Description : This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1856. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. In my memoir of Sir Robert Fulleshurst it is stated that he married Elizabeth Praers after the battle of Poictiers; this proves to be incorrect. Long after the foregoing pages were printed, Mr. Jones, of Nantwich, forwarded to me the following discovery, which arrived too late to enable me to amend what was originally written: -- By an ancient charter, to which the seal of Sir John Griffin, Knt., is appended, bearing date, the 27th year of the reign of King Edward the Third, [1353, ] it appears, that the valiant Kobert Fulleshurst, one of Lord Audley's Esquires at the battle of Poictiers, had previously married Miss Elizabeth Praers, the heiress of Barthomley, whose wife she, consequently, must have been three years before that celebrated battle was fought. By way of appendix to our notice of the FuUethurtt Family, the following singular licence may, perhaps, as a relic of a by-gone age, not be unworthy of insertion: Lord of a Manor's ] "Be it knowne untoe all men, That I Robert FullesMarriage Licence. ] " hurst of Crue, in the Countye of Chester Esquire do " herebye gyve and grant untoe Wylliam Bykerton of "Wystaston in the same Countye Licence that he " shal tak to Wyff Isabelle Dawter of Robert Lee my " Tennant of a Message and Lands in Crue. " Witnesses: " Dated the Syxtenth Day of March 1576, "Randell Mynshall, "Signed, Robert Fulleshurst Francis Stanway, Jas. Lee, Thomas Damport" Barthomley Chapel.--At a very early period, there existed, in Barthomley, a chapel, as well as the church, of which chapel, in the reign of King Edward the Fourth (1464), Thomas Smythe was chaplain; Richard Keffes, clerk, being then rector of Barthomley. Nearly a century afterwards, 24th Hen. 8. (1533), Richard Birches was chaplain of this chapel; Robert Fulleshu...
Description : This reader provides authoritative and thought-provoking pieces of War Studies scholarship in an accessible form. Covering a wide spectrum of topics, including strategy (Colin S. Gray), 'Shell-Shock and the Cultural History of the Great War' (Jay Winter) and Coalition Warfare (Holger H. Herwig), this book purposefully ranges across military history, international relations and contemporary security to capture the multidisciplinary nature of the subject. Gary Sheffield also provides an introduction to the Reader and to War Studies, explaining the growth and development of this dynamic field of study.
Description : The history of ale and beer is pitted with strange tales. Take the way the RAF made sure British troops received supplies of beer after the D-Day landings in 1944, for example: they filled up the fuel drop-tanks slung below Spitfire fighters with mild and bitter and flew seventy-five gallons at a time over to the makeshift landing strips in Normandy. Then there's the Great London Beer Flood of 1814, when a giant vat at Meux's brewery in Tottenham Court Road broke and 570 tons of beer smashed down the brewery's back wall and flooded out into the streets, killing eight people. The link between ale and bridal gowns, the odd story of pea beer, the most notorious brewer in history, the true story of the yard of ale and brewing beer from Christmas trees - these and many other tales have been collected by Martyn Cornell, an award-winning writer and beer historian, and will amuse, entertain and educate beer fans everywhere.
Description : The chance discovery in 1854 of a prehistoric lake village on Lake Zurich triggered what we now call the 'lake-dwelling phenomenon'. One hundred and fifty years of research and animated academic disputes have transformed the phenomenon into one of the most reliable sources of information in wetland archaeology. This definitive volume provides an overview of the development of lake village studies, explores the impact of a range of scientific techniques on the settlements and considers how the public can relate to this evocative and exciting branch of archaeology. It explains how the multidisciplinary research context has significantly improved our knowledge of prehistoric wetland communities, from an environmental as well as a cultural perspective.
Description : Who is the Fool and what does he mean to us? Pre-1900 scholars thought him a Renaissance fashion, a continental import of note in the British Isles only between 1486 and the 1630s, per his appearances in Shakespeare's plays. However, as Sandra Billington shows in this pioneering study, the Fool has been with us from medieval times and has worn many guises: village idiot and sophisticated comedian, embodiment of Satan and God's own jester. He has managed, as Billington notes, 'to inspire or infect our thinking for at least eight hundred years'.