Polychronicon, together with the Engl. tr. of J. Trevisa and of an unknown writer of the fifteenth century, ed. by C. Babington (J.R. Lumby). Vols. 1-8, 9 (containing a continuation by J. Malverne).
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Pàgina 31 - ENGLAND. House of Lords ; Cambridge Colleges ; Oxford Colleges ; Monastery of Dominican Friars at Woodchester, Duke of Bedford, Earl Spencer, &c.
Pàgina 17 - Neckam, however, had sufficient independence of thought to differ from some of the schoolmen who in his time considered themselves the only judges of literature. He had his own views in morals, and in giving us a glimpse of them, as well as of his other opinions, he throws much light upon the manners, customs, and general tone of thought prevalent in the twelfth century. The poem entitled " De Laudibus Divinae Sapientiae " appears to be a metrical paraphrase or abridgment of the
Pàgina 29 - ... important and unique survey of the greater portion of England* is the oldest and most valuable record in the national archives. It was commenced about the year 1084 and finished in 1086. Its compilation was determined upon at Gloucester by William the Conqueror, in council, in order that he might know what was due to him, in the way of tax, from his subjects, and that each at the same time might know what he had to pay. It was compiled as much for their protection as for the benefit of the sovereign....
Pàgina 11 - Roses, for the history of which period his work is of some value. 8. HISTORIA MONASTERII S. AUGUSTINI CANTUARIENSIS, by THOMAS OF ELMHAM, formerly Monk and Treasurer of that Foundation. Edited by CHARLES HARDWICK, MA, Fellow of St. Catharine's Hall, and Christian Advocate in the University of Cambridge.
Pàgina 20 - JAMES HENTHORN TODD DD, Senior Fellow of Trinity College, and Regius Professor of Hebrew in the University Dublin. 1867. The work in its present form, in the editor's opinion, is a comparatively modern version of an undoubtedly ancient original. That it was compiled from contemporary materials has been proved by curious incidental evidence.
Pàgina 29 - So very narrowly he caused it to be traced out that there was not one single hide, nor one ' yard ' (virgate) of land, nor even — it is shame to tell, though it seemed to him no shame to do — an ox, nor a cow, nor a swine, was left that was not set down in his writ.
Pàgina 9 - Of the Chronicles and Memorials, the following volumes have been published. They embrace the period from the earliest time of British history down to the end of the reign of Henry VII. 1. THE CHRONICLE OP ENGLAND, by JOHN CAPGRAVE. Edited by the Rev. FC HINGESTON, MA, of Exeter College, Oxford. 1858. Capgrave was prior of Lynn, in Norfolk, and provincial of the order of the Friars Hermits of England shortly before the year 1464.
Pàgina 21 - Esq., FSA, Secretary of the Public Record Office of Ireland. 1870. A collection of original documents, elucidating mainly the history and condition of the municipal, middle, and trading classes under or in relation with the rule of England in Ireland, — a subject hitherto in almost total obscurity.