The Life and Letters of Edward A. Freeman, D.C.L., LL. D. - Vol. 2

The Life and Letters of Edward A. Freeman, D.C.L., LL. D. - Vol. 2

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The Life and Letters of Edward A. Freeman, D.C.L., LL. D. - Vol. 2

The Life and Letters of Edward A. Freeman, D.C.L., LL. D. - Vol. 2

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A.D. 1870-1875.

THREE volumes of the History of the Norman Conquest had now been published, and Freeman's claim to take a high rank amongst the historians of his country was fully established. The University of Oxford recognized his merits by conferring upon him the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law in June, 1870. The Latin speeches with which the candidates selected for this honour are presented in the Sheldonian Theatre were made by Mr. Bryce, at that time the Regius Professor of Civil Law. He introduced Freeman in the following terms:-- 'Virum vobis praesento Universitatis nostrae decus insigne, quem Oxonienses omnes honoris atque salutis Academiae semper studiosissimum novistis, in originibus . . .

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