Excursions in the County of Sussex [By T.K. Cromwell]

 
9780217313544: Excursions in the County of Sussex [By T.K. Cromwell]

Dieses historische Buch kann zahlreiche Tippfehler und fehlende Textpassagen aufweisen. Käufer können in der Regel eine kostenlose eingescannte Kopie des originalen Buches vom Verleger herunterladen (ohne Tippfehler). Ohne Indizes. Nicht dargestellt. 1822 edition. Auszug: ...Duke of Normandy, landed with the army, that,; under him achieved the conquest of England: it had been previously subjected to the hostile arms of Godwin, Earl of Kent, who had ravaged this and several other sea-ports in the time of the Confessor. Its antiquity is undoubtedly very eminent. Somner considered it the Roman Anderida, as best agreeing with the description of that station by Gildas--' in littore occani ad meridiem'--'on the southern coast.' There have even not been wanting those, who make it one of the primeval British towns. But, the cause of the former importance of Pevensey, and perhaps the source of its existence, its convenience as a port, is no longer now in being; the sea having long left its ancient beach far inland, to make up, as it were, for its incursions upon other shores. Pevensey Castle has strong marks of having been originally a Roman fortification; bricks, evidently Roman, forming a considerable portion of its yet remaining materials. On surveying it, two culverins, lying in the, outer area, are nearly the first objects that attract notice. They appear to be of the age of Elizabeth; one of them bearing the initials, E. R. (Elizabetha Regina;) the length of this is 11, and that of the other, which has the letters W. P., 12 feet. The former also bears a rose and crown. Roth want carriages, and are partly covered with the earth, but their mouths directed to the ocean. The outer walls describe a circuit of seven acres, and remain still, to the height of more than 20 feet, in a state of tolerable preservation. The principal entrance is from the west or land side, between two round towers, in which are considerable layers of Roman brick, some single, others double,...

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