A descriptive and historical guide to Ashby-de-la-Zouch and the neighbourhood

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T. Wayte, 1831 - 160 pages
 

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Page 92 - ... some of which had grown to an immense size. The ground, as if fashioned on purpose for the martial display which was intended, sloped gradually down on all sides to a level bottom, which was enclosed for the lists with strong palisades, forming a space of a quarter of a mile in length, and about half as broad.
Page 38 - Another letter, from an officer of the Revenge, states the following remarkable request of the illustrious deceased : " The late Marquess of Hastings, in a letter found amongst his papers after his death, requested that on his decease, his right hand might be cut off, and preserved until the death of the Marchioness, when it was to be interred in the same coffin with her Ladyship ! In pursuance of his direction the hand has heen amputated.

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