Selections from the Sources of English History: Being a Supplement to Text-books of English History B.C. 55-A.D. 1832

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Charles William Colby
Longmans, Green, & Company, 1899 - 325 pages
 

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Contents

Alfreds Wars with the Danes
22
A Letter from Canute to his People
24
The Guild of St Peters at Abbotsbury
27
The Battle of Stamford Bridge
29
Saxons and Normans
33
Gregory VII to William the Conqueror
36
Domesday Book
38
The Conquerors Character
39
The First Crusade
41
A Sudden Campaign of William Rufus
44
The Charter of Liberties
46
The Wreck of the White Ship
49
Adulterine Castles in the Reign of Stephen
52
The First Norman Invasion of Ireland
53
The Murder of Becket
56
The Burning and Rebuilding of Canterbury Cathedral
59
Two Speeches of Queen Elizabeth
61
Queen Elizabeth to James VI of Scotland
62
William FitzStephens Description of London
63
Sir Henry Sidney to his Son Philip
64
Euphuism
65
The Sufferings of the MediŠval Jew
66
The Prowess of Cour de Lion
68
James I and the Puritans
69
A Town Charter
70
The First Draft of Charges against Strafford
71
The Interdict
72
The Wonderful Work of God in the Guidance of Bullets
73
The Extortion of Magna Carta
74
Cromwells Dissolution of the Long Parliament
75
Blake at Santa Cruz
76
The Restoration Festivities
77
The Attitude of St Albans Chroniclers towards Henry III
78
The CoffeeHouse
79
On the Growth of English Power and Wealth
80
Lord Jeffreys on the Bench
81
The Papal Nuncio
82
The Difficulties of the MediŠval Scholar
83
Glencoe
84
Patersons Claims for the Bank of England
85
The Battle of Blenheim
86
The Manumission of a Villein
87
A Summons to Parliament in 1295
89
An English View of Wallace and Bruce
90
The Price of Food under Edward II
92
Troubles at Bristol
93
The Failure of the Bardi
96

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