A simple history of England

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Seite 52 - ... had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs.
Seite 87 - Saturday, the 29th of January 1820, in the eighty-second year of his age, and the sixtieth of his reign.
Seite 84 - Government sent Out soldiers to force the Americans to pay taxes, and war began which went on for nearly eight years. The Americans raised an army to defend themselves Their leader was George Washington. Then they declared themselves independent of Great Britain, and formed a union of thirteen States under the name of the United States of America. In 1783...
Seite 52 - In trying to serve two masters, he lost the favour of both. Henry, after having lived eighteen years with Catherine of Aragon, became tired of her, and fell in love with Anne Boleyn, one of her maids of honour. He therefore asked Wolsey to say that his marriage with his brother's widow had been unlawful, and to give him a 'divorce.
Seite 51 - VIII., son of the late King, was eighteen years old when he came to the throne. He was the first King that united in his own person the Houses of Lancaster and York. He married Catherine of Aragon, widow of his elder brother Arthur. 2. When Henry came to the throne the nation was at peace, and his coffers were filled by the wealth which his father had so greedily gained.
Seite 81 - Thousands of people of all classes poured in with all the money they could bring together, in the hope of making great fortunes. So intense did the excitement become, that some even gave £1000 in cash for a £100 share in South Sea stock! 6. But the mighty Bubble was soon to burst. Other companies sprang up, offering great fortunes for small subscriptions. They had one scheme for extracting silver from lead, another for making salt water fresh, a third for importing a lot of large jackasses from...
Seite 50 - He was kept prisoner fifteen years, and was then beheaded. 2. Henry married Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward the Fourth. The White and Red Roses being thus united, those wars that for thirty years had been robbing England of her 'best blood came to an end ; and men began to follow the arts of peace. 3. The beginning of the reign, however, was disturbed by 'pretenders.
Seite 80 - GEORGE I. (great-grandson of James I.) began to reign 1714 GEORGE II. (son) 1727 GEORGE III. (grandson) 1760 GEORGE IV. (son) began to reign 1820 WILLIAM IV.
Seite 72 - Wild, and even ridiculous as this proceeding was, it imposed on the low illiterate adventurers, with whom Peru was filled, by the semblance of a legal sanction warranting Pizarro to carry on hostilities against a convicted traitor. Soldiers accordingly resorted from every quarter to his standard, and he was soon at the head of a thousand men, the best equipped that had ever taken the field in Peru.
Seite 88 - Brunswick; but he had used her very cruelly, and she had long been forced to live away from him. On his coming to the throne, however, she returned to England to claim her position as Queen. 3. On her arrival, 'grave charges of misconduct were brought against her; but these 'had to be given up.

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