A Source-Book Of English Social History Vocabulary List

arbalester

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Our archers and our arbalesters began to fire as densely as hail falls in winter, and our engineers hurled so steadily, that the French had not power to look or to hold up their heads.

arkwright

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ARKWRIGHT OVERRATED (Baines, History of Cotton, p. 195) The marvellous and "unbounded invention" which he claimed for himself ... did not belong to Arkwright.

ayens

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And the sayde John Skeche shall relesse hym of all sewtes that ye sayde Skeche hath ayens the sayde Willam for all soche materis a fore wreten.

balinger

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Item, every great ship must have attending upon him a barge and a balinger, and every barge must have 24 men, sum 146 men.

blanchers

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(11) The Blanchers who do anneal, boil and cleanse the Money.

brabant

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The earliest of them, the Merchant Adventurers, did actually begin as the religious gild of S. Thomas of Canterbury, being joined by Flemings holding a charter to trade from John of Brabant.

burel

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The price of burel cloth shall be according to the time of year.

calcutta

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INDIA IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CAUSES OF THE LOSS OF CALCUTTA (Evidence of David Rannie, Captain in E.I.

carib

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Carib).

chirographers

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He also granted that the Chirographers of the Chest of the Jews [keepers of the bonds] should be tallaged like other citizens.

constantinople

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In company with their lordships, the bishops, there were reckoned seven thousand persons, who prosperously traversed various regions, and at last arrived at Constantinople.

crimea

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RUBRUQUIS' ACCOUNT OF A JOURNEY FROM CONSTANTINOPLE INTO THE CRIMEA: AND OF THE NOMAD TARTARS AND CHINESE The Journal of Friar William de Rubruquis, A.D. 1253-5.

derbyshire

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In 1786 Arkwright was appointed High Sheriff of Derbyshire ... and [later] received the honour of knighthood.

domesday

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DOMESDAY RECORDS (e) The illustrious king William ... on his return to England [1085 A.D.] commanded everyone of its people to do him homage at London, and to swear fealty to him against all men.

easterling

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At which the Easterlings, or Merchants of the Dutch Hauns, were so offended that they took several of their Ships and Goods....

elizabethan

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All these practices were included in the full Elizabethan ceremony, which lasted two days.

elsin

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Haco of Multon also, at the same time gave us twelve quarters of wheat, and twenty fat bacon hogs.... Elsin of Pyncebek also gave one hundred shillings in silver, and ten bacon hogs.

ethiopian

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Neither are they black like the Ethiopians: their hair is smooth and straight....

folkmotes

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p. 119) (13) Let Sunday's festival be rightly kept, as is thereto becoming: and let marketings and folkmotes be carefully abstained from on that holy day.

genoese

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Note the cosmopolitan company and the divers objects of the crusaders, Norman monks and knights, German bishops, Genoese sailors, Christian merchants, Syrians and Greeks.

gradal

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In the choir, which was reduced to ashes, we found all the books of the holy office utterly destroyed, both Antiphonaries as well as Gradals.

guestmaster

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Also he says that whatsoever guests come down to the monastery are entertained in the guestmaster's quarters, and not, as is the usual custom, in the abbot's hall.

hansard

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CAPTURE OF FRENCH AND HANSARD SHIPPING, A.D. 1449 (Paston Letters, Vol.

horseload

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Every non-freeman shall pay for every cartload of fish brought in, twopence halfpenny: and for every horseload of fresh fish, a penny halfpenny, and of salt fish a halfpenny.

hussite

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The Protestants under the title of Lollards, Wickliffians, Hussites, what did they do?

lollard

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The Protestants under the title of Lollards, Wickliffians, Hussites, what did they do?

michaelmas

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There shall be two Bailiffs, who shall be chosen by the Commonalty, out of four named by the Mayor and Twenty four, at the Michaelmas borough moot.

misdoer

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Misdoers shall be punished.

moghul

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Moghuls], and we were requested to pray for them.

newgate

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(King Henry attempts to make the City answerable for a felon escaped from Newgate).

noisance

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I, p. 84) Part of Robert Wynyngtone's report of his service to the king "for the cleansing of the sea, and rebuking of the robbers and pirates thereof, which daily do all the noisance they can."

oporto

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NEW LIGHT ON DRAKE DEPOSITION BY NUNO DA SILVA AS TO HOW HE WAS MADE PRISONER BY ENGLISH PIRATES ON HIS VOYAGE FROM OPORTO TO BRAZIL (p. 301).

oversail

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men in my fellowship, and made us ready for to oversail them; and then they launched a boat and set up a standard of truce, and come and spake with me.

peeke

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And for that it was chuged, bi the said maister and wardons, that the said William Peeke shuld pay, for his leche craifte, v.s.

persia

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The Portuguese, under Albuquerque, had created an empire in the Persian Gulf and Indian shores a century earlier.

purgery

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Where a poun, the sayde Master and Wardonis syud the same John a poun a purgery: and so, be the mene of gentyl men and money, they were made acorde, and new swaryn to the Master and Wardonys.

regrator

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Regrators and engrossers shall be heavily punished.

rembrandt

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The vivid Rembrandt picture of the night-watch suggests the utter darkness of the narrow mediaeval lanes and alleys; while the regulations for rebuilding London give further suggestive details, e.g.

roundlets

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These Hoods were worn, the Roundlets upon their Heads, the Skirts to hang behind their Necks to keep them warm, the Tippet to lie on their Shoulder or to wind about their Necks.

scottish

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In London the character and credit of Scottish paper was at the lowest ebb, and the Bank of England was extremely shy of discounting bills drawn on London from Edinburgh.

seathe

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They drink milk in great quantity, but especially mare's milk if they have it: they seathe milk also in water, making it so thin that they may drink thereof.

shovelboard

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The more common sort divert themselves at Football; Wrestling, Cudgels, Ninepins, Shovelboard, Cricket, Stowball, Ringing of Bells, Quoits, pitching the Bar, Bull and Bear baiting, throwing at Cocks.

socman

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[18] Socman = A free holder of land.

stowball

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The more common sort divert themselves at Football; Wrestling, Cudgels, Ninepins, Shovelboard, Cricket, Stowball, Ringing of Bells, Quoits, pitching the Bar, Bull and Bear baiting, throwing at Cocks.

sussex

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Camden Society, New Series, 41) MANOR OF ALSISTUN, SUSSEX (p. XVIII) The reeve held one virgate for which he rendered no service so long as he kept his office.

tallaged

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He also granted that the Chirographers of the Chest of the Jews [keepers of the bonds] should be tallaged like other citizens.

thames

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Afterwards and before Pentecost, the Sheriffs of London, seeing that the water of Thames pertains to London, by precept of his lordship the King destroyed all the other wears from London to the sea.

undern

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No fish nor poultry to be bought for sale before undern.

unhelms

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Item: whoso unhelms himself twice, shall have no prize, without his horse fail him.

wrast

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Though it were never so fast Asunder it is wraste.