EARLY HISTORY OF BRIGHTON. 23
consequence; for William the Conqueror gave all poor king Harold's possessions to his son-in-law, William de Warren.
" Perhaps," Edward said, " you will not think it worth while to notice the next thing my book mentions; which is, that a charter for a weekly market was obtained for the town of Brighton, in 1313."
Lewis thought it was a sign of its being, even at so early a period, a place of some consequence ; and supposed it had been getting larger and richer ever since, until it had grown into what they saw it.
Edward told him he was in a great hurry to finish the story; but that the thievish Danes had no mind for letting Brighton alone so quietly,