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Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II   By: (1823-1901)

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CAMEOS

FROM

ENGLISH HISTORY

FROM ROLLO TO EDWARD II.

1873

PREFACE.

The "Cameos" here put together are intended as a book for young people just beyond the elementary histories of England, and able to enter in some degree into the real spirit of events, and to be struck with characters and scenes presented in some relief.

The endeavor has not been to chronicle facts, but to put together a series of pictures of persons and events, so as to arrest the attention and give some individuality and distinctness to the recollection, by gathering together details at the most memorable moments. Begun many years since, as the historical portion of a magazine, the earlier ones of these Cameos have been collected and revised to serve for school room reading, and it is hoped that, if these are found useful, they may ere long be followed up by a second volume, comprising the wars in France, and those of the Roses.

February 28th, 1868.

CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION

CAMEO I. ROLF GANGER (900 932)

CAMEO II. WILLIAM LONGSWORD AND RICHARD THE FEARLESS (932 996)

CAMEO III. YOUTH OF THE CONQUEROR (1026 1066)

CAMEO IV. EARL GODWIN (1012 1052)

CAMEO V. THE TWO HAROLDS (1060 1066)

CAMEO VI. THE NORMAN INVASION (1066)

CAMEO VII. THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS (1066) CONTENTS.

CAMEO VIII. THE CAMP OF REFUGE (1067 1072)

CAMEO IX. THE LAST SAXON BISHOP (1008 1095)

CAMEO X. THE CONQUEROR (1066 1087)

CAMEO XI. THE CONQUEROR'S CHILDREN (1050 1087)

CAMEO XII. THE CROWN AND THE MITRE (1087 1107)

CAMEO XIII. THE FIRST CRUSADE (1095 1100)

CAMEO XIV. THE ETHELING FAMILY (1010 1159)

CAMEO XV. THE COUNTS OF ANJOU (888 1142)

CAMEO XVI. VISITORS OF HENRY I. (1120 1134)

CAMEO XVII. THE BATTLE OF THE STANDARD (1135 1138)

CAMEO XVIII. THE SNOWS OF OXFORD (1138 1154)

CAMEO XIX. YOUTH OF BECKET (1154 1162)

CAMEO XX. THE CONSTITUTIONS OF CLARENDON (1163 1172)

CAMEO XXI. DEATH OF BECKET (1166 1172)

CAMEO XXII. THE CONQUEST OF IRELAND (1172)

CAMEO XXIII. THE REBELLIOUS EAGLETS (1149 1183)

CAMEO XXIV. THE THIRD CRUSADE (1189 1193)

CAMEO XXV. ARTHUR OF BRITTANY (1187 1206)

CAMEO XXVI. THE INTERDICT (1207 1214)

CAMEO XXVII. MAGNA CHARTA (1214 1217)

CAMEO XXVIII. THE FIEF OP ROME (1217 1254)

CAMEO XXIX. THE LONGESP√ČES IN THE EGYPTIAN CRUSADES (1219 1254)

CAMEO XXX. SIMON DE MONTFORT (1232 1266)

CAMEO XXXI. THE LAST OF THE CRUSADERS (1267 1291)

CAMEO XXXII. THE CYMRY (B.C. 66 A.D. 1269)

CAMEO XXXIII. THE ENGLISH JUSTINIAN (1272 1292)

CAMEO XXXIV. THE HAMMER OF THE SCOTS (1292 1305)

CAMEO XXXV. THE EVIL TOLL (1294 1305)

CAMEO XXXVI. ROBERT THE BRUCE (1305 1308)

CAMEO XXXVII. THE VICTIM OP BLACKLOW HILL (1307 1313)

CAMEO XXXVIII. BANNOCKBURN (1307 1313)

CAMEO XXXIX. THE KNIGHTS OF THE TEMPLE (1292 1316)

CAMEO XL. THE BARONS' WARS (1310 1327)

CAMEO XLI. GOOD KING ROBERT'S TESTAMENT (1314 1329)

CAMEOS

OF

THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND

INTRODUCTION.

Young people learn the history of England by reading small books which connect some memorable event that they can understand, and remember, with the name of each king such as Tyrrell's arrow shot with William Rufus, or the wreck of the White Ship with Henry I. But when they begin to grow a little beyond these stories, it becomes difficult to find a history that will give details and enlarge their knowledge, without being too lengthy. They can hardly be expected to remember or take an interest in personages or events left, as it were, in the block. It was the sense of this want that prompted the writing of the series that here follows, in which the endeavor has been to take either individual characters, or events bearing on our history, and work them out as fully as materials permitted, so that each, taken by itself, might form an individual Cameo, or gem in full relief, and thus become impressed upon the mind... Continue reading book >>




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