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TWO THOUSAND QUESTIONS
English History, Manners and Customs, Literature, Celebrated Characters,
Being a Companion to the VICTORIA HISTORY OF ENGLAND.
By ARTHUR BAILEY THOMPSON.
The above may be had bound with the Victoria History of England,
Page 25, line 1-for "A.D. 925," read " A.D. 945."
"Their son was the Earl of Richmond," read "Their grandson was the Earl of Richmond."
"Margaret of York," read "Elizabeth of York."
In offering this work to the public a few words are necessary by way of introduction and explanation.
The plan of the work is this:-Each Sovereign's reign is a complete chapter in itself. At the head of every chapter is placed the name of the Monarch; the date of his birth, accession, and death; to whom he was married; and where he was buried.
Then follows a summary, concisely written, of the events of the reign, which embraces all the points necessary to be noticed in a school History of England.
After the summary several distinct paragraphs succeed, arranged, as nearly as possible, chronologically, under separate headings, each descriptive of some characteristic event occurring during the reign, and each forming a complete narrative. These paragraphs illustrate the wars, the treasonable plots, the growth of the constitution, the costume, manners, and customs of the people, and the celebrated contemporary characters.
The illustrations have been very carefully selected, and have mostly been drawn from original authorities. They will be found in themselves to be a complete pictorial history of costume, civil, military, and naval architecture, implements of war, agriculture and industry, furniture, gold and silver work, coinage, and manners and customs of the people. These pictures have an additional value from the fact of their being exact copies of the originals, no attempt having been made to put them into correct drawing. ;
Among the authorities from whom information has been derived may be named William of Malmesbury, Froissart, Monstrelet, Comines, Strype, Camden, Stowe, Hall, Hollinshed, Rymer, Lord Bacon, Sir John Harrington, Lord Clarendon, Bishop Burnet, Horace Walpole, Hervey, Hume and Smollett, Henry, Lingard, Sharon Turner, D'Israeli, F. Tytler, Chalmers, Sir Walter Scott, Mignet, Guizot, Lord Macaulay, Miss Strickland, Jesse, &c., &c., besides manuscripts, pamphlets, and contemporary historians.
London, Nov. 1864.
A. B. T.