Oldcastle sentence example

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  • St Paul's in 1396; and the doom of Sir John Oldcastle was sealed at the latter place in 1413.

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  • He practised as an ecclesiastical lawyer, was an assessor at the trial of Oldcastle, and in 1415 was made dean of the Court of Arches.

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  • The story of Falstaff originated partly in Henry's early friendship for Oldcastle (q.v.).

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  • With Oldcastle Henry used his personal influence in vain, and the gravest domestic danger was Lollard discontent.

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  • But Oldcastle escaped from the Tower before the day fixed for his execution, and framed a wild plot for slaying or deposing his persecutor.

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  • On the eve of his departure he detected and quelled a plot as wild and futile as that of Oldcastle.

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  • This was Sir John Oldcastle, in right of his wife, Lord Cobham, "the good Lord Cobham" as the common people called him.

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  • Oldcastle was convicted, but was imprisoned for forty days in the Tower in hope that he might recant.

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  • In the end Oldcastle was burnt for an obstinate heretic (Dec. 1417).

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  • Two appeared about the time of the martyrdom of Oldcastle - The Ploughman's Prayer and the Lanthorne of Light.

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  • In 1413 he took a leading part in the proceedings against Sir John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham, and in the following year he died on the 19th of February, and was buried at Canterbury.

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