Leading Documents of English History: Together with Illustrative Material from Contemporary Writers and a Bibliography of Sources

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George Bell and Sons, 1900 - Great Britain - 607 pages
 

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Contents

121 122 122
66
Description of the Britons
68
Consequences of the Withdrawal of the Romans
76
THE BIRTH OF THE ENGLISH NATION SECTION PAGE 21 The Ancient Germans
79
Coming of Hengist and Horsa
80
England becomes One Kingdom
82
Reëstablishment of Christianity
84
ANGLOSaxon Laws The Dooms of the Kings Alfred Athelstan and Edgar 25 Of a Mans EyeWound and of various other Limbs
87
Of Lordless Men
88
Of WerGilds
89
Of Peoples Ranks and Law
90
How the Hundred shall be held
91
Ordinance of King Edgar ChurchScots
92
Festivals and Fasts
93
THE DANES IN ENGLAND 37 Danish Invasions
96
Alfred at Athelney
97
Alfred and Guthrums Peace
98
Second Period of Danish Invasion
99
Laws of Canute
101
Charter of Canute
103
Letter of Canute to his People
105
PART III
109
THE NORMAN RULE 44 Invasion of England III
111
Coronation Oath of William the Conqueror
117
Character of William
118
Doomsday Survey
119
A Doomsday Manor
121
Letter of William I to Gregory VII
122
First Charter of the City of London
123
Exactions of William Rufas 55 Charter of Liberties of Henry I
124
The EARLY ANGEVINS 58 Henry II and Thomas à Becket at the Council of Woodstock 59 The Council of Westminster 60 The Constitutions of Cl...
130
The Kings Rash Words and Beckets Death
137
The Assize of Clarendon
138
Constitution of the Kings Household
141
The First Coronation of Richard I
147
Levying a Feudal Aid 130 131 133 137 138 141 147
149
PART IV
153
THE PAPAL AUTHORITY TRIUMPHANT 66 The Struggle between John and Innocent III
155
England under the Interdict
156
John Excommunicated by Name
157
The Pope deposes the King
158
The Papal Legate in England
159
The Repentance of the King 72 John resigns Crown and Kingdom to the Pope 73 John does Homage to the Pope 74 Declaration of Laws and Rights ...
160
THE WINNING OF THE CHARTER 75 Rising of the Barons 76 Conference held by the Barons
165
Demands of the Barons
166
SECTION PAGE 78 London given up to the Barons
168
The Magna Charta
169
The Growth of Law 81 Summonses to Parliament
181
Confirmation of the Charters
184
Ecclesiastical Sanction of the Confirmation of the Charters
186
Law of Mortmain
187
Freedom of Parliament
189
The Statute of Quia Emptores
193
Coronation Oath of Edward II
195
First Statute of Treasons
196
Second Statute of Provisors
198
Great Statute of Praemunire
199
THE BLACK DEATH 94 Spread of the Plague
203
Statute of Labourers
206
LOLLARDY 96 Wycliffite Conclusions
209
Bull of Pope Gregory XI against Wycliffe
211
Reply of Wycliffe to a Summons from the Pope
212
The Duke of Wellington on Emancipation
213
De Hæretico Comburendo
214
Oaths
215
Jewish Relief
216
Henry V to the Mayor and Sheriffs of London
217
Henry V to the Sheriff of Kent
219
Henry VI to the Abbot of St Edmondsbury
220
Mandate for the Burning of a Heretic
222
PART V
225
1509 to 1603
227
SECTION PAGE 106 Divorce Proceedings announced to the House of Com mons
231
HENRY VIII AND THE CHURCH 107 Payment of Annates to the Pope Forbidden
234
Appeals to Rome Prohibited
236
Henrys Attitude toward Heretics
237
Submission of the Clergy
239
Act of Supremacy
243
Denial of the Authority of the Pope
244
Confession made with the Surrender of a Monastery
247
Letters concerning the Suppression of the Monasteries
256
Summons to the Pilgrimage of Grace
263
The Six Articles
267
The Bible in the English Churches
269
Church Services to be in English
271
THE REIGN OF EDWARD VI
273
Act of Uniformity
274
Speeches at the Trial 229
276
Against Books and Images
277
The Burning of Ridley and Latimer
293
ELIZABETH 133 Classes of the People in the XVIth Century
298
SECTION PAGE 134 The Anglican Standpoint
300
The Presbyterian Position
302
Whitgifts Articles touching Preachers and other Or ders for the Church
304
Puritan Demands
305
Privileges of Parliament
306
Elizabeth and Mary Stuart
307
Defeat of the Spanish Armada
309
Armada Speech of Elizabeth
310
Execution of Margaret Clitherow
312
Death of Elizabeth
313
ELIZABETHAN SEAMEN 144 Hawkins Third Voyage
316
Drakes Famous Voyage
319
Frobishers First Voyage
325
The Beginnings of American Colonization
327
PART VI
333
1603 to 1688
335
Crown above the Courts
336
King is above the Law
337
Millenary Petition
338
Levying a Feudal Aid
341
Benevolences
342
James I and the Commons
344
THE PURITAN REVOLUTION 155 The Petition of Right
348
First Writ of ShipMoney
352
ShipMoney declared Illegal
355
Charles I and Strafford
357
158a Charles I to the House of Lords in behalf of the Earl of Strafford
358
158b Parliament considers Kings Letter
359
A Summary of Grievances
360
SECTION PAGE 160 The Charge against the King
364
Charles refuses to Plead
366
The Sentence of the King
368
The Death Warrant of Charles I
372
ENGLAND A COMMONWEALTH 164 Act abolishing the Office of King
373
166
376
Instrument of Government
377
Cromwell disciplines his first Parliament
387
Cromwell and the Kingship
389
Richard Cromwell becomes Lord Protector
392
THE RESTORATION 171 Declaration of Breda
394
Reception of the Declaration of Breda by Parliament
396
Commons thank Sir John Grenville
397
Resolutions of Parliament urging the King to Return
398
Habeas Corpus Act
400
James II and the Catholics
409
The Last Appeal
412
PART VII
415
THE GLORIOUS REVOLUTION 180 Memorial from the Church of England to the Prince of Orange
417
The Prince of Orange reorganizes the Government
418
The Lords invite William to undertake the Government
419
Answer of the Prince to the Suggestions of the Lords
420
William of Orange to the Commons
421
The Princes Address to Parliament
422
The Parliamentary Title of the Sovereign of England
423
The Bill of Rights
424
Act of Settlement
431
SECTION PAGE
436
UNION BETWEEN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND
443
THE JACOBITE REBELLIONS
456
After Culloden
462
AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE
474
Character of the Colonists
480
Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland
487
EMANCIPATION
497
Speech of Lord Plunkett for the Emancipation Bill
504
511
509
Speech on the First Reform Bill
519
Prorogation of the AntiReform Parliament
523
Passage of the First Reform Bill 519 523
527
CHARTISM AND CORN LAW REPEAL 221 First National Petition
530
Presentation of the National Petition
533
Suffering of the Lower Classes 224 Repeal of the Corn Law 531 537
537
AUSTRALIA 225 Establishment of the Colony
542
First Penal Settlement
545
Discovery of Gold
549
Result of the Finding of Gold 542 545 549
551
The INDIAN EMPIRE 229 English at Surat and Bombay
554
Letter of Warren Hastings
557
Cession of India to the English Crown
562
Victoria Empress of India 554 557 562
565
ENGLAND AND THE TRANSVAAL
569
Convention of Pretoria
571
Convention of London
580
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INDEX
587
SUBJECT INDEX 583 571 580 587
603
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Page 427 - ... power be only in, and executed by, the said Prince of Orange, in the names of the said Prince and Princess, during their joint lives; and after their deceases, the said Crown and royal dignity...
Page 423 - The said Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, assembled at Westminster, do Resolve, that William and Mary Prince and Princess of Orange be, and be declared, King and Queen of England...
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Page 477 - Act be repealed, absolutely, totally, and immediately; that the reason for the repeal be assigned, because it was founded on an erroneous principle. At the same time let the sovereign authority of this country over the colonies be asserted in as strong terms as can be devised, and be made to extend to every point of legislation, that we may bind their trade, confine their manufactures, and exercise every power whatsoever, except that of taking their money out of their pockets without their consent.
Page 446 - An Act declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject, and settling the Succession of the Crown.
Page 281 - JANE, by the grace of God, Queen of England, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, and of the Church of England, and also of Ireland, under Christ, in Earth the supreme Head.
Page 428 - I, AB, do sincerely promise and swear, That I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to their Majesties King William and Queen Mary :
Page 296 - Be of good comfort, master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle by God's grace in England, as, I trust, shall never be put out.
Page 477 - I am one who will lift up my hands against it. In such a cause, your success would be hazardous. America, IF she fell, would fall like the strong man ; she would embrace the pillars of the state, and pull down the constitution along with her.

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