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Life of William of Wykeham; Sometime Bishop of Winchester and Lord High Chancellor of England (Paperback) Loot Price: R346 Discovery Miles 3 460
Life of William of Wykeham; Sometime Bishop of Winchester and Lord High Chancellor of England (Paperback): George Herbert...
Life of William of Wykeham; Sometime Bishop of Winchester and Lord High Chancellor of England (Paperback): George Herbert...

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Life of William of Wykeham; Sometime Bishop of Winchester and Lord High Chancellor of England (Paperback)

George Herbert Moberly

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. WYKEHAM IN DISGRACE. A.D. 1376, 1377. "X 7"E resume the thread of the political story from the June of 1371, when we saw--at the end of Chapter IV--the clerical ministry in retirement, and discredited with the country; and a ministry composed of lawyers managing the war. warunsuccess-But the war continued to be unfortunate. Duke John, ful in autumn, 1372. it is true, had one success. He recovered Montpaon, which had surrendered to the French; but then he disbanded his forces, and returned to Bordeaux. There he remained till September, quite inactive in spite of French successes; and then returned to England with his newly-married wife, Constance, the daughter of Pedro, the late king of Castile, in whose right he henceforth assumed the title of king of Castile. Pembroke The winter of 1371--1372 saw a change in the command, he command Young John Hastings, earl of Pembroke, the anti-clerical leader of the court party, who had been intended for the king's son-in-law, was appointed to be commander in Aquitaine instead of the duke of Lancaster. He set sail with a fleet--raised, it was noted after the event, by the unjust taxation of the Church--for Poitou in June, but was intercepted, defeated, and captured by a Spanish flotilla sent by Henry of Castile to the succour of the French king. It was a severe blow to the English; the king in person collected a larger fleet and army than ever, and The king sets out in person, sailed for Poitou in August, with his three sons, Edward, but returns. John, and Edmund then earl of Cambridge. Before he left England, he had summoned a parliament to be held in October by his grandson, prince Richard, as regent. But after beating about in the Bay of Biscay for nine weeks, they were defeated by wind and weather, and forced ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: George Herbert Moberly
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 102
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-87360-7
Barcode: 9781150873607
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-87360-4

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