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Young Folks' History of England   By: (1823-1901)

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YOUNG FOLKS' HISTORY OF ENGLAND.

by CHARLOTTE M. YONGE.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER.

1. Julius Caesar. B.C. 55.

2. The Romans in Britain. A.D. 41 418.

3. The Angle Children. A.D. 597.

4. The Northmen. A.D. 858 958.

5. The Danish Conquest. A.D. 958 1035.

6. The Norman Conquest. A.D. 1035 1066.

7. William the Conqueror. A.D. 1066 1087.

8. William II., Rufus. A.D. 1087 1100.

9. Henry I., Beau Clerc. A.D. 1100 1135.

10. Stephen. A.D. 1135 1154.

11. Henry II., Fitz Empress. A.D. 1154 1189.

12. Richard I., Lion Heart. A.D. 1189 1199.

13. John, Lackland. A.D. 1199 1216.

14. Henry III., of Winchester. A.D. 1216 1272.

15. Edward I., Longshanks. A.D. 1272 1307.

16. Edward II., of Caernarvon. A.D. 1307 1327.

17. Edward III. A.D. 1327 1377.

18. Richard II. A.D. 1377 1399.

19. Henry IV. A.D. 1399 1413.

20. Henry V., of Monmouth. A.D. 1413 1423.

21. Henry VI., of Windsor. A.D. 1423 1461.

22. Edward IV. A.D. 1461 1483.

23. Edward V. A.D. 1483.

24. Richard III. A.D. 1483 1485.

25. Henry VII. A.D. 1485 1509.

26. Henry VIII. and Cardinal Wolsey. A.D. 1509 1529.

27. Henry VIII. and his Wives. A.D. 1528 1547.

28. Edward VI. A.D. 1547 1553.

29. Mary I. A.D. 1553 1558.

30. Elizabeth. A.D. 1558 1587.

31. Elizabeth (continued). A.D. 1587 1602.

32. James I., A.D. 1602 1625.

33. Charles I., A.D. 1625 1645.

34. The Long Parliament. A.D. 1649.

35. Death of Charles I. A.D. 1649 1651.

36. Oliver Cromwell. A.D. 1649 1660.

37. Charles II. A.D. 1660 1685.

38. James II. A.D. 1685 1688.

39. William III., and Mary II. A.D. 1689 1702.

40. Anne. A.D. 1702 1714.

41. George I. A.D. 1714 1725.

42. George II. A.D. 1725 1760.

43. George III. A.D. 1760 1785.

44. George III. (continued). A.D. 1785 1810.

45. George III. The Regency. A.D. 1810 1820.

46. George IV. A.D. 1820 1839.

47. William IV. A.D. 1830 1837.

48. Victoria. A.D. 1837 1855.

49. Victoria (continued). A.D. 1855 1860.

50. Victoria (continued). A.D. 1860 1872.

YOUNG FOLKS' HISTORY OF ENGLAND.

CHAPTER I.

JULIUS CAESAR. B.C. 55.

Nearly two thousand years ago there was a brave captain whose name was Julius Caesar. The soldiers he led to battle were very strong, and conquered the people wherever they went. They had no gun or gunpowder then; but they had swords and spears, and, to prevent themselves from being hurt, they had helmets or brazen caps on their heads, with long tufts of horse hair upon them, by way of ornament, and breast plates of brass on their breasts, and on their arms they carried a sort of screen, made of strong leather. One of them carried a little brass figure of an eagle on a long pole, with a scarlet flag flying below, and wherever the eagle was seen, they all followed, and fought so bravely that nothing could long stand against them.

When Julius Caesar rode at their head, with his keen, pale hook nosed face, and the scarlet cloak that the general always wore, they were so proud of him, and so fond of him, that there was nothing they would not do for him.

Julius Caesar heard that a little way off there was a country nobody knew anything about, except that the people were very fierce and savage, and that a sort of pearl was found in the shells of mussels which lived in the rivers. He could not bear that there should be any place that his own people, the Romans, did not know and subdue. So he commanded the ships to be prepared, and he and his soldiers embarked, watching the white cliffs on the other side of the sea grow higher and higher as he came nearer and nearer.

When he came quite up to them, he found the savages were there in earnest. They were tall men, with long red streaming hair, and such clothes as they had were woollen, checked like plaid; but many had their arms and breasts naked, and painted all over in blue patterns... Continue reading book >>




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