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Excerpt from Time-Honoured Lancaster, Richard II. Act I. Scene I: Historic Notes on the Ancient Borough of Lancaster, Written, Collected and CompiledIt is thirty-eight years since the last History of Lancaster appeared. That History was written and... MoreExcerpt from Time-Honoured Lancaster, Richard II. Act I. Scene I: Historic Notes on the Ancient Borough of Lancaster, Written, Collected and CompiledIt is thirty-eight years since the last History of Lancaster appeared. That History was written and compiled by the late Rev. Robert Simpson, m.a., of Queens College, Cambridge, sometime incumbent of St. Lukes Church, Skerton. Two other Histories of the Borough were published before Mr. Simpsons one by Mr. J. Hall, in 1801, and the other by Mr. C. Clark, in 1807. Many things have happened since 1852, the year when the last History was published, and the ancient City of the Lune has once more, phoenix-like, risenfrom its ashes, and within it a spirit of life and activity prevails, such as our fore-fathers could scarcely have dreamed probable or possible. So many changes have occurred during the last thirty years that it seems unnecessary to offer any apology for venturing to issue a work of the Character now presented to the public, - a work presented not without feelings of diffidence - I had almost said of fear and trembling. That it may not prove altogether useless or an abortive effort, is the earnest h0pe of the writer who has spared neither time nor pains to arrive at facts, and to clothe the same in a phraseology acceptable at least.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.