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John and Betty's History Visit   By: (1886-)

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JOHN AND BETTY'S HISTORY VISIT

BY

MARGARET WILLIAMSON

ILLUSTRATED FROM PHOTOGRAPHS

BOSTON LOTHROP, LEE & SHEPARD CO.

Published, March, 1910

COPYRIGHT, 1910, BY LOTHROP, LEE & SHEPARD CO.

All rights reserved

JOHN AND BETTY'S HISTORY VISIT

Norwood Press

BERWICK & SMITH CO.

Norwood, Mass.

U. S. A.

[Illustration: THEY SUDDENLY SAW THE TREMENDOUS CATHEDRAL LOOMING UP BEFORE THEM. Page 70. ]

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. FIRST IMPRESSIONS 9

II. THE FIRST EVENING 15

III. WESTMINSTER ABBEY 20

IV. PENSHURST PLACE: THE HOME OF SIR PHILIP SIDNEY 37

V. THE TOWER OF LONDON 50

VI. ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL AND ITS VICINITY 65

VII. A SUNDAY NIGHT CHAT 83

VIII. WINDSOR CASTLE, STOKE POGES, AND ETON SCHOOL 94

IX. MORE ABOUT LONDON 107

X. RICHMOND AND HAMPTON COURT PALACE 122

XI. STRATFORD ON AVON 138

XII. A DAY IN WARWICKSHIRE 161

XIII. WARWICK AND KENILWORTH CASTLES 181

XIV. SHERWOOD FOREST AND HADDON HALL 203

XV. WINCHESTER, SALISBURY, AND STONEHENGE 222

XVI. CLOVELLY 238

XVII. ROCHESTER AND CANTERBURY 251

XVIII. GOOD BY TO LONDON 273

INDEX 289

ILLUSTRATIONS

THEY SUDDENLY SAW THE TREMENDOUS CATHEDRAL LOOMING UP BEFORE THEM ( Page 70 ) Frontispiece

FACING PAGE

"OH, WHAT'S THIS PLACE? I AM SURE I HAVE SEEN PICTURES OF IT!" 12

"DO YOU REMEMBER THOSE QUAINT LITTLE VERSES ABOUT 'BOW BELLS'?" 16

"I ONLY WISH I COULD BE A GUARD AND RIDE A HORSE LIKE ONE OF THOSE!" 20

"THERE'S THE ABBEY RIGHT AHEAD OF US" 26

"WHAT'S THE USE OF HAVING SO MANY DOORS?" 40

"THIS SEEMS TO SPEAK OF PEACE, HAPPINESS, AND SAFETY" 44

"I WANT TO SEE WHO THOSE FELLOWS IN THE FUNNY RED UNIFORMS ARE" 50

"THE KING CANNOT PROCEED INTO THE 'CITY' WITHOUT BEING FIRST RECEIVED AT TEMPLE BAR BY THE LORD MAYOR" 68

"I'D FEEL LIKE 'LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY' GOING AROUND WITH THOSE CLOTHES ON!" 84

"YOU REMEMBER, DON'T YOU, HAVING THE GUIDE POINT OUT LONDON BRIDGE?" 88

THE MOSS GROWN SAXON PORCH 96

JOHN MILTON LIVED THERE AFTER HE FLED FROM LONDON 106

"OH, HERE'S THE OLD CORONATION CHAIR, ISN'T IT?" 114

"EVERY TIME I VISIT THIS PALACE I MARVEL AT THE AMOUNT OF HISTORY WITH WHICH IT IS CONNECTED" 136

"WHY, I DIDN'T SUPPOSE IT WAS AS BIG AS THAT!" 140

"DID ANNE TRULY LIVE HERE?" 164

"THEY KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THEY ARE, AND THAT THIS GARDEN WOULDN'T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT THEM" 184

"IT STILL SEEMS ALIVE WITH MEMORIES OF THE FAIR DOROTHY VERNON" 218

"THERE STILL REMAINS THE QUESTION OF HOW THESE TREMENDOUS STONES WERE BROUGHT HERE" 236

ONE OF PLASTER AND THATCH, OVERGROWN WITH ROSES 240

"YOU'LL FIND NOTHING AT ALL LIKE THIS STRANGE LITTLE CLOVELLY" 250

"WILLIAM OF SENS, IN 1184, FINISHED THE BUILDING WHICH WE NOW SEE" 264

OLD GENTLEMEN, STOUT LADIES, YOUNG PEOPLE, AND SMALL CHILDREN, ALL RIDE IN ENGLAND 286

JOHN AND BETTY'S HISTORY VISIT

CHAPTER ONE

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

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