The History of the Reign of Henry the Second, and of Richard and John, His Sons: With the Events of the Period, from 1154 to 1216. In which the Character of Thomas À Becket is Vindicated from the Attacks of George, Lord Lyttelton, 第 1 卷

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M. Swinney, 1790 - 683页
Written in the late 1700s, this book is the first of a two-volume series detailing the lives of Henry II, Richard I and John I of England. This volume gives the history of the reign of Henry II and details his troubles with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket.
 

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第551页 - No man shall be taken or imprisoned upon the appeal of a woman, for the death of any other than her husband.
第554页 - ... and their heirs, of us and our heirs, in all things and places, for ever, as is aforesaid.
第554页 - Wherefore we will and firmly enjoin, that the Church of England be free, and that all men in our kingdom have and hold all the aforesaid liberties, rights, and concessions...
第237页 - Early in life, he was engaged in bufmefs, which made him an able negociator ; and the favour of his prince, which foon followed, raifed him to uncommon greatnefs. But the unbounded confidence he enjoyed, was all ufed to ennoble the fource; from which it flowed. He did not enrich himfelf, his family, or his retainers. All was Henry's. His influence he employed to gain him friends, and to fpread his intereft ; and when he difplayed a munificence, more than royal, it was his matter's fame he looked...
第236页 - England, bafely deferting a caufe, which their own confciences held facred, are courtly fycophants, and excite contempt : the facred college of cardinals, bribed by gold, forget their dignity, and bartering away the privileges of the Roman fee, publicly poft up their venality, and become the fhame of chriftendom : Henry, the lord of many people, whom Europe then admired, and whom pofterity has called the greateft of...
第552页 - And whereas, for the honour of God and the amendment of our kingdom, and for the better, quieting the discord that has arisen between us and our barons, we have granted all these things aforesaid ; willing to render them firm and lasting, we do give and grant our subjects the underwritten security, namely, that the barons may choose five-and-twenty barons of the kingdom, whom...
第238页 - ... wonder we cannot, and we may eafily forgive. His private virtues were amiable. They endeared him to Henry, who loved him with a brother's love ; nor were they foured, it feems, by adverfe fortune.
第550页 - It shall be lawful, for the time to come, for any one to go out of our kingdom, and return safely and securely, by land or by water, saving his allegiance to us ; unless in time of war, by some short space, for the common benefit of the realm, except prisoners and outlaws, according to the law of the land, and people in war with us, and merchants who shall be in such condition as is above mentioned.
第236页 - Becket, drew a portrait, on which were feen no lines of former beauty. On both fides is much partial judgment. The ancient hiftorians, I know, who lie before me, wrote with too warm an impreffion. The glare of miracles, they thought, was flaming round them ; and the praifes of Rome and of Europe echoed in their cars.

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