The History Of England Classic Reprint
Excerpt from A Relation or Rather a True Account of the Island of England The MS. from which this is translated was formerly in the library of the Abbate Canonici at Venice, and is now in the possession of the Rev. Walter Sneyd. Neither the name of the writer of this history, nor that of the person to whom it was addressed, is known. It appears, however, to be the work of some noble Venetian, who accompanied an ambassador from Venice to the court of England, and who was employed by him to write the report usually made to the Senate by every ambassador on his return from his mission, of the country to which he had been sent.
Excerpt from A Short History of the Norman Conquest of England I have here told, in the shape of a primer, the same tale which I have already told in five large volumes. I have only to say that, though the tale told is the same, yet the little book is not an abridgement of the large one, but strictly the same tale told afresh. I should be well pleased if I am able some day to tell the same tale on a third and intermediate scale.
Excerpt from Memorial Essay on Some Phases of the Maritime Life of France and England Directly Traceable to the Vikings Rollo - Gange-Rolf. (Translated by Wilhelm Pettersen.) Fierce son o' the North, he graved his history By valor's mighty sword forged by Victory. In high-beaked ships o'er turbulent seas he went And on fair England's shore first pitched his tent.
Excerpt from A Short History of the Church of England When in a book of this size one has to deal with so large a subject as that of the history of the Church of England, it is obvious that much must be left untold. For details of the events in the long career of the National Church, the reader must therefore turn to larger works. But behind events there lie always the ideas and ideals which led to them; and it is simply the ideas and ideals that have influenced, or in turn have been influenced by, the National Church in its long continuous life which I have tried to describe.
Excerpt from An Outline of the History of Educational Theories in England A short list of books for further reference has been added in an appendix, containing only the more accessible and necessary sources of information upon the subject. All that the writer ventures to hope is that he has suggested thoughts upon one of the most important problems in our national life, and that he has been able to give sufficient historical grounds for the suggestions made.
Excerpt from Lives of the Queens of England, From the Norman Conquest, Vol. 13 of 16 The personal life of Mary II. is the least known of all English queens-regnant. Long lapses of from seven to ten years occur between the three political crises where her name appears in the history of her era. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.
Excerpt from The Expulsion of the Jews From England in 1290 This Essay, to which the Arnold Prize in the University of Oxford was awarded in 1894, has appeared in the Jewish Quarterly Review for October, 1894, and January and April, 1895. I am indebted to the Editors of the Review for permission to republish it. I wish to express my obligations to Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica: a Bibliographical Guide to Anglo-Jewish History, compiled by Messrs.
Excerpt from The Making of the England of Elizabeth In offering this little book to the public, I will not venture to apologize for its numerous shortcomings and faults, of which I am but too painfully conscious. I dare to hope that it may be found to throw some additional light upon an important period of our national history. This work has been compiled almost exclusively from original materials and contemporary documents.
Excerpt from A Sketch of the Origin and the Recent History of the New England Company To the Governor, Treasurers, and Members of the Company. The New England Company having thought it desirable that a short history of the origin and objects of the Company should be written for the benefit of all such as are interested, and yet do not know of the work accomplished either now or in the past by the Company, the task of composing such a sketch has been placed in my hands.
Excerpt from The History of King Philip's War, Vol. 1 The need of the literal reprint of so valuable a contribution to the history of New England as Church's "Entertaining Passages relating to Philip's War," has been widely felt; and the more, because the re-issue of 1772, from which all later editions have been copied, was defective in some important particulars affecting the use of the work as an historical authority.
Excerpt from A Sketch of Scottish Industrial and Social History in the 18th and 19th Centuries The object of the following brief sketch, as is indicated in the title, is to trace out the social and industrial progress made by Scotland during the two hundred years since the union of her Parliament with that of England. It is perhaps unnecessary to say that the little book does not profess to give, within its narrow limits, an exhaustive or complete account of the subject with which it deals.
Excerpt from Who Was Responsible for the War? The Verdict of History "I honour and respect England, declared Italy's master-statesman, Cavour, in 1809, I hold her in veneration, because I look upon her as the rock upon which liberty found, and should occasion require, will again find, an invulnerable stronghold. I have always favoured all steps possible towards an alliance with England; I have done this both as a writer and as minister and have followed this policy so earnestly as to have often incurred the reproach of being excessively Anglophile.
Excerpt from History of the Old French Fort at Toronto and Its Monument The domain of the Five Nations of the Iroquois Indians, which extended along the whole of the south side of Lake Ontario, was, for a time, regarded, in theory at least, as neutral ground by the French of New France and the English of New England. But both French and English soon shewed a desire to obtain a good foothold there, first for the purposes of trade, and secondly with a view, it cannot be doubted, to ultimate possession by treaty or otherwise.
Excerpt from A History of the University of Cambridge Although the present volume appears as one of a series especially designed to illustrate Church History, the writer has not sought to modify the treatment of the subject in order to establish its claim to a place in such a category. The following sketch will suffice to show that it was in the University of Cambridge that the Reformation in England had its real commencement; that it was there that Puritanism first assumed a distinct organisation, and at the same time encountered the mo6t effective resistance; that it was there also that a movement which most materially influenced the religions thought of the seventeenth century, - the teaching of the Cambridge Platonists, - took its rise and made its most important contributions to the cause of freedom and toleration.
Excerpt from The Origin of the Church of England, as Represented in Macaulay's History The following Letters recently appeared in the columns of the Louisville Journal. Many persons, considering the discussion one of much ability, have expressed a desire to have the whole series published in a more convenient and durable form. For such, and for many others, who may have had no opportunity to read the articles as they appeared in the Journal, the present edition will doubtless be acceptable.
Excerpt from American Political Ideas Viewed From the Standpoint of Universal History Three Lectures Delivered at the Royal Institution, of Great Britain in May, 1880, the Story of a New England Town Among the eminent thinkers of the last half-century, John Fiske will hold a permanent place by virtue of three things: the wide range and the accuracy of his knowledge; his profound philosophic insights, and his rare gift of simple lucid exposition.
Excerpt from A Catechism of the History of England The long established reputation of Irving's Catechisms precludes the necessity of adding any comments on their merits. The very extensive circulation which they have had, not only in England, but also in this country, is the best proof of their utility. The plan of his works is the very best that could be adopted.
Excerpt from The Political Activities of the Baptists and Fifth Monarchy Men in England During The purpose of this study is to set forth the attitude toward the English government, in one of the most troubled periods of its history, of two religious bodies which by a large number of their contemporaries were considered enemies of all government, and sworn foes of peace and order.
Excerpt from A History of England, From the Invasion of Julius C
Excerpt from General Index to the History the Reformation of the Church of England Acts of parliament, how formerly proclaimed, I. 50. Practices of the popish clergy respecting them, ih. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www. forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.
Excerpt from A History of France, in Question and Answer, From Pharamond to Napoleon, Arranged in Centuries, Lines, and Houses, With Consorts and Children, Contemporaries in England, Germany, Spain, and the Papacy Since the excellent works of Mrs. Markam and Mrs. Jameson have caused the History of France to form part in the general reading of young persons, it is hoped that the following pages may be found profitable to be committed to memory.
Excerpt from Bill Nye's Comic History of England The readers of this volume will share our regret that the preface cannot be written by Mr. Nye, who would have introduced his volume with a characteristically appropriate and humorous foreword in perfect harmony with the succeeding narrative. We need only say that this work is in the author's best vein, and will prove not only amusing, but instructive as well; for the events, successions, dates, etc.
Excerpt from The Church of England in Nova Scotia and the Tory Clergy of the Revolution The history of Nova Scotia has a unique and varied interest, which likewise extends to the Church of England in this Province. On the Church in Nova Scotia, practically nothing has been written; a valuable sketch by the late Dr. Thomas B. Akins, long out of print, and a brief account of the early history of the Church in New Brunswick, by Mr.
Excerpt from History of the Thirty Years War in Germany, Vol. 1 of 2 After having enjoyed the most brilliant reputation throughout Europe, Schiller appears, for the first time in England, as a historian; and as such, it is to be hoped, will not be unacceptable to an English reader of taste, if any favourable inference can be drawn from the great applause which the original of the present work has received in Germany, or the success of his other productions in general.
Excerpt from History of King Richard the First of England The author of this series has made it his special object to confine himself very strictly, even in the most minute details which he records, to historic truth. The narratives are not tales founded upon history, but history itself, without any embellishment, or any deviations from the strict truth so far as it can now be discovered by an attentive examination of the annals written at the time when the events themselves occurred.
Excerpt from A Child's History of England, Vol. 3 About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www. forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy.
Excerpt from The Historical Development of Code Pleading in America and England The history of what the law has been is necessary to the knowledge of what the law is. - Holmes. Unless the history and philosophy of law were well understood no good code could possibly be constructed; and unless those branches of knowledge continued to be studied a good code, even when constructed, would infallibly deteriorate.
Excerpt from The Victoria History of the Countries of England The country of Rutland covers so small an area that it is difficult in dealing with its history not to trespass over the borders. This has been particularly felt with regard to the articles on the natural history of the county. Its size also militates against any great individuality, and hence perhaps the reason why its history has not been completely written since James Wright issued his History and Antiquities of the County of Rutland in 1684, with additions in 1687 and 1714.
Excerpt from A Short History of Social Life in England About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www. forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy.
Excerpt from A Short Constitutional History of England Although many handbooks of Constitutional History exist, I hope that the arrangement of this little book will be found useful enough to warrant its entry on a field apparently already so well occupied. The want of a small book on English Constitutional History, in which the various subjects are treated in a connected and consecutive manner, has been much felt by me, not only whilst myself reading for the History School, but also whilst subsequently engaged in reading with others.
Excerpt from The History of England From the First Invasion by the Romans to the Accession of William and Mary in 1688, Vol. 10 of 10 Though Charles by his spirited opposition to the bill of exclusion had proved his determination to support the interests of his brother, there were many who, judging from his poverty, his love of ease, the facility with which he changed his resolutions, and the ingenuity with which he vindicated those changes to his own satisfaction, ventured to predict that after a short struggle he would, according to his custom, yield to the importunity and perseverance of his opponents.
Excerpt from Talvi's History of the Colonization of America, Vol. 1 of 2 That part of American history which I here present to my countrymen has not as yet been given by any German sufficiently in detail. Edeling is, so far as I know, the only German who has attempted it. But in his time many of the principal sources of information, a knowledge of which alone could impart a just idea of the then existing state of things, had not yet been brought to light; nay, many parts of the history of New England lay buried in complete obscurity; as, for instance, the first periods of the colonization of Providence and Rhode Island.
Excerpt from The Schools of Medieval England This is the first attempt at a history of English Schools before the Reformation, reckoned from the accession of Edward VI. It is surprising and yet not surprising that such a history has never been attempted before. It is surprising in view of the interest of the subject and the wealth of illustrative material; but it is not surprising when it is remembered that, before the year 1892, few guessed and fewer knew that there were any public or grammar schools - two terms for the same thing - in England at all, except Winchester and Eton, before the reputed creation of schools by that boy king.
Excerpt from Constitutional History of England The subject of modem Local Government is such a complex one that in a short Constitutional History, such as this is, it is impossible to deal with it adequately. I have thought it better therefore to omit altogether a separate account of it. Besides, there are several easily accessible books dealing with such matters as Poor Law administration, County Councils and County Courts.
Excerpt from The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the Third, 1760-1860, Vol. 2 of 3 We have traced, in the last chapter, the changes which were successively introduced into the constitution of the House of Commons, - the efforts made to reduce the influence of the crown, the ministers, and the aristocracy over its members, - to restrain corruption, and encourage an honest and independent discharge of its duties to the public.
Excerpt from A History of England From the First Invasion by the Romans, Vol. 4 About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www. forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy.
Excerpt from A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Vol. 3 of 4 For six and forty years England had been ruled by German princes. One Elector of Hanover named George had been succeeded by another Elector of Hanover named George, and George the First and George the Second, George the father and George the son, resembled each other in being by nature German rather than English, and by inclination Electors of Hanover rather than Kings of England.
Excerpt from The New England History, From the Discovery of the Continent by the Northmen, A D. 986, Vol. 2 of 2 The purpose and end of all Society and Government being to make good and complete men and women, it becomes us to inquire; what elements of development and growth existed; what also were neglected in Sew England. New England seems to have suffered for the want of two things - Amusement and art.
Excerpt from History of Religion in England From the Opening of the Long Parliament to 1850, Vol. 6 The reign of George II. was of far more religious importance than is generally supposed. The settlement of 1688, with its attendant national liberties, though accepted generally after the death of Anne, was not finally and completely confirmed until the period on which we now enter.
Excerpt from A History of Everyday Things in England, 1066-1799 This is a History of Everyday Things in England, from the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066 down to the end of the eighteenth century, and it has been written for boys and girls of public-school age. It is an account of the work of the people, rather than the politics which guided them.
Excerpt from A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen, Vol. 1 The plan of the present Work is, we believe, original; but it is simple, and possesses strong recommendations. Its object is to combine the advantages and attractions of History and Biography; to present to the British reader A History of his country, in the lives of those distinguished men who gave the tone and character to their times, or whose names are connected with its glory in arts or arms; and to do this in such an order as may at once exhibit the progress of the nation in liberty and greatness, mark the chronological relation to each other of these eminent individuals, and bring out into clear light the events in which they were the prominent actors.
Excerpt from History of England From the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth, Vol. 2 Where changes are about to take place of great and enduring moment, a kind of prologue, on a small scale, is seen sometimes to anticipate the true scale, is seen sometimes to anticipate the true opening of the drama; like the first drops which give notice of the coming storm, or as if the shadows of the reality were projected forwards into the future, and imitated in dumb show, the movements of the real actors in the story.
Excerpt from The Parliamentary or Constitutional History of England, From the Earliest Times, to the Restoration of King Charles II, Vol. 12 It may very justly be inquired, What could occasion such an Absence, at a Time when so great a Number of Resolutions pass'd, deeply affecting the Constitution of this Kingdom? - A brief Recapitulation of some Transactions in our last Volume will supply an Answer.
Excerpt from A Child's History of England A Child's History of England was written by Charles Dickens in 1883. This is a 80 page book, containing 171970 words and 11 pictures. Search Inside is enabled for this title. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.
Excerpt from A Child's History of England, Vol. 1 If you look at a Map of the World, you will see, in the left-hand upper corner of the Eastern Hemisphere, two Islands lying in the sea. They are England and Scotland, and Ireland. England and Scotland form the greater part of these Islands. Ireland is the next in size. The little neighboring islands, which are so small upon the Map as to be mere dots, are chiefly little bits of Scotland-broken off, I dare say, in the course of a great length of time, by the power of the restless water.
Excerpt from A Popular History of the Free Churches In sending this book forth, I am glad to think that it may be of some service in the great struggles that await Free Churchmen. The story I have had to tell is full of inspiration and encouragement. It is the story of an unconquerable spirit dedicated to the service of an indestructible ideal. While the men and women of the Free Churches are bracing themselves to renew the fight for unsectarian education and religious equality it may be well that they refresh their memories of those illustrious forbears who helped to make England great.
Excerpt from Continuation of the Complete History of England To a people influenced by these considerations, the restoration of a free trade, the respite from that anxiety and suspence which the prosecution of a war never fails to engender, and the prospect of speedy deliverance from discouraging restraint and oppressive impositions, were advantages that sweetened the bitter draught of a dishonourable treaty, and induced the majority of the nation to acquiesce in the peace, not barely without murmuring, but even with some degree of satisfaction and applause.
Excerpt from The History of England From the Year 1830, Vol. 2 We now enter on the history of a reign the events of which are equal in importance to those of any that has preceded it, and which has as good a title as any to be denominated the Augustan period of English literature; a reign which has been illustrated not only by the events which it is the more especial business of the historian to record, but also by the poetical genius of Tennyson and Browning; by the historical and other works of Carlyle, Macaulay, and Buckle; by the ingenious and thought-suggestive speculations of Darwin and of the anonymous author of the Vestiges of Creation; by the scientific researches of Faraday, Owen, and Huxley; by the geological investigations of Buckland, Murchison, and Lyell; by the romances of Bulwer Lytton, Dickens, and Thackeray; by the invention of the electric and magnetic telegraphs; by works of unsurpassed excellence in science and philosophy, in sculpture, painting, architecture, and music; as well as by important social, political, moral, and religious progress.
Excerpt from A History of England in the Xviiith Century About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www. forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy.
Excerpt from Short History of the Catholic Church in England The Father of English History, in his Preface to The Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation, commends the earnest study of the actions of men of renown, especially of our own nation. "For if history relates good things of good men, the attentive hearer is excited to imitate that which is good; or, if it mentions evil things of wicked persons, nevertheless the religious and pious hearer or reader, shunning that which is hurtful and perverse, is the more earnestly excited to perform those things which he knows to be good and worthy of God.
Excerpt from A History of the Life of Richard Coeur-De-Lion, King of England, Vol. 1 of 2 Whoever has given the slightest attention to the history of the human mind, must have remarked, that at certain points it changes the path which it has previously been pursuing, assumes a new course suited to the circumstances that for the time surround it, labours therein until operating upon everything within its sphere it has produced a complete alteration in all around it; and then again takes another direction, in which it once more proceeds till in that also it has effected certain results: all its operations tending to one great end; the enlargement of its own powers and scope of action, though often impeded by physical obstacles, often thrown back by great, moral convulsions.
Excerpt from Dodd's Church History of England From the Commencement of the Sixteenth Century to the Revolution, Vol. 5 The present volume, at least with the exception of a very few pages, is offered to the public as an original supplement to what Dodd has written. The short notice bestowed by that writer on the appointment of Dr. Bishop, at the end of Article v, in the preceding volume, must have struck the reader as more than usually concise.
Excerpt from History of the Zulu War and Its Origin The general plan of my history was laid out, and the first few chapters were written, during the voyage from Natal, and upon reaching England I obtained the assistance of my friend Lieut-Colonel Edward Durnford in that portion of the work which deals with the military conduct of the war. While it was desirable that a record of military events should be made by one whose professional knowledge qualified him for the duty, there was an additional reason which made his help appropriate.
Excerpt from The History of England From the First Invasion by the Romans to the Accession of William and Mary in 1688, Vol. 9 of 10 Never, perhaps, did any event in the history of this nation produce such general and exuberant joy as the return of Charles to take possession of the throne of his fathers. To the abolition of monarchy men attributed all the evils which they had suffered; from its restoration they predicted the revival of peace and prosperity.
Excerpt from The History of England From the Restoration to the Death of William III (1660-1702) About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www. forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy.
Excerpt from England Under the Angevin Kings, Vol. 1 of 2 This attempt to sketch the history of England under the Angevin kings owes its existence to the master whose name I have ventured to place at its beginning. It was undertaken at his suggestion; its progress through those earliest stages which for an inexperienced writer are the hardest of all was directed by his counsels, aided by his criticisms, encouraged by his sympathy; and every step in my work during the past eleven years has but led me to feel more deeply and to prize more highly the constant help of his teaching and his example.
Excerpt from The Industrial History of England The present volume has been planned and written with a view to the needs of college classes beginning work in economic history. For this reason matters have been included that do not lie strictly within the field of industrial history, notably the chapters dealing with agrarian questions. These problems could hardly be deemed essential to the understanding of the development of industry in the literal sense, but such material is ordinarily included in the introductory courses in economic history even if the course is described as "industrial history.
Excerpt from History of the Church of England, for Schools and Families A knowledge of English Church History, especially amongst the rising generation, is a desideratum of the present day. Unhistorical and imaginary assertions are put forward by opponents to mislead people, especially the young and uninstructed, as to the true nature of their Church.
Excerpt from History of England From the Fall of Wolsey to the Defeat of the Spanish Armada, Vol. 10 As the summer of 1571 passed away, each week had brought fresh information on the intended invasion of England. The confessions which had been forced out of Baily in the Marshalsea and the Tower had revealed the general fact that a treasonable correspondence was going forward between the Netherlands, the Bishop of Ross, and other parties whose names were concealed behind a cipher.
Excerpt from A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Vol. 1 Once more I come before the public with a work on the history of a nation which is not mine by birth. It is the ambition of all nations which enjoy a literary culture to possess a harmonious and vivid narrative of their own past history. And it is of inestimable value to any people to obtain such a narrative, which shall comprehend all epochs, be true to fact and, while resting on thorough research, yet be attractive to the reader; for only by this aid can the nation attain to a perfect self-consciousness, and feeling the pulsation of its life throughout the story, become fully acquainted with its own origin and growth and character.
Excerpt from The History of Scotland, Vol. 4 of 4 National discontent seldom originates in trivial matters, nor is it easy to excite a people against an established government, even in cases of flagrant misrule, unless their natural attachment have been previously alienated by continued oppression or neglect. Revolutions, however sudden in appearance, are not in common the effects of sudden impulse; the immediate visible agents may be trifling, the shock unexpected, instantaneous, and universal, but there must have been in silent operation, a number of unnoticed, unheeded causes, which in fact produce them.
Excerpt from The History of England From the First Invasion by the Romans to the Accession of William and Mary in 1688, Vol. 6 of 10 Whatever opinion men might entertain of the legitimacy of Elizabeth, she ascended the throne without opposition. Mary had expired about noon; and in a short time the Commons received a message to attend at the bar of the house of Lords.
Excerpt from The History of the Discovery and Conquest of America The present Edition of the celebrated History of the Discovery and Conquest of America, by Dr. Robertson, has not been materially abridged, but only condensed to about four-fifths of the original work, so as to bring it into one volume of The English Classic Library. Books IX. and X. are wholly omitted, as they are confined to an account of the first settlement of Virginia and New England, and were not originally published by the Author, nor are they connected with his 'History of the Discovery and Conquest of America,' but are merely fragments of a larger work which he contemplated on British America.
Excerpt from Eighteen Centuries of the Church in England The object of the present work is to lay before English Churchmen, I will not say the history, but an unbroken narrative of their Church from its commencement to the present day. An idea prevails with some, and those influential people, who use their influence to the detriment of the Church, that the Church in England was founded by the State at the Reformation; that the State therefore has the right to deal with it as it pleases, to secularize its institutions, or to confiscate its endowments.