Historical Sketches of Feudalism, British and Continental; With Numerous Notices of the Doings of the Feudalry, in All Ages and Countries

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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. 1852 Excerpt: ...means of battering in breach feudalism and all other practical irrationalities of the time, in England and elsewhere, were getting up in Holland or Germany, or rather in both: we mean the discovery and practice of the art of printing. The reign of Edward IV., in whose person was resumed the line of York, ...
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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. 1852 Excerpt: ...means of battering in breach feudalism and all other practical irrationalities of the time, in England and elsewhere, were getting up in Holland or Germany, or rather in both: we mean the discovery and practice of the art of printing. The reign of Edward IV., in whose person was resumed the line of York, dates from A. D. 1461. Civil wars and confiscations marked the first ten years of it; but these virtually A. work, printed with blocks, on one side of the leaves, says Adrian Junius, eutitled " The Mirror of Man's Salvation," (Speculum Humana Salvationis) was produced by Dr. Koster, of Harlaem, A. D. 1438; but the fact is rather doubtful. However, Gufctemberg's edition of the Bible, printed with cut metal types, begun in 1444, was issued in 1460. Printing was introduced among us by Caxton, in 1472; he learned the art in France, and thence brought his printing implements and materials; as is plain from almost every original technical term used by printers being of French origin. Even the word " chapel," (typographic) originated, and is still used in France: whatever " etymologic" nonsense may say to the contrary. ceased, in 1471, upon the death of Henry VI. without surviving male issue. After this time, Edward cared less about his popularity than before, and we do not find that political freedom then made any further advance. At court there existed two classes of magnates, the " old" and " new" nobility; among the latter were the Widvilles, the relatives of the queen, who through her influence had risen to a potency which gave umbrage to the haughty chiefs of the surviving old aristocracy. At the death of the king, A. D. 1483, leaving two sons, the oldest aged only eleven, the old malcontent nobles formed the...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781151230973
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 110
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.23 (d)

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