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CONTENTS

HENRY IV.

Title of the king-An insurrection--An insurrection in Wales—The earl of Nor-

thumberland rebels Battle of Shrewsbury-State of Scotland-Parliamentary
transactions-Death-and character of the king

59

82

CHAP. XXIV.

HENRY VII.

Accession of Henry VII.-His title to the crown-King's prejudice against the

house of York—His joyful reception in London-His coronation-Sweating-

sickness—A parliament-Entail of the crown-King's marriage-An insurrec-

tion-Discontents of the people—Lambert Simnel-Revolt of Ireland-In-

trigues of the dutchess of Burgundy-Lambert Simnel invades England-Battle

of Stoke

290

CHAP. XXV.

State of foreign affairs--State of Scotland of Spain--of the Low Countries-of

France—of Britanny-French invasion of Britanny-French embassy to Eng-

land-Dissimulation of the French court-An insurrection in the north-Sup-

pressed-King sends forces into Britanny-Annexation of Britanny to France-

À parliament-War with France—Invasion of France-Peace with France~

Perkin Warbec--His

imposture-He is avowed by the dutchess of Burgundy-

and by many of the English nobility—Trial and execution of Stanley— A par-

liament

314

CHAP. XXVI.

Perkin retires to Scotland-Insurrection in the west-Battle of Blackheath— Truce

with Scotland-Perkin taken prisoner-Perkin executed--The earl of Warwick

executed -Marriage of prince Arthur with Catharine of Arragon-His death

Marriage of the princess Margaret with the king of Scotland-Oppressions of

the

people-A parliament- Arrival of the king of Castile - Intrigues of the earl of

Suffolk-Sickness of the king–His death and character–His laws 349

CHAP. XXVII.

HENRY VIII.

Popularity of the new king--His ministers–Punishment of Empson and Dudley

-King's marriage-Foreign affairs—Julius II.-League of Cambray-War

with France-Expedition to Fontarabia-Deceit of Ferdinand—Return of the

English-Leo X.-A parliament-War with Scotland-Wolsey minister-His

character--Invasion of France~Battle of Guinegate-Battle of Flouden--Peace

with France

388

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