, to wit, the Russells—in which no visible curse has fallen on the holders of such goods; but it is certain that my father's forbears wasted their estate grievously. Being but the third son, he had scarce, in any case, tarried at home; but, matters being as they were, the emptiness of the family purse drove him out betimes into the world. Being of good birth and breeding he got, without much ado, a place about the Court, which was not, however, much to his liking. I have heard him say—and this, though, as will be seen hereafter, he was a great lover of monarchy—that, between a weak king and villainous courtiers, Whitehall was no place for an honest gentleman. Robert Carr, that was afterwards Earl of Somerset, he liked little, and George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, he liked yet less, being, as he was wont to say, by so much a greater villain than Somerset as a duke is greater than an earl. He was right glad, therefore, to leave the "sunshine of the Royal presence;" for so did men speak of the Court in the hyperbolical language of those times, even for so dismal and outlandish a part as Ireland. But I know not whether he did not wish himself back, for of Ireland he would never afterwards speak with any measure of patience, declaring that he knew not which were the worse, the greediness and cruelty of the English conquerors, or the savagery and unreason of the native people. Here he tarried for some three or four years, having, indeed, had bestowed upon him an estate, which, for its boundaries, at least, was of considerable magnitude, but from which he received nothing but trouble. Who hath it now I know not; and, indeed, he charged me to have nought to do with it, saying—for I remember his very words—"If they will give thee the whole island in fee, say them nay, for it is fit for nothing but to be drowned under the sea." Yet his next venture was not one whit happier, as will be readily concluded, when I say that he took service with Sir Walter Raleigh, whom he chanced to fall in with at Cork, at which place Sir Walter touched on his way to the Indies in search of gold. Gold got they none, but of hard blows not a few, and of pains and sickness still more. My father was with the boats that sailed up the river Orinoco, and caught in his arms, I have heard him say, Walter Raleigh the younger, when this last was slain by a bullet from a Spanish arquebuse. From this voyage he came back beggared in and purse not a little broken in health; to the end of his days indeed he suffered much at times from the fever that he contracted in those parts. The year following that wherein Raleigh was beheaded, came what seemed at the first sight good news, namely, that the Bohemians had bestowed the crown of their country upon the Elector of Bavaria, husband to the Princess Elizabeth, the king's daughter. Thereupon there arose such a tumult of joy throughout the country as the oldest man living scarce remembered to have heard before. There was nothing too good to be hoped for as about to come from this promotion. Indeed, I have heard my father say that he was himself present when the Archbishop of Canterbury (Dr. Abbott) preached a sermon wherein he declared that this event was foretold in Scripture, naming even the chapter and verse, which were, if I remember right, in the Book of the Revelation. My father was carried away with the rest, and having, as may well be thought, a special gift for choosing for his own that which should be the losing side, forthwith took service with the Elector, to whom King James, though scarce approving of the cause, sent at this time auxiliaries to the number of four thousand. In this army my father had a captain's commission, with pay to the amount of four shillings by the day—handsome wages, only that he never received of them so much as a doit. Nor did the campaign recompense the defect of gains by any excess of glory. It was, indeed, as barren of laurels as of gold; and my father, who, being favourably known of old time by the Princess, was appointed to command the guard of the Elector, arrived in his Highness's company at the Hague without a penny in his pocket, and scarce a coat to his back.

Not all the King s Men

Uganda Protectorate, Native Administration, p. 4. He was not told then, however, that he was “king'. ... Some of this transpires in the following comment: “As for the King, he has almost to be kept away from the house by main force.

Author: Martin R. Doornbos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110879255

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

And then the king commanded all the kings, dukes, and earls, and all noble knights of the Round Table that were there that time present, to come into the meadow of Carlisle. And so at that time there were but an hundred and ten of the ...

Author: Sir Thomas Malory


ISBN: 1435750829



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The Legends of King Arthur

King Yder, and the Duke of Cambinet, will take fifteen thousand men and make a circuit, meanwhile that ye do hold the battle with twelve thousand. Then coming suddenly we will fall fiercely on them from behind and put them to the rout, ...

Author: James Knowles

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752361069

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Reproduction of the original: The Legends of King Arthur by James Knowles

The King s Reign

VI If cricket is the King of Games, the Turf has some claim to be regarded as the Sport of Kings. To the man in the street, the most memorable event of the course in recent years has probably been the remarkable feat of Gordon Richards, ...

Author: John Drinkwater

Publisher: London : Methuen


Category: Great Britain

Page: 82

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Modern Reports Or Select Cases Adjudged in the Courts of King s Bench Chancery Common Pleas and Exchequer

major part of the citizens , not saying anything about their inhabi- THE KING tancy . ' To this there is a demurrer , and issue taken on the allegaagainst ELLAME . tions in the plea of his being an alderman ; which islue went down to ...

Author: Great Britain. Courts



Category: Law reports, digests, etc


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King Henry VIII

22—3 No . . . displeasure i.e. Wolsey is fixed, without possibility of escape, in the king's displeasure. There is much dispute as to the reference of 'he' and 'his'; another possible interpretation takes 'he' as the king who is fixed ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139835130

Category: Literary Collections


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Henry VIII was one of Shakespeare's most popular plays in the eighteenth and nineteeenth centuries when great actors took the roles of Queen Katherine and Cardinal Wolsey, and elaborate pageantry was much extended. It has not been staged so frequently in the twentieth century, but a number of important recent productions have revealed the theatrical potential of a more complete text. Professor Margeson considers and illustrates the stage history of the play, and gives a balanced account of the authorship controversy from the mid-nineteenth century, when John Fletcher's name was first put forward as a collaborator, to recent scholarship, which has not yet reached a consensus. The Introduction considers the political and religious background of the play, its pageant-like structure and visual effects, and its varied ironies. The commentary is detailed but concise, explaining difficult passages and contemporary references, and suggesting how the play might have been staged in an Elizabethan theatre, or might still be staged for a modern audience.

The King s Wife

She called back at me, " In the king's name I go on !" I made a snatch And caught her dress ; then she, to wrench her free, Took both her hands, and dropped this piece of paper. Then in the flood she sprang, and with spread arms Floated ...

Author: James Henry Cousins



Category: Indic drama (English)

Page: 96

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The King s Customs

PRESS NOTICES OF VOLUME I. OF THE KING'S CUSTOMS FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE YEAR 1800. Demy Set. 10 J. 6d. net. 'Messrs. Atton and Holland must be congratulated on having made the most of their exceptional sources of information in ...

Author: Henry Atton



Category: Customs administration


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The White Cat s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King s Lap Volume 4

The Nation of the Beast King apparently had a more distinct class division than the Nation of the Dragon King. That was the impression Ruri gained just by looking at how the people from the Nation of the Beast King interacted with Arman ...

Author: Kureha

Publisher: J-Novel Club

ISBN: 1718301987

Category: Young Adult Fiction


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Ruri Morikawa manages to survive the assassination plot devised by the Church of God's Light and the pair of fake Reapers—leaving the castle of the Nation of the Dragon King in disrepair. With reconstruction underway, Ruri takes a trip to the Nation of the Beast King by suggestion of their Beloved, Celestine. With their efforts to find the Church of God's Light coming up empty, the rather egotistical Spirit of Fire, a supreme-level spirit, shows up at their doorstep. Will things proceed to heat up in the Nation of the Beast King? Or will they get too hot to handle?

The King s Guard

Then suddenly) VOICE IN THE C ROWD The King s Guard! {They all shout, rejoicing and dancing wildly. "The King's Guard", they all say. They carry MAN shoulder high, carrying him round so everybody cOuldsee. They f inally put him down) A ...

Author: Dauda Musa Enna



Category: Guards troops

Page: 49

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Play the King s Gambit King s gambit accepted

KING'S GAMBIT Volume 1 King's Gambit Accepted This book is devoted to one of the most romantic of openings, the King's Gambit: 1 e4 e5 2 f4. On his second move White • offers a pawn sacrifice for the sake of central control and ...

Author: I︠A︡kov Ėstrin

Publisher: Pergamon


Category: Games & Activities

Page: 174

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The King s Constable

... had been aroused by seeing the oldest child eating alone at a separate table, asked the mother why Bertrand did not sit with the others. "Alas," replied Jeanne, tartly, "Bertrand is uncouth, ill- behaved, and 2 The King's Constable.

Author: Shirley Niles Carr




Page: 242

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