Dr. Goldsmith's Abridgment of the History of England: Brought Down to the General Peace of Europe, Concluded at Paris, in 1815

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Oliver & Boyd, 1823 - Great Britain - 374 pages

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Page 213 - Dorsetshire, with scarcely a hundred followers. However, his name was so popular, and so great was the hatred of the people both for the person and religion of James, that in four days he had assembled a body of above two thousand men.
Page 155 - I would advise you, as you tender your life, to devise some excuse to shift off your attendance at this parliament : for God and man have concurred to punish the wickedness of this time. And think not slightly of this advertisement, but retire yourself into your country, where you may expect the event in safety. For though there be no appearance of any stir, yet, I say, they shall receive a terrible blow this parliament, and yet they shall not see who hurts them.
Page 45 - ... knowing the influence of superstition over the minds of the people, and perhaps apprehensive that a part of his troubles arose from the displeasure of heaven, resolved to do penance at the shrine of St.
Page 30 - Upon his arrival on the Continent he found that the insurgents had been secretly assisted and excited by the king of France, whose policy consisted in thus lessening the Norman power, by creating dissensions among the nobles of its different provinces.
Page 54 - No sooner were those shown to the king, than he burst into a furious passion, and asked why the barons did not also demand his kingdom ? swearing that he would never comply...
Page 248 - ... shot by order of a courtmartial. The common men were imprisoned at Chester and Liverpool ; the noblemen and considerable officers were sent to London, and led through the streets, pinioned and bound together, to intimidate their party.
Page 137 - Latimer, when tied to the stake, called to his companion, "Be of good cheer, brother; we shall this day kindle such a torch in England, as, I trust in God, shall never be extinguished.
Page 53 - I, John, by the grace of God, king of England, and lord of Ireland, in order to expiate my sins, from my own free will, and the advice of my barons, give to the church of Rome, to pope Innocent, and his successors, the kingdom of England, and all other prerogatives of my crown.
Page 88 - Tertois, at Blangi, he was surprised to observe, from the heights, the whole French army drawn up in the plains of Agincourt ; and so posted, that it was impossible for him to proceed on his march without coming to an engagement. No situation could be more unfavourable than that in which he found himself. His army was wasted with disease ; the soldiers' spirits worn down with fatigue, destitute of provisions, and discouraged by their retreat.
Page 200 - On the 12th of August, one Kirby, a chemist, accosted the king, as he was walking in the park : " Sir," said he, " keep within the company : your enemies have a design upon your life ; and you may be shot in this very walk.

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