Hence the Mercian king must then have been the overlord of London.
Those holding their charters from a feudal superior and not from the crown were called burghs of regality, their magistrates and council being usually appointed by the overlord or his representative.
While observing all due formalities towards his overlord, there can be little doubt that Odainath aimed at independent empire; but during his lifetime no breach with Rome occurred.
She rolled her eyes, once again a test subject to the great overlord of the Immortals.
In 620 Pulakesin defeated Harsha, the powerful overlord of northern India, and established the Nerbudda as the boundary between the South and North.
Worn out by internal strife fostered by Haakon's emissaries, the Icelandic chiefs acknowledged the Norwegian king as overlord in 1262.
These are, indeed, expressly prohibited in the later charter of Bishop Johann Kvag (1294); and the distinctive character of the constitution of Copenhagen during the middle ages consisted in the absence of the free gild system, and the right of any burgher to pursue a craft under license from the Vogt (advocates) of the overlord and the city authorities.
His overlord claimed to dispose of his crown, and hawked it about among the princes of the West.
From the Thessalians the Macedonian king, as overlord, drew some thousand excellent troopers.
The viceroy of Egypt, Ismail Pasha, followed his suzerain's example in this respect, and was lavish in his bribes to his imperial overlord to obtain the extension of his own privileges and the establishment in Egypt of succession from father to son; these concessions were granted to him by the firmans of the 27th of May 1866 and the 8th of June 1867, in the latter of which the viceroy is addressed for the first time as " khedive."
The abbot became overlord of an extensive territory and bishop of several dioceses: now, though not a bishop, he is ordinary of seven dioceses.
Guy found his cause espoused in 1191 by the overlord of his house, Richard I.
Both these treaties seem to have been more favourable to England than to Scotland, and it is possible that William acknowledged John as overlord of his kingdom.
When at length Tiglathpileser died, in 7 27, the slumbering revolt became general; Israel refused the usual tribute to its overlord, and definitely threw in its lot with " Egypt."
had insisted on the right of wardship which he enjoyed as overlord of the island,' and he had appointed a commission of five barons to exercise his rights.
The king might still receive the same revenues and the same services from the district held by the lord as formerly, but for their payment a private person in his capacity as overlord was now responsible.
Contributing causes were Philip's support of the Scots and Edward's alliance with the Flemish cities, which were then on bad terms with their French overlord, and the revival of Edward's claim, first made in 1328, to the French crown.
At first he did this to gratify the Flemings, whose scruples in fighting their overlord, the French king, disappeared when they persuaded themselves that Edward was the rightful king of France.
At the time of the Domesday Survey it was owned by the abbey, which continued to be the overlord until the dissolution.
By the treaty of Shrewsbury (1265) he was recognized as overlord of Wales; and in return Simon de Montfort was supplied with Welsh troops for his last campaign.
Though most of the Silesian dynasts seemed ready to acquiesce, the burghers of Breslau fiercely repudiated the new suzerain, and before he could enforce his claims to homage he was ousted by the Hungarian king, Matthias Corvinus, who was readily recognized as overlord (1469) .
The farm lands were generally held at a rent from an overlord, who might according to times and circumstances be the king, a feudal prince, or a temple-corporation.
Thus it was the desire to secure his Jutish kingdom which induced Harold Klak, in 826, to sail up the Rhine to Ingelheim, and there accept baptism, with his wife, his son Godfred and 400 of his suite, acknowledging the emperor as his overlord, and taking back with him to Denmark the missionary monk Ansgar.
Roger, freed from the utmost danger, recovered ground, sacked Capua and forced Sergius to acknowledge him as overlord of Naples.
There were already Jews who wished to make terms with their overlord at all costs.
It is also worth mentioning that it was usual to read the police by-laws of a town at regular intervals to the assembled citizens in a morning-speech (Morgensprache).2 To turn to Italy, the country for so many centuries in close political connexion with Germany, the foremost thing to be noted is that here the towns grew to even greater independence, many of them in the end acknowledging no overlord whatever after the yoke of the German kings had been shaken off.
after long subjection to a powerful overlord, rose and reasserted its independence immedi~tely on hearing of his death.
The terms were that they should give hostages, that they should depart for ever from Wessex, and that their king Guthrum should do homage to Alfred as overlord, and submit to be baptized, with thirty of his chiefs, Not only were all these conditions punctually fulfilled, but (what is more astonishing) the Danes had been so thoroughly cured of any desire to try their luck against the great king that hey left him practically unmolested for fourteen years (878892).
The minor sovereigns of Britain owned him as overlord, as they had owned his grandfather Edgar.
Five years later this legislation was supplemented by the statute Quia Emptores, equally beneficial to king and barons, which provided that subtenants should not be allowed to make over land to other persons, retaining the nominal possession and feudal rights over it, but should be compelled to sell it out and out, so that their successor in title stood to the overlord exactly as the seller had done~ Hitherto they had been wont to dispose of the whole or parts of their estates while maintaining their feudal rights over it, so that the ultimate landlord could not deal directly with the new occupant, whose reliefs, wardship, &c., fell to the intermediate holder who had sold away the land.
But now,, when Edward met the Scottish magnates, who had asked for his services as arbitrator, he demanded that they should acknowledge that he was acting as suzerain and overlord Of the whole kingdom of Scotland.
In return Baliol did him homage as overlord of the whole kingdom of Scotland.
All these regions, it must be nated, were to be held for the future free of any homage or acknowledgment of allegiance to an overlord, in perpetuity, and in the manner in which the kings of France had held them.
Many of the counts of northern France did homage to him as their overlord, and Richard I., duke of Normandy, was both his vassal and his brother-in-law.
Sometimes they were sent to organize and govern a march, sometimes they were rewarded with benefices, and as, with the growth of feudalism, these developed into hereditary fiefs, the word vassus or vassallus was naturally retained as implying the relation to the king as overlord, and was extended to the holders of all fiefs whether capital or mediate.
By this geographical name is probably meant all western Syria and Palestine with Raphia - " the (first) city of the Ka-n-`-na " - for the south-west boundary towards the desert.2 In the letters sent by governors and princes of Palestine to their Egyptian overlord 3 - commonly known as the Tel-el-Amarna tablets - we find the two forms Kinahhi and Kinahna, corresponding to Kena' and Kena`an respectively, and standing, as Ed.
In Chanda and Deogarh the Gond rajas were suffered by Raghoji Bhonsla and his successor to carry on a shadowy existence for a while, in order to give them an excuse for avoiding the claims of the peshwa as their overlord; though actually decisions in important matters were sought at Poona.
Grimoald of Benevento rebelled against his overlord; the possession of Venice and Dalmatia was disputed by the two empires; and Istria was brought into subjection.
Every man, as Wycliffe taughtusing the feudal analogies of contemporary societyis Gods tenant-inchief, directly responsible for his acts to his overlord; the pope is always thrusting himself in between, like a mesne-tenant, and destroying the touch between God and man by his interference.
In the extremity of his fortunes he had recourse himself to Otto, making a formal cession of the Italian kingdom, in his own name and that of his son Adalbert, to the Saxon as his overlord.
As ruler of the nation the high priest paid its tribute to Egypt, its overlord.
'of' - Already in 1783 the Conde de Aranda had suggested to the Spanish king the scheme of setting up three SpanishAmerican kingdoms bound to Spain by perpetual treaties of alliance and reciprocity and by frequent royal intermarriages, and with the king of Spain as overlord.
It became a mesne borough by the charter granted by John in 1201, which provided that the town should be a free borough, the burgesses to be free and quit of all tolls, and made William de Briwere overlord.
The Moslems of Sicily were busy in civil wars; Arabs fcught against Berbers, both against the African overlord.
The towns and districts left without a ruler by no means designed to throw off the authority of the overlord; they sought the good will of Pope Martin.
His position is rather that of an overlord, or Bretwalda, like Agamemnon's among the Achaean anaktes.
The Dutch, in fact, speedily became the predominant European race throughout the Malay Archipelago, defeating the British by superior energy and enterprise, and the trading-posts all along the western and southern coasts of Borneo were presently their exclusive possessions, the sultan of Bantam, who was the overlord of these districts, ceding his rights to the Dutch.
In 1878, through the instrumentality of Mr (afterwards Sir) Alfred Dent, the sultan of Sulu was induced to transfer to a syndicate, formed by Baron Overbeck and Mr Dent, all his rights in North Borneo, of which, as has been seen, he had been from time immemorial the overlord.
Meanwhile, their overlord, the emperor Joseph II.
In the 8th century Glastonbury was already a borough owned by the abbey, which continued to be overlord till the Dissolution.
He granted to the abbot of the Sakya monastery in southern Tibet the title of tributary sovereign of the country, head of the Buddhist church, and overlord over the numerous barons and abbots, and in return was officially crowned by the abbot as ruler over the extensive domain of the Mongol empire.
He was therefore unable to resist the German king, and was obliged to surrender to him all his lands except Bohemia and Moravia, and to recognize Rudolph as his overlord.
Assuming that he was overlord of Hungary, he declared that its crown should fall to the house of Anjou.
It established the usual type of government under a bailiff (schout) and judicial assessors (scabini, or schoppenen), the overlord's supremacy being guarded, and an appeal lying from the court of the scabini, in case of their disagreement, to Utrecht.
The Frisian peasants and fisher folk loved their independence, and were equally refractory to the rule of any distant overlord, whether count or bishop. Dirk VI.
He was definitely recognized as overlord by all the other Anglo-Saxon kings of his day except Eadbald of Kent.
They slew Redulfking of Northumbriain 844, took London in 851, despite all the efforts of Burgred of Mercia, and forced that sovereign to make repeated appeals for help to A~lthe1wulf as his overlord.
Aslong as he lived England was the centre of a great Northern empire, for Canute reconquered Norway, which had lapsed into independence after his fathers death, and extended his power into the Baltic. Moreover, all the so-called Scandinavian colonists in the Northern Isles and Ireland owned him as overlord.
Unwilling to grant a request counter to the papal claim (based on the forged Donation of Constantine) to dominion over the islands of the sea, Adrian made Henry a conciliatory proposal, namely, that the king should become hereditary feudal possessor of Ireland while recognizing the pope as overlord.
Whatever, immortal overlord of the universe!
The date for Overlord was pushed back to the end of May to allow for the building of more landing craft.
overlord of each town will receive a portion of the money made in that town.
overlord of this manor.
The vassal might therefore become an overlord, granting part of his fief to one who then became vassal to him.
Since the barony then fell into abeyance, the Bedford adopted the symbol of the eagle to remind themselves that they had no overlord.
Visited the castle of the local daimyo - feudal overlord - which was more impressive from the outside than inside.
Some of what he learned was amusing, such as the tale of Xenu, the evil Galactic overlord.
Russia, still regarding itself as imperial overlord of its former colonies, is trying to hold the US at arm's length.
A few years later the entire team appeared to perish destroying once and for all the alien overlord behind Gallacter.
overlord states and finally they will vanish.
operation overlord which took place on June 6th 1944 (D Day) was the greatest amphibious operation undertaken in the history of war.
swaggered back into the study with the panache of the overlord in a classical samurai film.
During the disintegration of the Roman empire Clermont suffered as much perhaps from capture and pillage as any city in the country; its history during the middle ages chiefly records the struggles between its bishops and the counts of Auvergne, and between the citizens and their overlord the bishop. It was the seat of seven ecclesiastical councils, held in the years 535, 549, 587, 1095, 1110, 1124 and 1130; and of these the council of 1095 is for ever memorable as that in which Pope Urban II.
The name appears in Domesday, the suffix designating -the former insular, marshy character of the district; while the prefix is generally taken to indicate the name of a Saxon overlord, Beormund.
is to be referred to this age, its people fled southwards and appealed for protection to the overlord of Edom (see UzzIAH).
Ten minutes later, he swaggered back into the study with the panache of the overlord in a classical samurai film.
This fantasy game will play just like the other Overlord games.
Using both the Nunchuk and Wii Remote, you'll be able to control your Overlord with one and your "minions" with the other.
If you're looking for pertinent information surrounding the hugely popular video game, then look no further than this Overlord FAQ.
In this Overlord FAQ, we hope to address some of the pressing questions you may have about the game, its gameplay, and its story.
Overlord is officially billed as an action-adventure game, but it certainly has elements related to role-playing games and real-time strategy games.
At this time, two versions of Overlord exist.
At its core, you take control over the Overlord as he controls his army of minions.
Although the Overlord is the official main character, he never speaks.
In this way, Overlord is similar in scope to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
The ESRB rates Overlord as a game suitable for teens aged 13 and older.
Overlord was released in June 2007, but an expansion pack is already in the works for both the Xbox 360 and the PC versions.
This downloadable expansion pack is called Overlord: Raising Hell''.
If the answer to your question was not found in this Overlord FAQ, you can either pose the question through the comment form below or contact the video game developer and publisher directly.
If you're a fan of role playing games and can't live without experiencing everything that a game has to offer, then you'll definitely want to learn more about Velvet from Overlord.
For those of you who don't know, Overlord is one of the best games to be released in 2007, boasting features from a variety of gaming genres.
Although it is technically listed as an action-adventure game, Overlord also has aspects of real-time strategy, RPG, and platform-style video games.
In a nutshell, this title places you in control of the Overlord who must conquer the neighboring lands currently ruled by corrupt ruling heroes.
You can also upgrade these minions and their abilities, which is where Overlord Velvet comes into play.
Velvet from Overlord is one of two sisters who are vying for your affection.
She is a potential mistress for the Overlord.
She is also very demanding, firmly requesting presents and gifts from Overlord.
Overlord Velvet also refers to these minions as pixies.
And that's how you unlock Overlord Velvet!
He was but twenty years old when he stamped out, with the help of his overlord, Henry I.
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