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Andrew Brown
Graeme Small

inventive man, and a squire called Jehan Boudault, 20 a very honourable and discreet man, arranged this Feast. And the good duke did me so much honour by wanting me to be called; and on this matter several councils met, to which the chancellor and first chamberlain were called, now that they had returned from the war the duke had conducted in Luxembourg

in Court and civic society in the Burgundian Low Countries c.1420–1530
T. J. H. McCarthy

2. The year of the Lord 1041. King Henry waged war on Duke Bretislav of Bohemia , 92 but since many nobles and knights were killed or captured in the thickets of the forests over there and beyond , he could achieve nothing worthy of remembrance. King Peter of the Hungarians also aided that same duke against the king . 93 3. The year of the

in Chronicles of the Investiture Contest
Michael Staunton

with such application, to the praise of God and the benefit of the realm, that it is hard to say whether he was more noble, magnificent and useful to the king in peace or war. The chancellor of England is considered second in rank in the realm only to the king. He holds the other part of the king’s seal, with which he seals his own orders. He has responsibility and care of the king’s chapel, and

in The lives of Thomas Becket
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Graham A. Loud
Thomas Wiedemann

Romuald of Salerno, Chronicon sive Annales , 1153–69 1 Meanwhile King Roger possessed his realm in peace and tranquillity. Since in neither peace nor war did he know how to be idle, he ordered a very beautiful palace to be built at Palermo, in which he constructed a chapel floored in astonishing stone, which he covered with a gilded roof, and endowed and

in The History of the Tyrants of Sicily by ‘Hugo Falcandus’ 1154–69
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Anthony Musson
Edward Powell

conflicting historiography. By the mid-fifteenth century, for example, the situation and the debate on law and justice had altered as it became apparent that the violence and corruption sponsored by the upper classes, which in turn fuelled the Wars of the Roses, were a reflection of the lack of impartiality and clear direction from the king. 10 The ideal of the monarch as upholder of public

in Crime, Law and Society in the Later Middle Ages
Rosemary Horrox

), Historical Letters and Papers from the Northern Registers , Rolls Series, 1873, pp. 395-7. Since the life of man on earth is a war, no wonder if those fighting amidst the miseries of this world are unsettled by the mutability of events: now favourable, now contrary. For Almighty God sometimes allows those he loves to be

in The Black Death
The Norman Conquest
Elisabeth van Houts

until 1075. 10 For this event the poet Fulcoius of Beauvais wrote an interesting poem comparing William the Conqueror with the biblical hero Jephthah. Both were illegitimate sons who against all odds won a victory over their enemies and both had offered their daughters to God before the battle as war sacrifices [39] . The poem, interestingly, puts across the grief of the mother at the sacrifice: a

in The Normans in Europe
Alison K. McHardy

. 1 In this year events in the Low Countries, where there was civil war between Bruges and England’s long-standing ally Ghent, 2 began to impinge on English consciousness. The October parliament discussed a possible indirect attack on France through Flanders, and granted a tax, but on exceptionally stringent conditions. 3 Eulogium , 355

in The reign of Richard II
Simon Barton
Richard Fletcher

of their inhabitants: their impact can be felt in Bishop Pelayo’s Chronicle of the Kings of León and in the Historia Silense . Shortly afterwards, however, the terms of Leonese–Andalusi relations were entirely reversed. For reasons which are not wholly understood, the Caliphate of Córdoba lapsed into civil war and fragmented. By 1031 it had been replaced by a score

in The world of El Cid
T. J. H. McCarthy

, and for a number of years all of the churches round about had been completely subject to the mockery of the pagans. Meanwhile, as bad luck would have it, war broke out between the eastern Christians, that is the Greeks and the Armenians; 59 and the Armenians, because they had a smaller kingdom and fewer numbers, allied themselves with neighbouring Persian warriors of

in Chronicles of the Investiture Contest