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PART IV. for STANDARDS V. & VI.

ENGLISH HISTORY

READING BOOKS

Adapted to the Requirements of the New Code of 1880

BY

MISS YONGE

AUTHOR OF
THE HEIR OF REDCLYFFE' CAMEOS FROM ENGLISH HISTORY'

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In this book, which is intended for the higher Standards, the events of English History from the Reformation onwards to the present time, have been treated in as full a manner as space and the intelligence of the children would permit. The endeavour has been to state facts as impartially as possible, and this cannot but lead to some baldness in the narrative. Allusion to burning questions and living statesmen has been as much as possible avoided ; and in the choice of poetry, the pieces breathing very strongly of par. tisanship have not been se'ected, but chiefly those which cannot but carry along with them general consent. The extracts from the Rape of the Lock and from Retaliation have been taken as illustrations of manners, and as giving specimens from the poets named in the text.

Frequent reference throughout children's school life should be made to the genealogical tables, and the lists of battles and events. Also the pupils should be exercised in answering the questions vivå voce as in writing. For this purpose the lists of Persons, Places, and Dates at the ends of the lessons will be found very serviceable.

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(The Titles of the Poetical Pieces are printed in Italics.)

CHAPTER

1. Henry VII.

71 30. William III. and Mary II. 142

2. Youth of Henry VIII. .

12 31. The War of the Spanish

3. The Battle of Flodden 16

Succession (i.).

146

4. The Royal Supremacy (i.) 20

Do. (ii.)

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(ii.) 24 32. The Battle of Blenheim

152

5. The Fall of Wolsey 28 33. The Union of England and

6. Destruction of the Monas-

Scotland

154

teries

31 34. Hamplon Court Palace in

7. The Lady in the Tower

Qucen Anne's Time .

159

8. Edward VI. (i.)

38 35. The War of the Austrian

Do. (ii.)

41

Succession

160

9. Lady Jane Grey

44 36. A Tradition of

Culioden · 165

10. Queen Mary I. .

49 37. The Seven Years' War

· 167

11. Accession of Elizabeth.

54 38. The American War

171

12. The Days of Good Queen 39. The Times of the Great

Bess

58

French Revolution 176

13. Sir Humfrey Gilbert

64 40. Characters of Burke, Gar-

14. The Spanish Armada (i.). 67 rick, and Reynolds

181

Du. do. (ii.). 69 41. The English Victories by

15. The Armada

73

Sea (i.)

183

16. The Union of the Crowns 79

Do. do. (ii.) 185

17. Reign of James I.

84 42. The Battle of the Baltic 189

18. Charles s. and Bucking- 43. The Deaths of Nelson, Pitt,

ham

89

and Fox

192

19. The Long Parliament 95 44. The Peninsular War.

195

20. The Great Rebellion 100 45. The Burial of Sir John

21. Marston Moor

107

Moore at Corunna 199

22. The Fugitive King

109 46. Waterloo .

201

23. The Death of Charles I. IN 47. The Crisis of

W’aterloo 206

On a Quiet Conscience 116 48. The Thirty Years' Peace 209

24. Lines by Andrew Marz'ell

49. Reform

213

the Execution of

50. The Morning Dream

218

Charles I.

117 51. Early Years of Queen Vic-
25. The Commonwealth 118

toria

26. The Restoration

124 52. The Duke's Funeral .

225

27. The Old Cavalier. 129 53. Wars under Queen Victoria 228

28. The Papist and Rye-House 54. Balaklava

233

Plots

131 55. The Second Twenty Vic.

29. The Revolution,

136 torian Years.

237

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