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PART IV.

A. D. PAGE: NORMAN KINGS. WILLIAM the CONQUEROR .......... 1066 .. 134 Parody on Gray's Elegy

...... 136 William introduces the Curfew, builds the

Tower, institutes the Exchequer, and forms the New Forest

....... 141 WILLIAM Rufus

......... 1087 .. 144 Rebellion of the King's Brother Robert, and Bishop Odo ....

........ 1088 .. 145 The Crusades, or Holy War, begins ...... 1096 .. ibid. Westminster Hall built .......... 1099 .. 146 The Sea overflows Earl Godwin's Estate .... 1100 .. ibid. Poetry of the Year. ................. 1098 ... 148 HENRY BEAUCLERC .................... 1100 .. 149 Another Rebellion raised by Robert, Brother to the King ...

.. 1101 ... 153 Robert imprisoned, tries to escape, his eyes are put out, and he dies

......... 1134 ... ibid. Poetry of the Year

.........., 1135 ... 156 STEPHEN

... 1135 ... 157 Plantaganet, Son of the Empress Maud, claims the Crown

............ 1149 ... 161 Eustace, Son of King Stephen, dies ...... 1152 ... ibid. Eleven hundred Castles built in this Reign

LINE OF PLANTAGENET; OR HOUSE OF ANJOU. Henry II. (Courtmantle,) ............ 1154 ... 163 Version of the Lord's Prayer, by Pope Adrian, an Englishman

................. ...... ... 164 Rise and arrogance of Becket ............... 1155 ... 167 He is banished

.................. 1165 ... 168 Returns, and is murdered at Canterbury ... 1171 ... ibid. The King submits to public penance ......... 1174 ... 169 The King's son, Henry, dies ............ 1183 ... 170

Jeffey

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A. D. PAGE. Jeffery, another Son, also dies

1186 ... ibid. Rosamond's Bower, a Parody

171 Her Epitaph

.............. 173 RICHARD CEUR DE LION ............... 1189 ... 175 Conquers Cyprus on his way to the Holy Land 1190 ... 178 Is victorious oyer Saladin ............ 1191 ... ibid. Taken Prisoner by the Duke of Austria ... 1192 .. 179 Specimen of his Poetry. .................................... ibid. Liberated, and returns to England .. 1192 .. 180 Defeats his rebellious Brother, John ....... 1193 .. ibid. Beats Philip of France ....... ..... 1197 ... ibid. Poetry of the Year ................. 1190 .. 182 JOHN

............ 1199 .. 183 Philip of France claims the English Crown in

behalf of Prince Arthur .............. 1200 .. 186 Death of Prince Arthur

....... 1202 .. 187 John sets the Pope's authority at defiance .. 1207 .. 188 Completely submits to it

... 1213 .. 189 MAGNA Charta signed ............. 1215 .. ibid. Brief Sketch of it

........ ibid. The French, under Lewis the Dauphin, land in England

.............. ....... 1216 .. 191

PART v. Henry III. (of Winchester) ............ 1216 .. 196 The Regent Pembroke drives the French out of

England ...................... 1217 .. 197 Rebellion of the succeeding Earl of Pembroke 1234 .. ibid.

of Simon de Montfort, E. of Leicester 1236 .. 198 The King submits the power of the Crown to a conservative Commission

.. 1258 .. 198 Battle of Lewes .................... 1264 .. ibid. First English House of Commons ...... 1265 .. 199 Battle of Evesham ................ 1267 .. ibid. Rhymes by Robert of Glocestere

.. 200 Poetic

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Poetie Specimen of the Year ........ 1255 .. 201 EDWARD J. (Longshanks) ico.......... 1272 .. 203 Returns from Cyprus to England ......... 1273 ... 207 Overruns Wales

................ 1279 ... 208 Conquers Llewellyn

............ 1283 ... ibid. The first Prince of Wales born at Caernarvon 1284 ... 209 War with Scotland,-Baliol,—Bruce, &c. ... 1291 ... ibid. Gallant patriotism of Wallace ........... 1296 ... 211 Battle of Falkirk

................. 1296 ... ibid. Battle of Sterling, invasion of Scotland, and death of the King,

........ 1307 ... 212 Poetic specimen of this reign

................ 213 Chapter of Welch Princes

........ EDWARD II. (of Caernarvon) ........ 1307 ... 218 Obliged to banish Piers Gaveston is.... 1310 ... 222 Battle of Bannockbourn ......... 1314 ... ibid. Arrogance of the Spencers ........ 1320 ... 223 The Earl of Lancaster and the Baron's defeated . . . by the King

.................. 1322 ... ibid. The Queen joins the Barons .......... 1324 ... ibid. The King deposed

........ 1326 .. 224 Cruelly murdered

........ 1327 .. ibid. Deaths of the Spencers

........ 1326 .. 225 Verses written by King Edward while in confinement

.... ... .. 226 EDWARD III. (of Windsor) ....... 1327 .. 228 Death of Mortimer

....... 1328 .. 232 War with Scotland-Battle of Hallidown Hill 1333 .. ibid. A French Fleet of 200 Vessels conquered.... 1340 .. 233 Hennebonne Castle relieved by the English

Fleet ........................ 1342 .. 234 Battle of CRECY

................. 1346 .. ibid. Battle of Neville's Cross, and surrender of Calais 1346 .. 236 Institution of the Garter .............. 1349 .. 237 Battle of Poictiers

.............. 1356 .. 238

Death

238

A.D. PAGE. Death of Edward the Black Prince .... 1376 .. Of Edward III.

...... 1377 .. 239 Poetry of this Reign

.................... ibid. Richard II. (of Bourdeaux) ........ 1377 .. 244 Wickliffe's opinions first propagated .... 2

:} 1378 .. 248 John of Gaunt invades France unsuccessfully S A Poll Tax collected ..........

........ 1379 .. ibid. Wat Tyler's Rebellion

....... 1380 .. ibid, Doggrels of the Day in

.......... 1381 .. 249 Richard marries Ann of Bohemia ...... 1382 .. 250 The Bishop of Norwich invades France and fails 1383 .. ibid. The Scotch successful against the English .. 1384-5 . ibid. The Crown put in Commission

.... 1386 .. ibid. The French Fleet beaten by the Earl of Not

tingham, and 150 sail taken .......... 1387 .. 251 Tresilian and Brembre executed for peculation 1388 .. ibid. Celebrated Battle of Otterbourne, which gave

rise to the Ballad of “Chevy ( hace” .... 1389 .. ibid. A Plague and Famine

.............. 1391 .. 252 Death of the Queen (Ann)

.......... 1394 .. ibid: Richard successful against Ireland .... 1395 .. 253 Marries Isabel of France .......... 1396 .. ibid. Humphrey, Duke of Gloster, murdered .. 1397 .. ibid. Henry of Bolingbroke banished: ...... 1398 .. ibid. Returns and deposes the King.. ...... 1399 .. 254 Who is murdered by Sir Piers Exton and eight Assassins

.......... 1400 .. ibid.

PART VI.

JIOUSE OF LANCASTER. HENRY IV. (of Bolingbroke) ........ 1399 .. 256 Defeats the Scotch, Welch, and English, who oppose his title

.............. 1402 .. 260 Is successful against the French at Guienne.. 1404 .. 261 Youthful follies of the Prince of Wales .......... 262

A prophecy

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1417 .. 274

A.D. PAGE. A prophecy concerning the King fulfilled by his death

........ 1413 .. 263 Poetic Specimens

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.................. 264 HENRY V. (of Monmouth) . ........ 1413 .. 266 Claims the Crown of France

.. 1414 .. 270 Cambridge, Scrope and Grey, conspire against Henry

..... 1415 .. 272 The Emperor Sigismund visits England .. 1414 .. ibid. Battle of Agincourt

............ 1415 .. 273 Persecution of the Lollards, and death of Lord

Cobham Henry sides with the King of France against the Dauphin

................ 1418 .. 276 Treaty of Troyes .............. 1419 .. 277 The Scotch take part with the Dauphin .. 1420 .. ibid. Battle of Bareges

............ 1421 .. 278 Birth of Henry VI.

...... 1421 .. ibid. Death of Henry V.

..... 1422 .. ibid. Poetry of the Reign

........... 279 Henry IV. crowned at Westminster and Paris

........ 1422 .. 281 The Dauphin successful against the English.. 1424 .. 284 The Siege of Orleans

............ 1428 .. ibid. Extraordinary exploits of Joan la Pucelle .. 1429 .. ibid. Her “ Tragedie” and deat: in ...... 1430 .. 285 Death of the Regent Bedford ....., 1435 .. 289 Normandy, Germany, &c. join the Dauphin.. 1447 .. 290 Contention of the Red and White Roses .. 1448 .. ibid. Suffolk beheaded by a Pirate

...... 1450 ... 291 Jack Cade's rebellion

.......... 1451 .. ibid. Lord Talbot slain

............ 1452 .. 292 Feuds encrease between York and Lancaster 1454 . ibid. Battle of St. Alban’s, and capture of the

King . .................... 1455 .. ibid. Liberation and restoration of Henry .... 1456 ... ibid.

Battle

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