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I I'm l11 H 1 had already thrust one stalwart leg into the consecrated font when a startling query presented itself to his miud, and he suddenly exclaimed, " Where now are the souls of my ancestors ?" With a frankness not ...
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I I'm l11 H 1 had already thrust one stalwart leg into the consecrated font when a startling query presented itself to his miud, and he suddenly exclaimed, " Where now are the souls of my ancestors ?" With a frankness not sufficiently tempered by prudence the bishop replied, "In Hell, with all other unbelievers ! " " Very well, then," said Radbod, withdrawing his leg, " none of your baptism for me; I will feast in Valhalla with my forefathers rather than dwell in Heaven with your paltry band of Christians." The noble English missionaries, Willibrod and Winfrid, better known as St. Boniface, proved more persuasive than the Prankish arms. It is pleasant to think of England doing this great service for the Netherland, which in later ages was destined in so many ways to repay it. Before the end of the eighth century the Frisians were a Christian people. They had also, after The Pridan. , / ' , . , M elms- years of warfare in which we are told that a hundred thousand lives were lost, come to terms with Charlemagne and consented to be ruled by his governors, provided it should be according to their own laws. One of their customs was the free allodial proprietorship of land; and this they succeeded in maintaining throughout the Middle Ages, while most parts of Europe accepted in different degrees the feudal system. The great emperor not only respected the local liberties of the Netherlands, but had one of his favourite homes there at Nymwegen, overlooking the lovely meadows of the Waal and the lowerRhine. With the memorable family compact of Verdunin 843, by which the Empire was divided among the three grandsons of Charlemagne, we begin to see a foreshadowing of the modern map of Europe, and our Netherland region becomes somewhat better defined than before. The eldest brothe...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217582827
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 10/14/2010
  • Pages: 76
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.16 (d)

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I I'm l11 H 1 had already thrust one stalwart leg into the consecrated font when a startling query presented itself to his miud, and he suddenly exclaimed, " Where now are the souls of my ancestors ?" With a frankness not sufficiently tempered by prudence the bishop replied, "In Hell, with all other unbelievers ! " " Very well, then," said Radbod, withdrawing his leg, " none of your baptism for me; I will feast in Valhalla with my forefathers rather than dwell in Heaven with your paltry band of Christians." The noble English missionaries, Willibrod and Winfrid, better known as St. Boniface, proved more persuasive than the Prankish arms. It is pleasant to think of England doing this great service for the Netherland, which in later ages was destined in so many ways to repay it. Before the end of the eighth century the Frisians were a Christian people. They had also, after The Pridan. , / ' , . , M elms- years of warfare in which we are told that a hundred thousand lives were lost, come to terms with Charlemagne and consented to be ruled by his governors, provided it should be according to their own laws. One of their customs was the free allodial proprietorship of land; and this they succeeded in maintaining throughout the Middle Ages, while most parts of Europe accepted in different degrees the feudal system. The great emperor not only respected the local liberties of the Netherlands, but had one of his favourite homes there at Nymwegen, overlooking the lovely meadows of the Waal and the lower Rhine. With the memorable family compact of Verdunin 843, by which the Empire was divided among the three grandsons of Charlemagne, we begin to see a foreshadowing of the modern map of Europe,and our Netherland region becomes somewhat better defined than before. The eldest brothe...
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