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Characters of the Kings and Queens of England (Volume 1-2); Selected from Different Histories with Observations and Reflections, Chiefly Adapted to Common Life and Particularly Intended for the Instruction of Youth to Which Are Added Notes Historical (Paperback) Loot Price: R442 Discovery Miles 4 420
Characters of the Kings and Queens of England (Volume 1-2); Selected from Different Histories with Observations and...
Characters of the Kings and Queens of England (Volume 1-2); Selected from Different Histories with Observations and...

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Characters of the Kings and Queens of England (Volume 1-2); Selected from Different Histories with Observations and Reflections, Chiefly Adapted to Common Life and Particularly Intended for the Instruction of Youth to Which Are Added Notes Historical (Paperback)

John Holt

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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. 1786. Excerpt: ... First Englisli Record. A. D.. 1415. The first record written in the ILngliJh tongue, and by any Englishman, is in this year; being the confession of Richard Earl of Cambridge. Holbourn paved. A.Dv 1417. Henry employed, at his own expence, two vessels, each of twenty tons burden, for bringing stones for paving and mending the highway, named Holbourn, which was then so deep and miry, that many perils and hazard' were thereby occasioned. It may not be amiss to remark the wonderful increase of building in this neighbourhood since this period, and addition of many streets, besides the present one.--Holbourn then, as appears, not being a ftrtet but an highway. Henry's Necessities. A.D. 1417.' Henry's wars and monstrous expences reduced' him to many milerable shifts, in order to extricate himself. He borrowed money from all quarters; he pawned his jewels, and sometimes the crown itself. He ran into arrears with his army; and he was often obliged, notwithstanding all these expedients, to stop in the midst of his career of victory, and to grant truces to the enemy. All the extraordinary supplies granted by Parliament to Henry during the course of his reign, were only seven-tenths and fifteenths, or about 203,0001. a sum which would be reckoned as nothing in these days towards the support and carrying on a war, when estimates are made under the denomination of millions. But Henry's necessities were such, that he pawned this year two gold chased basons, weighing together 28 lb. 8 oz. of gold, to two of the fanons of St. Paul's, London, for 600 marks, or 448I. 13s. 4d. at the low rate of il. 6s. 8d. per ounce; and two gold shells to the Dean of Lincoln, valued at the fame low rate., Crown Revenue. The revenues of the crown, during this reign, amounted to 55,7.54' I0 ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: John Holt
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 62
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-91804-9
Barcode: 9781150918049
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-91804-7

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