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1730 - Gent, Thomas - History of York (4)

Allusion
Date 1730
Author Gent, Thomas
Title History of York
Mentions Wakefield; West Riding; Aggbrig; York; Richard Duke of York; Edward IV; York Castle; John Green [for George à Greene], Pinder of Wakefield; Robin Hood

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-06. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-28.

Allusion

Wakefield, a fair, uniform, large Town, well situated in the W. R. and Agbridge 100, 20 Miles S. of York, with 2 Markets on Thursdays and Fridays for Cloth, Provisions, &c. a great Clothing Town. It is noted for a Battle between the Houses of Lancaster and York, where Richard Duke of York Father to Edw. IV. was slain, whose Head was afterwards crown'd with Ivy at York Castle. In this Town was born John Green, the famous Pinder, who fought Robin Hood so manfully. It stands on the River Calder, over which is a fair Stone Bridge, and on it a fine Chapel, built by the said King Edward IV. in Memory of, and to pray for those, who with his Father lost their Lives in that Battle.[1]

IRHB comments

"John Green" is a slip for George à Greene.

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