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THE

CABINET OF BIOGRAPHY.

CONDUCTED BY THE

REV. DIONYSIUS LARDNER, LL.D. F.R.S. L. & E.

M.R.I.A. F.R.A.S. F.L.S. F.Z.S. Hon. F.C.P.S. &c. &c.

ASSISTED BY

EMINENT LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC MEN.

THE BRITISH ADMIRALS.

WITH AN INTRODUCTORY VIEW

OF THE

NAVAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND.

BY

ROBERT SOUTHEY, LL.D.

POET LAUREATE.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMAN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW;

AND JOHN TAYLOR,

UPPER GOWER STREET.

HARVARO COLLEGE LIBRARY FROM THE LIBRARY OF ERNEST LEWIS GAY

JUNE 15, 1927

ANALYTICAL AND CHRONOLOGICAL

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Transactions with Prussia

and the Hanse Towns

1403. Overtures from the Grand

Masters of the Teutonic

Order

Intercourse with -Prussia re-

opened for a limited Time

1404. Letter from the Grand Mas-

ter

1405. Ambassadors sent to Prussia

Atrocious case of English

Piracy

Conferences at Dordrecht
1407. Final Conferences at the

Hague

1407. The King of England promi.

ses Suffrages for the Souls

of the murdered Livonians

1400. Outrages by the Hansemen

against the English in Nor-

way

1401. Disputes with Friseland ad-

justed

HostileIndications in France

The Count of St. Pol sends

Letters of Defiance to

Henry IV.

Invasion threatened
The Clergy required to arm
Invasion averted by the

Death of Richard, and the

Defeat of his Friends

Proposal concerning the

young Queen

St. Pol repulsed at the Isle of

Wight

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Spain

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1405. Pero Niño sent with some

Tyrannical Conduct of Henry
Galleys to assist the French 20

towards his Widow

48

The Sieur de Seignelai joins 1411. Sir John Prendergest and

him

20

William Long

48

Character of the Spanish

Prendergest takes sanctuary

naval Commanders

in the Porch of West-

A Spaniard's Opinion of the

minster Abbey

49

English

24

He is sent out with a Fleet,

A Town on the Cornish

and plunders a Town in

Coast burnt

25

France

49

They fear to attack Falmouth 25 1413. Henry IV. prepares for a

They are repulsed at Ply-

Crusade

51

mouth

26

His Death

51

Affair at Portland

26 1415. Measure for the Prevention

Poole attacked in Revenge

52

for Henry Paye's Expedi-

Battle of Agincourt 53

tions upon the coast of 1416. Emperor Sigismund arrives

27

in England

53

They appear before South.

His, Reception at his Landing 53

ampton

29 Siege of Harfleur by the

The Expedition returns to

French

54

France

30 Defeat of the French Fleet

Pero Niño at the House of

by Bedford

55

the old Admiral of France 31 Wildfire used against the

He obtains Pay for his Men 33

English Ships

56

1406. His People dismayed by an

Genoese Carracks defeated - 56

Eclipse of the Sun

34 Henry V.'s intended Cru.

He is driven from the Orwell

sade

56
to the Coast of Flanders

34

He comes in Sight of an En.

CHAP. VIII.

glish Squadron

35

The Sieur de Seignelai ad.

FROM THE ACCESSION OF HENRY

vises him not to seek an

VI. TO THE DEATH OF RI-

Action

35

CHARD III.

Spaniard's Preparation for

Battle

35 The Abbot of Canterbury

He endeavours to burn the

concerned in Piracy

59

English Ships

36

Failure and Flight of the

Decay of the English Interest

in France

59

French and Spanish Squad- 1435. Burgundy forms an Alliance

ron

36

with France

60

The Two Commanders part

The Flemings consent to the

Company

37

War against England 61

Pero Niño persuades some

Preparations at Ghent 62

Breton Lords to join in an

Siege of Calais determined

Expedition against Jersey 38

on

63

Defeat of the Jerseymen

41

The English un

unsuccessfully

He imposes a Contribution 44

attempt Boulogne

64

He is recalled to Spain

45

Flemings defeated in an

1405. Thomas of Lancaster, Ad.

Affair near Gravelines 65

miral

45

Siege of Calais

67

1406. The Merchants contract to

Castles of Oye and Merk

keep. the Seas

45

taken

69

Action with the French Ad-

Duke Humphrey's Message

miral Le Clugnet

46

to the Duke of Burgundy

72

1407. Henry IV. narrowly escapes

Arrival of the Flemish Fleet

73

from Conspirators when

Attempt to block up the Port

crossing the Thames 46

with Stone Ships

74

1410. Earl of Kent goes against

The Fleet returns

75

the Rovers on the Coast

The Besieged destroy the

of Bretagne

47

Bastile

He is slai in attacking a

Retreat of the Flemish Army 77

Town there

48

Duke Humphrey arrives 79

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