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C. I. 495); 1248 is also given as the date (Smith I. XXV. 83). 10) Ibid. 70-l. 9 ) R. 70. 8) I. C. I. 197. 7) te W. Gesch. I. 317. 's time, probably to propitiate the Count of Holland 1). Before Edward I. the merchants of Holland and Zealand played but a very subordinate part in England; they had no privileges there such as the Flemings and Germans enjoyed, who each had their own hansein London 2 ), and their names are very few in the registers of the eastern ports of Yarmouth, Boston and Lynn during the former half, and of London, Blakeney, N ewcastle, Southampton and Devonport during the latter half of the century 3).
187. - 5 ) Cassell's Gazetteer in Glamorganshire. - 8 ) Th. II. 361. 7 ) I. l. 187. 1066-1272 16 way. , when the country was so to say rent in twain by the adherents of Stephen and those of the widowed Ernpress Matilda, that the Ieaders of both parties called in the help of auxiliaries from all parts of France and Flanders. Stephen promised high pay, consisting of the landstobe taken from their antagonists, and the mercenaries came in large numbers, especially theFlemings and the Bretons 1). Even before this, however, in 1136it appears that Flemish mercenaries laid siege to Exeter, which at last for lack of provisionswas compelled to compound 2).
Gr. 104, 106. - 1 ) A. I. 56. - ") lbid. 28; Th. II. 17. 0 ) Ann. 152. 8 ) A. I. 28-9. 7 ) I. I. 648. ' 0) Th. II. 20. - 11 ) Ibid. 186-7, 189-90. - u) Ibid. 190. - 11) Sur. 221. 2 Bense, Low Dutch Element 1) 18 1066-1272 a blow at the baronage, but to be enabled to maintain a force of mercenaries instead of "tenants" 1), that during the rebellion of Hugh Bigod, the Earl of Lekester arrived at Walton with 3000 Flemings, who were defeated at St. Edmundsbury in 1073, after ravaging great parts ·of East Anglia, and that another army of Flemings succeeded in occupying Norwich the next year 2).
Anglo-Dutch Relations from the Earliest Times to the Death of William the Third: Being an Historical Introduction to a Dictionary of the Low-Dutch Element in the English Vocabulary by J. F. Bense Lit. Ph. D. (auth.)