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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 John,

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 :

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 ? –

- & 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,

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

- 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 following 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 rejected.

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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