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A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times vol 2

A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times vol 2 by Francois Guizot
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François Pierre Guillaume Guizot (October 4, 1787 -September 12, 1874) was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a dominant figure in French politics prior to the Revolution of 1848, actively opposing as a liberal the reactionary King Charles X before his overthrow in the July Revolution of 1830, then in government service to the “citizen king” Louis Philippe, as the Minister of Education, 1832-1837, ambassador to London, Foreign Minister 1840-1847, and finally Prime Minister of France from September 19, 1847 to February 23, 1848. His “Popular History of France” is an attractive and engrossing narrative, here presented in an easily readable English translation by Robert Black, published in 1898.

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HISTORY OF FRANCE

BY M. GUIZOT

VOLUME II.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

XVII. THE CRUSADES, THEIR DECLINE AND END. 9

XVIII. THE KINGSHIP IN FRANCE 65

XIX. THE COMMUNES AND THE THIRD ESTATE 205

XX. THE HUNDRED YEARS' WAR. PHILIP VI. AND JOHN II. 249

XXI. THE STATES GENERAL OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY 328

XXII. THE HUNDRED YEARS' WAR. CHARLES V. 358

LIST OF STEEL ENGRAVINGS.

BRIDGE OF TOULOUSE FRONTISPIECE.

PREACHING THE SECOND CRUSADE 13

ST. LOUIS ADMINISTERING JUSTICE 46

ST. LOUIS MEDIATING BETWEEN HENRY III. AND HIS BARONS 136

THE SICILIAN VESPERS 156

THE TOWN AND FORTRESS OF LILLE 164

LIST OF WOOD CUT ILLUSTRATIONS.

Richard's Farewell to the Holy Land 10

Defeat of the Turks 16

The Christians of the Holy City defiling before Saladin. 28

Richard Coeur de Lion having the Saracens beheaded. . 37

Sire de Joinville 55

The Death of St. Louis 64

Thomas de Marie made Prisoner 69

Louis the Fat on an Expedition 69

The Battle of Bouvines 81

Death of De Montfort 104

De la Marche's parting Insult 126

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