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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 crusade they 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 :

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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.

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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 :

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 a war ensues — 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,

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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.

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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 cuted.

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.

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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 re. jected.

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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