Definition of Fyrds
1. fyrd [n] - See also: fyrd
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Literary usage of Fyrds
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Conquest of England by John Richard Green (1884)
"Here, however, the local fyrds fought as resolutely as in Hamton- shire. ... landing-place of Charmouth;' but in 845 the fyrds of Somerset and Dorset, ..."
2. A History of England and the British Empire by Arthur Donald Innes (1913)
"The king summoned the fyrds of the shires round London, proclaiming that good ... The fyrds responded to the summons, Odo was crushed, an expedition from ..."
3. The Foundations of England; Or, Twelve Centuries of British History (B.C. 55 by James Henry Ramsay (1898)
"Two fyrds, however, were raised, one under Eadric, probably acting as the ... Cooperation having thus been rendered impossible, the fyrds Parted and broke ..."
4. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1918)
"It was evidently chosen as a convenient meeting-place for the fyrds of Somerset. Hants, and Wilts. For the men of N. Somerset there would be a natural route ..."
5. The Foundations of England: Or, Twelve Centuries of British History (B.C. 55 by James Henry Ramsay (1898)
"Two fyrds, however, were raised, one under Eadric, probably acting as the ... Cooperation having thus been rendered impossible, the fyrds parted and broke ..."
6. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"... and the history of the reign is a blank save for the notice of a brilliant victory gained over the invaders at the mouth of the Parret by the fyrds of ..."
7. A Short History of the English People by John Richard Green (1907)
"... led the fyrds of Somerset and WESSEX AND THE 802 last hard fighting gained the realm a little respite ; in 858 TO Dorset to drive the invaders from the ..."
8. Alfred the Great: The Truth Teller, Maker of England, 848-899 by Beatrice Adelaide Lees (1915)
"... fyrds of Mercia and Wessex met the invaders at Nottingham on the Trent, one of the " Five Boroughs" of the later Danelaw, where they had apparently ..."