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A. D. PAGL. Battle of Bloreheath

........ 1459 .. 292 Battles of Ludlow, Northampton, and Wakefield

........ 1460 .. 293 Battle of Mortimer's Cross, and second battle i of St. Alban's

................. 1461 .. ibid. Deposition of the King : .......... 1461 .. 294

CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE.

CHRONOLOGICAL

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

VOL. II.

PART VII.

HOUSE OF YORK.

A. D. PAGE,
EDWARD IV.

.................. 1461 . 8
Battle of Hexham

.............. 1462 .. 11
Story of Queen Margaret and the robber .......... ibid.
Henry, the late King, made prisoner by the
Yorkists

........ 1464 .. 15
King Edward marries the widow of Sir John
Grey

...... 1465 .. ibid.
The Earl of Warwick and the Duke of Clarence

join the Lancastrian standard .... 1468 .. 17
Battles of Banbury, &c. ................ 1469 .. ibid.
King Henry restored ............ 1470 .. 18
Edward lands at Ravenspur; Clarence re-joins

the Yorkists; battle of Barnet; death of the
famous Earl of Warwick; and capture of
King Henry

...... 1471 .. 18
Battle of Tewkesbury; death of King Henry's

son Edward . ........ ....... 1471 .. 19
Death of King Henry ............. 1471 .. ibid,

Peace

A. D.

PAGE.

Peace of Pecquigni

............... 1474 .. 20 Duke of Clarence drowned in a Malmsey butt 1478 .. 21 Jane Shore ...................... 1481 .. ibid. Cruelty, revelries, and death of King Edward 1483 .. 22 Verses by Caxton, the first English printer 1478 .. ibid. Edward V.

.................... 1483.. 23 Murdered with his brother in the Tower of London

.... 1483 .. 25 RichARD III. ................. 1483 .. 27 Glo'ster's Victims, a parody on Collin's “ Ode on the Passions”

............ 29 Richard defeated and slain at the battle of Bos

worth field by Henry Earl of Richmond .... 1485 .. 34

HOUSE OF TUDOR;

AND

UNION OF YORK AND LANCASTER.

HENRY VII.

.................: 1485 .. 39 Marries Elizabeth of York . ........ 1485 .. 39 Rebellion raised by Lambert Simpel ...... 1487 .. 40 Another by Perkin Warbeck .......... 1499 .. ibid. Extortions of Empsom and Dudley ..., 1500 .. 41 Death of Prince Arthur, eldest son of the King 1502 , 42 Columbus discovers South America ............ ibid. Poetic specimen of the reign

........... 43

· PART VII. TIENRY VIII. (Defender of the Faith) .... 1509 .. 46 Empson and Dudley executed ...... 1510 .. ibid. Battle of Flodden field ........... 1513 .. 50 Meeting of the Kings of England and France at Guisnes

......... 1520 .. Christchurch College, Oxford, founded .... 1523 .. 59 Fall of Wolsey

......... 1530 .. 51

Death

A. D. PAGE. Death of Sir Thomas Moore

...... 1535 i. Death of Thomas Lord Cromwell .... 1540 .. 53 A newe balade made of Thomas Cromwell, in 1540 .. Chansonette a la Cour de Henri 8me. contain- .

ing a very brief history of his majesty's wives ...... 60 Poetie specimens of this period ................. EDWARD VI.

.................. 1547 .. 66 Death of the Protector Somerset ...... 1551 .. 68 Christchurch, Bartholemew, and Bridewell

Hospitals founded by King Edward, who dies in

.................... 1552 .. 69 MARY

........ 1552 .. 70 Deaths of Lady Jane Grey, Lord Dudley, the

Duke of Northumberland, &c. ........ 1553 .. Mary marries Prince Philip of Spain .... 1554 .. 75 Hooper, Latimer, and many martyrs burnt .. 1555 .. 73 Archbishop Cranmer burnt ........ 1556 .. ibid. Calais is taken from the English ... 1558 Specimens of clerical poetry in ...... 1554 .. 75 ELIZABETH

....... 1558 .. Drake sails round the world and returns in 1580 .. Mary, Queen of Scots, beheaded ... 1587 .. 85 The Spanish Armada defeated . ........ 1588 .. SHAKESPEARE flourished .......... 1589 .. The Queen condescends to strike the Earl of Essex

..................... 1598 .. 83 The Earl beheaded in

.......... 1601 .. ibid. The Queen appoints James of Scotland her

successor, and dies in ............ 1603 .. Specimen of poetry

.................... 88

PART IX.

HOUSE OF STUART. The kingdoms of England and Scotland united in JAMES the first king of Great Britain

1603 .. 94

A plot A D. PAGE. A Plot in favour of Arabella Stuart .... 1605 .. 95 Gunpowder treason

.......... 1605 .. 97 New River brought from Ware by Sir Hugh Middleton

......... 98 Misfortunes of the house of Stuart ............ ibid. Charles I. (the Martyr)

...... 1625 .. 99 The Duke of Buckingham murdered by Felton 1628 .. 103 The“ League and Covenant" formed .... 1630 .. ibid. Laud and Strafford impeached ...... 1641 .. 104 The King sets up his standard at Nottingham 1642 .. Many battles between the Parliamentary forces

and the King's, concluding with the fatal battle of Naseby, and martyrdom of the

King in • ••••••••••••••••. 1641 - 134 A royal order relative to the grenadiers'. march

.......................... 106 Inter-regnum, or Commonwealth ..... 1649 ... 109 Puritannical names assumed by the soi disant saints

.......................... Protectorship of Oliver CROMWELL .... 1653 .. 116 Naval victories of Monk, Blake, Pen, and Ascue ...... 120 Quakers began to make themselves conspicuous ...... ibid. Siege of Drogheda

.......... 121 The Scots defcated at Dunbar and Worcester ...... ibid. Despotism of Cromwell

ibid. His death

....................... 122 RICHARD CROMWELL, second protector .... 1658 .. 123 Alternate ascendancy of Lambert, Fleetwood,

and Monk . . ................ 1659 .125 Resignation of the Protector ....... 1660 .. ibid. Specimen of poetry in

.......... 1658 .. ibid.

PART X.
CHARLES II.
Luxury of the new Court

....... 1661 .. 128 ............... 132

Rochester,

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