The Danes hailed his son Canute, a lad of eighteen, as king, but many of the English, though they had submitted to a hard-handed conqueror like Sweyn, were not prepared to be handed over like slaves to his untried successor.
But the colonists rallied, and cut to pieces a great Irish army at Athenry (1316), while in the next year Roger Mortimer, a hard-handed baron of the Welsh march, crossed with reinforcements and drove back Edward Bruce into the north.
No worthy successor could be foundEngland had many hard-handed soldiers but no more statesmen of Bedfords calibre.
But the obstinate and hard-handed Warwick beat them down again and again, and the old Lancastrian party was Battle of almost exterminated when the last of its chiefs went Hexham.
The word usage examples above have been gathered from various sources to reflect current and historial usage. They do not represent the opinions of YourDictionary.com.