CONTENTS

BOOK I.

TITLE PAGE AND PREFACE
CHAPTER I
The Britons—the Romans—Invasion by Julius Caesar
CHAPTER II
Invasion by the Romans under Claudius—Caraetacus—Boadicea
Agricola—Galgacus—Severus—Vortigern calls in the Saxons
CHAPTER III
The Saxons—The Heptarchy
CHAPTER IV
The Union of the Heptarchy under Egbert
CHAPTER V The Danes—Alfred
CHAPTER VI From King Edward the Elder to the Norman Conquest
CHAPTER VII Edmond Ironsides—Canute—Harold Harefoot—Hardicanute—
Edward the Confessor—Harold—The Battle of Hastings

 

BOOK II.

THE PERIOD FROM THE NORMAN CONQUEST TO THE DEATH OF KING JOHN.

CHAPTER I
William the Conqueror
CHAPTER II
William Rufus
CHAPTER III
Henry the First, surnamed Beauclerc
CHAPTER IV
Stephen
CHAPTER V Henry the Second, surnamed Plantagenet
CHAPTER VI Richard the First, surnamed Coeur de Lion
CHAPTER VII John, surnamed Sansterre, or Lackland

BOOK III.

THE PERIOD FROM THE ACCESSION OF HENRY THE THIRD TO THE END OF
THE REIGN OF RICHARD THE SECOND, A.D. 1216—1399.

CHAPTER I
Henry the Third, surnamed of Winchester
CHAPTER II
Edward the First, surnamed Longshanks
CHAPTER III
Edward the Second, surnamed of Caernarvon
CHAPTER IV
Edward the Third
CHAPTER V Richard the Second, surnamed of Bordeaux
CHAPTER VI On the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the People

BOOK IV.

THE PERIOD FROM THE ACCESSION OF HENRY IV. TO THE END OF THE REIGN OF
RICHARD III., A.D. 1399-1485.

CHAPTER I
Henry the Fourth, surnamed Bolingbroke
CHAPTER II
Henry the Fifth, siunamed of Monmouth
CHAPTER III
Henry the Sixth, surnamed of Windsor
CHAPTER IV
Henry the Sixth, surnamed of Windsor—continued
CHAPTER V Edward the Fourth
CHAPTER VI Edward the Fifth
CHAPTER VII Richard the Third
CHAPTER VIII National Industry
CHAPTER IX Of the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the People

BOOK V.

FROM THE ACCESSION OF HENRY THE SEVENTH TO THE END OF THE
REIGN OF ELIZABETH.

CHAPTER I
Henry the Seventh
CHAPTER II
Henry the Eighth
CHAPTER III
Henry the Eighth—continued
CHAPTER IV
Henry the Eighth—continued
CHAPTER V Henry the Eighth—concluded
CHAPTER VI Edward the Sixth
CHAPTER VII Mary
CHAPTER VIII Elizabeth
CHAPTER IX Elizabeth—continued
CHAPTER X Elizabeth—concluded

BOOK VI.

FROM THE PERIOD OF THE ACCESSION OF JAMES I.
TO THE RESTORATION OF CHARLES II.

CHAPTER I
James the First
CHAPTER II
James the First—concluded
CHAPTER III
Charles the First
CHAPTER IV
Charles the First—continued
CHAPTER V Charles the First—concluded
CHAPTER VI The Commonwealth
CHAPTER VII Richard Cromwell
CHAPTER VIII On the National Industry and the Literature, Manners, Customs, and Condition of the People

BOOK VII.

THE PERIOD FROM THE RESTORATION OF CHARLES II. TO THE REVOLUTION.

CHAPTER I
Charles the Second
CHAPTER II
Charles the Second—continued
CHAPTER III
Charles the Second—concluded
CHAPTER IV
James the Second
CHAPTER V Literature, Science, Fine Arts, Manners, Customs, and Condition

BOOK VIII.

THE PERIOD FROM THE REVOLUTION TO THE ACCESSION OF GEORGE III.

CHAPTER I
William and Mary
CHAPTER II
William the Third
CHAPTER III
Anne
CHAPTER IV
George the First
CHAPTER V George the Second
CHAPTER VI George the Second—concluded
CHAPTER VII On the Constitution, Government and Laws, National Industry, Literature, Science, Fine Arts, Manners, Customs, and Condition of the People.

 

ENGRAVINGS ON STEEL.

1
The Landing of Julius Caesar.
2
William the Conqueror inspecting the Volunteers previous to the Invasion of England.
3
Terrific Combat between Richard Coeur de Lion and Saladin.
4
King John signing Magna Charta.
5 Edward's Arm in the Hands of his Medical Advisers.
6 Queen Philippa interceding with Edward III. for the Six Burgesses of Calais.
7 Coronation of Henry IV. (from the best authorities.)
8 Embarkation of Henry V. at Southampton, a.d. 1415.
9 Marriage of Henry VI. with Margaret of Anjou.
10 The Battle of Bosworth Field: a Scene from the great Drama of History.
11
Henry VIII. meeting Francis.
12
Henry VIII. and his Queen "Out a-Maying."
13
Henry VIII. Monk-hunting.
14
Queen Elizabeth and Sir Walter Raleigh.
15 Discovery of Guido Fawkes by Suffolk and Monteagle.
16 "Take away that Bauble." Cromwell dissolving the Long Parliament.
17 The Royal Oak. The Penderell Family have no idea where Charles is!!!
18 Evening Party—Time of Charles the Second.
19 The Battle of the Boyne.
20 Georgey Porgey she First going out for a ride in his State Coachy Poachy.