Henry VIII and the English Monasteries: An Attempt to Illustrate the History of Their Suppression, Nide 2

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Sivu 163 - Doncaster, you shall, without pity or circumstance, now that our banner is displayed, cause all the monks and canons that be in any wise faulty, to be tied up without further delay or ceremony, to the terrible example of others: wherein we think you shall do unto us high service.
Sivu 320 - The persons that cast the lead into fodders, plucked up all the seats in the choir, wherein the monks sat when they said service ; which were like to the seats in minsters, and burned them, and melted the lead therewithall: although there was wood plenty within a flight shot of them...
Sivu 422 - ... parlours were hung with altar-cloths, their tables and beds covered with copes, instead of carpets and coverlets ; and many made carousing cups of the sacred chalices, as once Belshazzar celebrated his drunken feast in the sanctified vessels of the temple. It was a sorry house, and not worth the naming, which had not somewhat of this furniture in it, though it were only a fair large cushion, made of a cope, or altar-cloth, to adorn their windows, or make their chairs appear to have somewhat in...
Sivu 68 - How presumptuous then are ye, the rude commons of one shire, and that one of the most brute and beastly of the whole realm...
Sivu 446 - Yet it is certain, that, in this age, small merits of courtiers met with a prodigious recompence for their service. Not only all the cooks, but the meanest turn-broach in the king's kitchen, did lick his fingers.
Sivu 492 - We will not receive the new service, because it is but like a Christmas game; but we will have our old service of matins, mass, even-song, and procession in Latin, as it was before. And so we the Cornish men, whereof certain of us understand no English, utterly refuse this new English.
Sivu 54 - Masters, there is a statute made whereby all persons be restrained to make their will upon their lands; for now the eldest son must have all his father's lands; and no person, to the payment of his debts, neither to the advancement of his daughters' marriages, can do nothing with their lands, nor cannot give to his youngest son any lands.
Sivu 318 - Visitors caused to be brought into their presence: and when they had so done, turned the Abbot with all his convent and household forth of the doors. Which thing was not a little grief to the Convent, and all the Servants of the House departing one from another, and especially such as with their conscience could not break their profession: for it would have made...
Sivu 444 - ... turned to better use as hereafter shall follow, whereby God's word might the better be set forth, children brought up in learning, clerks nourished in the universities, old servants decayed to have livings, almshouses for poor folk to be sustained in, readers of Greek, Hebrew, and Latin to have good stipend, daily alms to be ministered, mending of highways, exhibition for ministers of the church...
Sivu 354 - My Lord, this shall be to ascertain that on Thursday the 14th day of this present month the Abbot of Glastonbury was arraigned, and the next day put to execution with two other of his monks, for the robbing of Glastonbury Church...

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