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7) 1066-1272 15 large numbers in Henry's time- whatever the cause of their emigration may have been- that Henry did not quite know what to do with them, until he hit upon the plan of planting them out as a kind of military colony in South Wales, which he reinforced once or twice; for we have found that such deportations took place in 1105, 1106 and 1111 1 ). It is quite possible that Henry sent the Flemings to Wales to keep the Welshin check, for he and his successors seem to have had constant fighting with them 2).

Ann. 153; A. I. 25. - •) A. I. 40. - 1) Ibid. 29 note •. •) In King John's reign, a century later, we hear of the Flemings of Pembroke being forced to do hernage to Llewellyn (Gr. 166). 1) Th. II. 20-1. The particulars we owe to the kindness of Prof. A. Mawer and Dr. R. Paterson. 1 ) Ibid. 20. 8 ) Th. II. 154. 7) Ibid. 21; Gr. 165. 1) 20 1272-1520 SMAll IN FL~MISH TH~ (THOst a·. 12TH SETTLlM~NTS C~NTURY. D(C) WtfU: COLOMfESJ 1066-1272 21 came harne from Wales, of the coatsofmailand thelargeFlemish horses, of the strength and the fighting power of Strongbow's companions; and when about the year 1169 Dermot Mac-Morrogh, Kingof Leinster, overcome by neighbouring chiefs and dethroned by his own subjects, was granted permission by Henry II.

I. 317. 's time, probably to propitiate the Count of Holland 1). Before Edward I. the merchants of Holland and Zealand played but a very subordinate part in England; they had no privileges there such as the Flemings and Germans enjoyed, who each had their own hansein London 2 ), and their names are very few in the registers of the eastern ports of Yarmouth, Boston and Lynn during the former half, and of London, Blakeney, N ewcastle, Southampton and Devonport during the latter half of the century 3).

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