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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 07 (of 12)   By: (1729-1797)

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THE WORKS

OF

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

EDMUND BURKE

IN TWELVE VOLUMES

VOLUME THE SEVENTH

[Illustration: Burke Coat of Arms.]

LONDON JOHN C. NIMMO 14, KING WILLIAM STREET, STRAND, W.C. MDCCCLXXXVII

CONTENTS OF VOL. VII

FRAGMENTS AND NOTES OF SPEECHES IN PARLIAMENT.

SPEECH ON THE ACTS OF UNIFORMITY, February 6, 1772 3

SPEECH ON A BILL FOR THE RELIEF OF PROTESTANT DISSENTERS, March 7, 1773 21

SPEECH ON A MOTION FOR LEAVE TO BRING IN A BILL TO REPEAL AND ALTER CERTAIN ACTS RESPECTING RELIGIOUS OPINIONS, UPON THE OCCASION OF A PETITION OF THE UNITARIAN SOCIETY, May 11, 1792 39

SPEECH RELATIVE TO THE MIDDLESEX ELECTION, February 7, 1771 59

SPEECH ON A BILL FOR SHORTENING THE DURATION OF PARLIAMENTS, May 8, 1780 69

SPEECH ON A MOTION FOR A COMMITTEE TO INQUIRE INTO THE STATE OF THE REPRESENTATION OF THE COMMONS IN PARLIAMENT, May 7, 1782 89

SPEECH ON A MOTION FOR LEAVE TO BRING IN A BILL FOR EXPLAINING THE POWERS OF JURIES IN PROSECUTIONS FOR LIBELS, March 7, 1771. TOGETHER WITH A LETTER IN VINDICATION OF THAT MEASURE, AND A COPY OF THE PROPOSED BILL 105

SPEECH ON A BILL FOR THE REPEAL OF THE MARRIAGE ACT, June 15, 1781 129

SPEECH ON A MOTION FOR LEAVE TO BRING IN A BILL TO QUIET THE POSSESSIONS OF THE SUBJECT AGAINST DORMANT CLAIMS OF THE CHURCH, February 17, 1772 137

HINTS FOR AN ESSAY ON THE DRAMA 143

AN ESSAY TOWARDS AN ABRIDGMENT OF THE ENGLISH HISTORY. IN THREE BOOKS.

BOOK I.

CHAP. I. Causes of the Connection between the Romans and Britons. C├Žsar's two Invasions of Britain 159

II. Some Account of the Ancient Inhabitants of Britain 170

III. The Reduction of Britain by the Romans 189

IV. The Fall of the Roman Power in Britain 214

BOOK II.

CHAP. I. The Entry and Settlement of the Saxons, and their Conversion to Christianity 227

II. Establishment of Christianity of Monastic Institutions and of their Effects 240

III. Series of Anglo Saxon Kings from Ethelbert to Alfred: with the Invasion of the Danes 255

IV. Reign of King Alfred 261

V. Succession of Kings from Alfred to Harold 269

VI. Harold II. Invasion of the Normans. Account of that People, and of the State of England at the Time of the Invasion 280

VII. Of the Laws and Institutions of the Saxons 291

BOOK III.

CHAP. I. View of the State of Europe at the Time of the Norman Invasion 327

II. Reign of William the Conqueror 335

III. Reign of William the Second, surnamed Rufus 364

IV. Reign of Henry I 375

V. Reign of Stephen 386

VI. Reign of Henry II 394

VII. Reign of Richard I 425

VIII. Reign of John 437

IX. Fragment. An Essay towards an History of the Laws of England 475

FRAGMENTS AND NOTES

OF

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