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The major suppliers were not townsmen but prominent Sevsk clerks.
The townsmen were reminded that their shops and businesses were protected only because of the security that the magnates' arms provided and the landless gentry were fobbed off with promises of equal status with the nobility.
In a model of accessible scholarship, Professor Atkins lays out Minnesota's achievement of statehood amidst the competing interests of indigenous natives, traders, farmers, townsmen, and politicians.
Class is in session," he sneers confidently when he finally gives the terrorized townsmen a lesson in how to satisfy women.
THE BURRY MAN, 1971 Following an ancient pagan tradition, one of the townsmen of Queensferry, Lothian, dresses up as the remarkable Burry Man every summer - parading through the streets, frightening children and keeping the ancient custom alive.
The advance was made along the main path leading into the town, and the townsmen had fortified this path with tree trunks and pits in which they were concealed with their guns.
By and large, she says, the minor local lairds and townsmen are concerned with their immediate personal and local needs, she says, but their responses to the Reformation enhance the larger picture of the Scottish urban Reformation and reveal close and sometimes parallel tendencies and patterns of reform across Europe.
The medieval townsmen differed from the peasants in their thoughts and attitudes, but also in their living environment.
My dog-eared copy of The Federalist Papers, Hamilton, Madison and Jay's brilliant essays promoting the Constitution, features a wonderful illustration on its cover: A man in a tri-corner hat is reading a newspaper aloud to an engaged group of fellow townsmen.
Indeed, the man who was once pictured having his hair cut at the barber shop in Bentonville for a national US business magazine under the headline A $5 haircut for a $5bn head' is still held in great affection by his fellow townsmen.
Scrope and Mowbray raised an army of eight or nine thousand townsmen and country people on Shipton Moor outside York.