The White Friar Tower, Newcastle, Sixteenth Century.
Image from page 50 of "History of Newcastle and Gateshead" (1884)Identifier: historyofnewcast03welf Title: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookidhistoryofnewcast03welf">History of Newcastle and Gateshead Year: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookyear1884">1884 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookdecade1880">1880s) Authors: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookauthorWelford__Richard__1836_1919">Welford, Richard, 1836-1919 Subjects: Publisher: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookpublisherLondon__W__Scott">London, W. Scott Contributing Library: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookcontributorRobarts___University_of_Toronto">Robarts - University of Toronto Digitizing Sponsor: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/booksponsorUniversity_of_Toronto">University of Toronto View Book Page: https://archive.org/stream/historyofnewcast03welf/historyofnewcast03welf#page/n50/mode/1up" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Book Viewer About This Book: https://archive.org/details/historyofnewcast03welf" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Catalog Entry View All Images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookidhistoryofnewcast03welf">All Images From Book Click here to https://archive.org/stream/historyofnewcast03welf/historyofnewcast03welf#page/n50/mode/1up" rel="noreferrer nofollow">view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: H CENTURY. 39 saw a chapel of the town with a Mason Dieu, with a water gate anda square hall place for the town. Gray, writing additions to hisChorographia during the Commonwealth, puts in a couple of linesabout this clock or its successor :— In this Sandhill standeth the town-court or Guild-hall, where is held three guilds every year by themayor and burgesses to offer up their grievances, where the mayorkeepeth his court every Monday, and the sheriff hath his countycourt upon Wednesday and Friday. Then come the added lines— Above the gate into this court is a clock-house, which speaks to usthe hours of the day, chimes at five and eleven of the clock. Camden, whose Britannia was published this year, describesNewcastle as the eye of the north, the hearth that warmeth the southpart of this kingdom with fire—an Egypt to all the shires in thenorth (in time of famine) for bread. All quarters of the countrycomes with money in their purses to buy corn to feed their familiesthis summer. Text Appearing After Image: The White Friar Tower, Newcastle, Sixteenth Century. 40 NEWCASTLE AND GATESHEAD. [1587. 1587. 29 and 30 Elizabeth. Bishop of Durham—Richard Barnes. Mayor ajid Sheriff of Newcastle till Michaelmas :— Henry Chapman, Mayor, and Robert Dudley, Sheriff. Mayor and Sheriff elected at Michaelmas :— Mayor—Edward Lewin. Arms : Argent, a bend bretess^ gules ; over all a portcullis in chief azure. Sheriff—Robert Eden. Arms : Azure, three helmets or ; in chief a crescent argent. MONG the leading events of this year were the deathof bishop Barnes, the execution of Mary Queen ofScots, and the puritan crusade against persecution.Here, in the North, were great fears of a Spanishinvasion; for it was reported that the king of Spainwas rapidly completing a great naval armament, which might beexpected to arrive at any time upon the coast — perhaps atTynemouth. February 7. Mark Shafto, alderman, Robert Dudley, sheriff of Newcastle,Nicholas Tempest and Thomas Bates, gentlemen, were appointedto t Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.
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