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FROM THE FIRST INVASION BY THE ROMANS
TO THE 14TH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF

QUEEN VICTORIA.

WITH CONVERSATIONS AT THE END OF EACH CHAPTER.

BY MRS. MARKHAM.

FOR THE USE OF YOUNG PERSONS.

New and Revised Edition (78th Thousand),

WITH NUMEROUS WOODCUTS.

LONDON:
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1854.

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Miso Katharina F. Grothers

Mrs. Markham's School Histories.

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HISTORY OF FRANCE.

From the Conquest of Gaul by Julius Cæsar to the Death of Louis-Philippe. By Mrs. Markham. New and Cheaper Edition. Woodcuts. 12mo. 6s.

HISTORY OF GERMANY. From the Invasion by

Marius to the Battle of Leipsic, 1813. On the Plan of Mrs. Markham. New and Cheaper Edition. Woodcuts. 12mo. 6s.

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[ISTORY OF GREECE. From the Earliest Times

to the Roman Conquest. With Supplementary Chapters on the History of Literature and Art. By William Smith, LL.D. Woodcuts. 12mo. 78. 6d.

These works are constructed on a plan novel and well chosen, and we are glad to find that they are so popular, for they cannot be too strongly recommended.Journal of Education.

ADVERTISEMENT.

This little work, which was originally begun for the use of my own children, is now offered to the public, in the hope that it may prove not unacceptable to those parents who, in putting a History of England into the hands of their children, are desirous to give them something more than a mere chronicle of events. It has been my object to relate, with as much detail as might be allowable, the most interesting and important parts of our history; and in the Conversations annexed to each Chapter I have endeavoured to trace, in some degree, the successive changes which have taken place in manners, arts, and civilization.

I have dwelt little on scenes of cruelty and fraud, as being objects which it is hurtful to a young mind to contemplate; and I have made but few observations on the good or bad motives of actions. A child whose mind is imbued with right feeling, will naturally see what is wrong and what is right, without having either expressly pointed out. I trust, however, that it will be easily seen to be the sincerest wish of my heart that my young readers

may be taught to think and feel in the true spirit of religion and virtue.

I have in general avoided saying the worst of a character, because few people are in reality so bad as they are often made to appear.-In the reigns subsequent to the Revolution, I have been altogether silent on party politics, which, after that period, become exceedingly complicated, and afford to children no interest whatever, and which they cannot in the least comprehend.

Many of the observations which I have put into the mouths of the children, and especially into that of the little girl, may, I fear, be thought frivolous; but I have thought it best to in

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