A Brief Survey Of British History

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CONTENTS LIST OF GENEALOGICAL TABLES LIST OF MAPS NOTES ON ILLUSTRATIONS CHAP/ 1. The Beginnings. Roman Britain. The English Invasions 2. The Coining of Christianity 3. The Union of England under the Kings of Wessex. Alfred and the Danes 4. The End of Anglo-Saxon England. Danes and Normans in England 5. The Norman Conquest. Feudalism 6. The Worst Evils of Feudalism. The Restoration of Order 7. English Kings and their Continental Possessions. Richard I and the Third Crusade 8. MagnaCarta. The Evolution of ...
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CONTENTS LIST OF GENEALOGICAL TABLES LIST OF MAPS NOTES ON ILLUSTRATIONS CHAP/ 1. The Beginnings. Roman Britain. The English Invasions 2. The Coining of Christianity 3. The Union of England under the Kings of Wessex. Alfred and the Danes 4. The End of Anglo-Saxon England. Danes and Normans in England 5. The Norman Conquest. Feudalism 6. The Worst Evils of Feudalism. The Restoration of Order 7. English Kings and their Continental Possessions. Richard I and the Third Crusade 8. MagnaCarta. The Evolution of Parliament in England 9. The Making of Scotland 10. Edward I in Wales and Scotland 11. The Struggle for Scottish Independence. Wallace and Bruce 12. The Hundred Years' War 13. The Black Death and the Peasants 14. Wyclif and the Lollards 15. The Wars of the Roses 16. The Reformation in England: First Period 17. The Reformation in England: Second Period 18. The Unlucky House of Stewart 19. Mary Stewart and the Reformation in Scotland Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.Keywords: Reformation In England Saxon England Parliament In England Scotland Lollards Feudalism Magnacarta Maps Kings Of Wessex English Kings Wars Of The Roses Norman Conquest Third Crusade Genealogical Tables Scottish Independence Wyclif Roman Britain Hundred Years War Edward I Richard I
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  • ISBN-13: 9781406725797
  • Publisher: Hesperides Press
  • Publication date: 11/12/2006
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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a monk, but while Bede was a scholar, Dunstan was not only a scholar but a statesman also. Ol . Tt .u j f i j Statesmen; He was the adviser of two kings, and Dunstan, practically regent for a third; he went Archbishop of r .,, ., J . . . . Canterbury, 960. with the king on campaigns against the Danes; he kept the royal treasure. As in addition he was Archbishop of Canterbury, we can understand that he was much the most powerful man in the kingdom. He was the first man to be great both as a cleric and as a statesman. But there were many who followed in his steps. In fact, until the reign of Henry VIII. the greatest ministers of our kings were almost always clerics. They were far more able and enlightened than the ignorant warriors and nobles who formed the king's court, and they did a great work for England. As we shall see later, one of these church-statesmen, Stephen Langton, had much to do with obtaining for us our Magna Carta. The Church, then, gave us the beginnings of our national unity; she did much to give us peace at home and a better sense of what was lawful and right; she gave us scholars, and she gave us statesmen. III. —THE UNION OF ENGLAND UNDER THE KINGS OF WESSEX. ALFRED AND THE DANES. Out of the number of little Saxon kingdoms which existed at first in England, it happened that now one and then another grew more powerful than Rise of its neighbours, and held a vague kind of Wessex. sway over the rest. First of all Northumbria obtained such a position, and afterwards Mercia. When (M595) C this was so, the King of Northumbria or Mercia was called a Bretwalda, or overlord. Thus King Edwin of Northumbria and King Offa of Mercia were called Bretwaldas. In the year800, however, a new kingdom rose to the chief power. This was Wessex. E...
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