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PART IV.

A. D. PAGE.

NORMAN KINGS.

William the Conqueror 1066 .. 134

Parody on Gray's Elegy 136

William introduces tiie 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 I10U6E 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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JefFery, another Son, also dies 1186 ...ibid.

Rosamond's Bower, a Parody 171

Her Epitaph 173

Richard Cceur De Lion 1189 ... 175

Conquers Cyprus on his way. to the Holy Land 1190 ... 178

Is victorious over 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'C'ommission 1258 .. 198

Battle of Lewes 1264 ..ibid.

First English House of Commons 1265 .. 199

Battle of Evesham 1267 .. ibid.

Rhymes by Robert of Glotestere 200 A D. PAGE.

Poetic Specimen of the Year 1255 .. 201

Edward I. (Longshanks) 1272 203

Return* 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 214

Edward II. (of Caernarvon) 1307 ... 218

Obliged to banish Piers Gaveston 1310 ... 222

Battle of Bannockboum 1314 ... ibid.

Arrogance of the Spencers 1320 ... 223

The Earl of Lancaster and the Barons 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 A.t>. PAGE.

Death of Edward the Black Prince .... 1376 .. 238

Of Edward III. 1377 .. 239

Poetry of this Reign ... • ibid.

Richard II. (of Bourdeaux) 1377 .. 244

Wickliffe's opinions first propagated "** J 1373 043 John of Gaunt invades France unsuccessfully j

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 t 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.

HOUSE 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 Guiennc.. 1404 .. 261

Youthful follies of the Prince of Wales 262

A prophecy A. D. PAgE.

A prophecy concerning the King fulfilled hy

his death 1413 .. 263

Poetic Specimens • •.. 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 1417 .. 274

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 1431 ..ibid.

Lord Talbot slain 14-52 .. 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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