Cyclopedia of Chronology: The World's Progress, a Dictionary of Dates: with Tabular Views of General History, and a Historical Chart

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George Palmer Putnam
A.S. Barnes & Burr, 1860 - Chronology, Historical - 840 pages
 

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Page 283 - Crispinus and Crispianus were brethren, born at Rome ; from whence they travelled to Soissons in France, about the year 303, to propagate the Christian religion ; but because they would not be chargeable to others for their maintenance, they exercised the trade of shoemakers; but the governor of the town discovering them to be Christians, ordered them to be beheaded about the year 303 From which time, the shoemakers made choice of them for their tutelar saints.
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Page 175 - December 16, 1800. The principle that neutral flags protect neutral bottoms being contrary to the maritime system of England, the British cabinet remonstrated, and Nelson and Parker destroyed the fleet of Denmark before Copenhagen, April 2, 1801. That power, in consequence, was obliged to secede from the alliance, and acknowledge the claim of England to the empire of the sea ; and the Armed Neutrality was soon after dissolved.
Page 487 - Barons' eldest sons. Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. Privy Councillors. Chancellor of the Exchequer. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Lord Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench. Master of the Rolls.
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