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ENGLAND,

FROM THE

INVASION OF JULIUS CÆSAR TO THE REIGN
OF VICTORIA.

BY MRS. MARKHAM, pound,
E. C. Penrose

A NEW EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED.

WITH QUESTIONS,

ADAPTED T SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES.

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BY ELIZA ROBBINS,

AUTHOR OF AMERICAN POPULAR LESSONS," ETC., ETC.

NEW-YORK:

D. APPLETON & COMPANY, 200 BROADWAY,

HARVARD
UNIVERSITY
LIBRARY
047*172

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the vear 1848,
BY ELIZA ROBBINS,

the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.

P EFACE

THE History of England, entitled Mrs. Markham's, was written by a mother for the instruction of her own children, and it has been, and still is, extensively used in England. In its original form the construction is essentially domestic, and to the narrative portions are appended conversations between a mother and children on that most important part of history, the successive changes that have taken place in Britain, and other civilized countries, in manners, arts, and humanity.

Agreeable as this form of instruction may be in a family, it is altogether inconvenient in a school. There is nothing more needed in our schools than good histories; not the dry compends in present use, but elementary works that shall suggest the moral uses of history, and the Providence of God manifest in the affairs of men.

Mrs. Markham's History was used by that model for all teachers, the late Dr. Arnold, master of the great English school at Rugby, and agrees in its character with his enlightened and pious views of teaching history.

It is now several years since I adapted this History to the form and the price acceptable in the

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