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A

REFERENCE BOOK

OF

ENGLISH HISTORY.

A

REFERENCE BOOK

OF

ENGLISH HISTORY.

CONTAINING

TABLES OF CHRONOLOGY AND GENEALOGY;

A DICTIONARY OF BATTLES; LINES OF BIOGRAPHY;

AND

A BRIEF DICTIONARY OF THE CONSTITUTION.

From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the Present Time.

BY

ALEX. CHARLES EWALD,

OF HER MAJESTY'S PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE,
Editor of "The Civil Service Guide," Seventh Edition.

LONDON:

FREDERICK WARNE AND CO.,
BEDFORD STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

1866.

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PREFACE.

THIS little volume is intended to serve as a brief and concise book of reference to the student or reader of English History, and to obviate the necessity of constant research and investigation regarding facts which often escape the memory, and require the consultation of numerous works.

It is divided into five parts or sections:

1. A Table of Chronology, containing a brief summary of the various important events which have influenced the current of English History, from the invasion of Julius Cæsar to the present time.

2. Tables of Genealogy, showing the claim of the various royal houses to the throne of England, together with their collateral branches.

3. A Dictionary of Battles and Sieges, briefly giving the date, the names of commanders on either side, and

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