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local_library Domesday Tables For The New Forest
Domesday transcribed to tables. Showing details as they were for Tenant in Chief, Undertenant and Saxon Holder.
Francis Henry Baring   1909   28
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Domesday Tables For The New Forest

From the author: The attempt to reduce Domesday to a tabular form needs no apology.

Tables are horrible to most of us and many things are to be found in Domesday besides figures, but after all the main object of Domesday was to record statistics and it is well to have them in a convenient form; indeed without tables it is almost impossible to appreciate the facts recorded, for it is very difficult by merely reading the text to get a general view of even one feature in a single county.

It is in the hope of assisting the student to general views of the country as described in Domesday, not for the sake of the detail, that these tables have been printed ; but also that his general views may not be founded only upon county totals and averages.

local_library Early Wars Of Wessex
Casting new light (as of the time) on the 'Dark Ages'. Compiled from fragmentary records.
Albany F Major   1913   267
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Early Wars Of Wessex

Albany F Major (1858 to 1925)

The fragmentary nature of the records which tell us how Britain became England has led to many attempts at a reconstruction of the story from unwritten evidence. The reason, and perhaps the justification, for these endeavours is to be found in the fact that much of the early history of these islands remains writ large on the face of the country, if only we had the knowledge and ability to interpret the signs aright.

The following studies are based upon considerable personal knowledge of the west country, and an intimate acquaintance with the localities which figure more prominently in the argument.

local_library Historical Record Of The 67th South Hampshire Regiment
The 67th from 1758 (Foundation) to 1849.
Richard Cannon   1849   92
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Historical Record Of The 67th South Hampshire Regiment

An account of the original formation of the regiment in 1758. The Stations at which it has been from time to time employed. The Battles, Sieges, and other Military Operations in which it has been engaged, particularly specifying any Achievement it may have performed, and the Colours, Trophies it may have captured from the Enemy.

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local_library Memorials Of Old Hampshire
The New Forest is described here by Willingham F Rawnsley.
G E Jeans   1906   327
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Memorials Of Old Hampshire

From the text: The oldest existing perambulation of the New Forest, made in 1280, shows the bounds to be east and west, the Southampton river and the Avon; south, the sea-coast; north, the line running east and west from Owerbridge to North Charford. This detail is preserved in the Chapter House of Westminster.

The officers of the Forest ranged from the Lord Warden and his lieutenant to a verminer and sub-verminer, between whom came a riding forester, a bow-bearer, two rangers, two woodwards, four verderers, two stewards, twelve regarders, nine foresters or master-keepers, and thirteen (originally fifteen) under-foresters or groomkeepers.

local_library Recollections Of Royalty, The Death Of William Rufus Vol 1
Royal history explained from William Rufus in 1100.
Charles C Jones   1828   432
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Recollections Of Royalty, The Death Of William Rufus Vol 1

Charles Chadwicke Jones (1800 to 1852)

Preface: From numerous diaries, memoirs, histories of particular reigns, state papers, private MSS, and other scarce and authenticated sources of historical information, much new light has been thrown upon many hitherto mysterious, controversial, and confused affairs of state, during particular periods of English history.

From the text: William (surnamed Rufus), the third son of the Conqueror, succeeded his father on the throne of England; but inherited neither his wisdom, nor his steady greatness. No marked alteration for the better in the general state of England, characterizes his reign, though the seeds of national improvement sown by the Conqueror were gradually but silently unfolding themselves.


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