The Castles and Abbeys of England

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...Rhys ap Tewdwr, Prince of Glamorgan, he united Mabilia, the eldest. Thus the four daughters of Fitz-Hamon were fairly settled by " royal authority," and the estates concentrated upon his son, Earl Robert, and his descendants. But Mabilia, it appears, expressed some reluctance when this alliance was first proposed by the king, alleging that, as his son Robert had then no baronial title nor high military standing in the country, such a union was neither agreeable to her taste nor suitable to the rank and possessions bequeathed to her by so many illustrious ancestors. These objections, as stated by the monk of Gloucester, were too reasonable Robert of Gloucester, in commemorating these Sir Robert Lb Fitz-roy shall his name be. objections on the part of the Lady Mabilia, and their Yea, Damoseill, he sayd, thylorde shall hare a name removal and adjustment on that of King Henry, gives For him and for his heires, fayre without blame: the following shrewd and amusing dialogue. The king For Robert Earl Op Gloucestre his name shall be, baring proposed to the heiress as a state measure and 'tis that she should give her hand to his son Robert, the I lee shall be Earl of Gloucestre, and his heires, 1 wis. lady, who was fully sensible that the grand charm which made the king suitor for his son was her princely "heritage," answers him thus: Mabell. Sir, she saide, ich wote your hcrte upon mee is More for myne heritage, than for myselfe, I wis; And suche heritage as ich have, itt were to mee grit shame Robert, a monk of Gloucester, is supposed to have To take a lords but he haJde any surname. finished his rhyming Chronicle about 1280.--Camp K. Henry. Damoseill, quod the Kingd, thou seest bell's Essay on English Poetry, note, p. 37....

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