Outlines of the history of England: for families and schools

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Christian Knowledge Society's Press, 1848 - Всего страниц: 256
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Стр. 154 - I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too ; and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe should dare to invade the borders of my realm ; to which rather than any dishonour shall grow by me, I myself will take up arms, I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field.
Стр. 86 - John, his father, once demanded ten thousand marks from a Jew of Bristol; and on his refusal, ordered one of his teeth to be drawn every day till he should comply. The Jew lost seven teeth, and then paid the sum required of him...
Стр. 134 - He is a prince of a most royal carriage, and hath a princely heart ; and rather than he will miss or want any part of his will he will endanger the one half of his kingdom.
Стр. 131 - They are most of them," subjoined he, " my retainers, who are come to do me service at this time, when they know I am honoured with your majesty's presence." The king started a little, and said, " By my faith, my lord, I thank you for your good cheer, but I must not allow my laws to be broken in my sight. My attorney must speak with you.
Стр. 219 - ... government; and his administration lasted during twelve of the most eventful years in the English history. With a view to relieve the people of Great Britain from part of the burden of the taxes, it had been resolved by the ministry to tax the North American colonies ; and in 1761 an act was passed to impose stamp duties upon them. This act was received in America with the greatest indignation. The colonists contended that as they were not represented in the imperial parliament, it was beyond...
Стр. 196 - Boon after surrendered themselves prisoners of war. While these events were passing in Spain and Portugal, Marlborough was pursuing his glorious career in Flanders and Germany. The first great blow given to the French monarch was at the celebrated battle of Blenheim, in 1704, between the French under Marshal Tallard, and the" allies under Marlborough and Prince Eugene.
Стр. 143 - Edward was so far from receiving benefit from her nostrums that he soon after died, on the 6th of July, 1553, in the sixteenth year of his age and seventh of his reign.
Стр. 196 - In 1706, Marlborough defeated Marshal Villeroy, at Ramillies ; ajid the whole country of Brabant fell into his power. In 1708, the victory of Oudenarde threw almost the whole of Flanders into the hands of the allies. The following year was remarkable for the bloody battle of Malplaquet, and the surrender of the town of Mons.
Стр. 58 - However, when he came to demand the execution of these engagements, he received an absolute denial; the king shrewdly observing, that it was not his custom to throw off his clothes till he went to bed.

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