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A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3) From the earliest times to the Death of King Edward VII   By: (1829-1902)

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[Transcriber's note: Obvious printer's errors have been corrected, all other inconsistencies are as in the original. The author's spelling has been maintained.

Each page of the original book had a side note stating the time span treated on that page. Those side notes have been deleted.

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STUDENT'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND

FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE DEATH OF KING EDWARD VII

BY

SAMUEL R. GARDINER, D.C.L., LL.D.

LATE FELLOW OF MERTON COLLEGE, OXFORD ETC.

VOL. I.

B.C. 55 A.D. 1509

NEW IMPRESSION (1915)

REISSUE

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO. 39 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON FOURTH AVENUE & 30th STREET, NEW YORK BOMBAY, CALCUTTA, AND MADRAS 1916

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WORKS BY SAMUEL RAWSON GARDINER.

HISTORY OF ENGLAND, from the Accession of James I. to the Outbreak of the Civil War, 1603 1642. With Maps. 10 vols. crown 8vo. 5 s. net each.

A HISTORY OF THE GREAT CIVIL WAR, 1642 1649. With Maps. 4 vols. crown 8vo. 5 s. net each.

A HISTORY OF THE COMMONWEALTH AND THE PROTECTORATE, 1649 1656. With Maps. 4 vols. crown 8vo. 5 s. net each.

THE LAST YEARS OF THE PROTECTORATE, 1656 1658. By CHARLES HARDING FIRTH, M.A., Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Oxford. With 3 Plans. 2 vols. 8vo. 24 s. net.

A STUDENT'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND. From the Earliest Times to the Death of King Edward VII.

Vol. I. B.C. 55 A.D. 1509. With 173 Illustrations. Crown 8vo. 4 s.

Vol. II. 1509 1689. With 96 Illustrations. Crown 8vo. 4 s.

Vol. III. 1689 1910. With 112 Illustrations. Crown 8vo. 4 s.

Complete in One Volume, with 381 Illustrations, crown 8vo. 12s.

PREPARATORY QUESTIONS ON S. R. GARDINER'S STUDENT'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND. By R. SOMERVELL, M.A. Crown 8vo. 1 s.

SUMMARY OF ENGLISH HISTORY, based on S. R. Gardiner's 'Outline of English History.' Brought down to the Accession of Edward VII. By W. REEP. Fcp. 8vo. 6 d.

A SCHOOL ATLAS OF ENGLISH HISTORY. Edited by SAMUEL RAWSON GARDINER, D.C.L., LL.D. With 66 Coloured Maps and 22 Plans of Battles and Sieges. Fcp. 4to. 5 s.

LONGMANS' ELEMENTARY HISTORICAL ATLAS, abridged from S. R. Gardiner's 'School Atlas of English History.' Post 4to. 1 s.

CROMWELL'S PLACE IN HISTORY. Founded on Six Lectures delivered at Oxford. Crown 8vo. 3 s. 6 d.

OLIVER CROMWELL. With Portrait. Crown 8vo. 5 s. net.

THE FIRST TWO STUARTS AND THE PURITAN REVOLUTION, 1603 1660. 4 Maps. Fcp. 8vo. 2 s. 6 d.

THE THIRTY YEARS' WAR, 1618 1648. With a Map. Fcp. 8vo. 2 s. 6 d.

OUTLINE OF ENGLISH HISTORY, B.C. 55 A.D. 1910. With 67 Woodcuts and 17 Maps. Fcp. 8vo. 2 s. 6 d.

THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, 1789 1795. By Mrs. S. R. GARDINER. With 7 Maps. Fcp. 8vo. 2 s. 6 d.

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PREFACE TO FIRST EDITION

The present work is intended for such students as have already an elementary knowledge of the main facts of English history, and aims at meeting their needs by the use of plain language on the one hand, and by the avoidance, on the other hand, of that multiplicity of details which is apt to overburden the memory.

At the close of the book I have treated the last eleven years, 1874 to 1885, in a manner which precludes all expression of my own views, either on the characters of the actors or on the value of the work performed by them; and something of the same reticence will be observed in the pages dealing with the years immediately preceding 1874. We have not the material before us for the formation of a final judgment on many points arising in the course of the narrative, and it is therefore better to abstain from the expression of decided opinion, except on matters so completely before the public as to leave no room for hesitation... Continue reading book >>




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