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his father, but discountenanced those who had favoured his own unnatural conduct.

2. A cruel massacre of the Jews.
3. Richard takes upon him the cross.-

--- with difficulty raises the required funds - confers honours on his brother John.

4. Richard joins Philip King of France in the crusadethey assemble their troops on the plains of Vezelay - Richard soon after marries Berengaria daughter of Sanchez King of Navarre.

5. Richard captures Acre - defeats the Sultan Saladin quarrels with the Christian leaders — quits the Holy Land travels in disguise — is detected and given up to the Duke of Austria - transferred to the Emperor — imprisoned, but released after fourteen months' confinement-story of Blondel the minstrel.

6. Richard received in London with great joy – the wealth of the citizens displayed on this occasion —— he commences war with France - generously forgives his brother J.'

7. Richard's death occasion of it.

LESSON 56.

John began to reign 1199-died 1216.

100. From a perusal of English History give a connected account of John, in which the following heads are neatly and clearly developed :

1. John brother of Richard ascends the throne in 1199 to the prejudice of his nephew Arthur who had a nearer claim – why John preferred ? – a war ensued

at length suppressed. 2. Arthur's fate - John implicated

consequence of this contest with the king of France. 3. The pope's interference with John – the pope's interdict John's humiliation.

4. The object of Magna Charta — on what occasion granted - its benefits — how observed by John.

5. Louis, son of the French king called in - many nobles deserted to his standard – Louis's imprudence strengthens John's party - death of John - remarks.

LESSON 57.

Edward I. began to reign 1272 - died 1307. 101. From a perusal of English History give a connected account of Edward I., in which the following heads are neatly and clearly developed :

a war ensues

1. Edward I. son of Henry III. was on a crusade at the death of his father. When in the Holy Land he nearly lost his life by treachery — but was preserved.

2. After his return home he formed the plan of uniting the whole island of Britain under one sceptre. — He asserts his claim over Wales - summons Llewellyn to do homage who refuses

result of this. 3. The Welsh revolt. are subdued

death of Llewellyn - cruelty towards prince David.

4. Edward's reasons for interfering with Scotland — his claim as superior lord over Scotland.

5. Edward having been swindled out of Guienne declares war against France — appoints his brother general — result of the contest.

6. The affairs of Wales and Scotland again claim Edward's interference - the result of each.

7. Death of Edward 1307 — remarks,

LESSON 58.

Edward III. began to reign 1327 - died 1377. 102. From a perusal of English History give a

connected account of Edward III., in which the following heads are neatly and clearly developed :

1. At the death of the unfortunate Edward II. his son Edward was young

the kingdom under the control of Mortimer Earl of March, and the Queen. - In 1330, at the insti. gation of the young king, Mortimer was seized in Nottingham Castle accused before Parliament - tried — condemned and hanged — the Queen confined to the manor of Risings,

2. Edward invades Scotland – battle of Halidon Hill result.

3. Edward lays claim to the throne of France — the grounds of this — the measures which he adopts to secure his claim who interposes ?

4. Battle of Cressy - the arrangements of both parties the result.

5. Siege of Calais - noble conduct of Eustace de St. Pierre - Queen Philippa's interposition.

6. Battle of Poictiers — numbers of each - the conflict result.

7. The close of Edward the Third's days. 3. Improvements in his reign — remarks.

LESSON 59.

Henry V. began to reign 1413 - died 1422.

103. From a perusal of English History give a connected account of Henry V., in which the following heads are neatly and clearly developed :

1. The accession of Henry V. received with joy by the nation - his youthful companions dismissed — his own conduct changed his father's honest ministers retained.

2. The Lollards, why persecuted - the principal men of this party.

3. Henry sets up a claim for the throne of France— result of his proposals.

4. Battle of Agincourt -- its arrangements - loss to each party.

5. Distracted state of France Armagnacs Burgundians.

6. Henry's marriage — successes in France. 7. Henry's death.

LESSON 60.

Henry VIII. began to reign 1509 died 1547. 104. From a perusal of English History give a connected account of Henry VIII., in which the following heads are neatly and clearly developed :

1. Henry VIII. son of Henry VII. ascended the throne at the age of 18 — his accession received with great joy by the people, - he excelled in martial exercises.

2. He retained his late father's ministers but brought Empson and Dudley to trial — who were condemned executed.

3. Henry induced by Ferdinand of Spain to enter upon a war with France ; equips a fleet

assembles an army enters France

battle of Spurs. 4. About the same time, war commences between England and Scotland battle of Flodden Field.

5. Wolsey whose son - of what talents possessed - to what honours raised - his influence - defects - fall.

6. Peace with France - meeting of Henry and Francis field of the cloth of gold.

7. 'Leo X. in order to complete the building of St. Peter's at Rome commences the sale of Indulgences the iniquity of this exposed by Martin Luther -- commencement of the Reformation.

8. Henry divorces his Queen Catherine -marries Anne Boleyn — consequence of this to the nation.

9. Cranmer appointed Archbishop of Canterbury — his scruples – protest — remarks on this.

10. Suppression of the monasteries causes which led to this.

11. War with France and Scotland against England. 12. Death of Henry VIII. — remarks.

LESSON 61.

Elizabeth began to reign 1558 — died 1603. 105. From a perusal of English History give a connected account of Elizabeth, in which the fol. lowing heads are neatly and clearly developed :

1. Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII, ascended the throne in 1558 - her accession received with great joy by the people.

2. Philip of Spain proposes marriage - his proposal rejected.

3. Elizabeth's coronation.

4. Elizabeth, acting under the advice of Cecil, proceeds with caution in the work of reform— the Reformation finally established - debates upon.

5. Elizabeth's prudence and moderation with regard to foreign affairs at this time.

6. The Reformation in Scotland.

7. Flight of Mary Queen of Scots to England - the cause of this.

8. Massacre of St. Bartholomew - its consequences. 9. Elizabeth aids the Dutch.

10. Philip of Spain disappointed prepares to invade England — preparations for defence.

11. The Invincible Armada-object of -number of ships conflict with — fate. 12. Elizabeth's last illness-death-remarks.

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