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ELEMENTS

OF THE

HISTORY OF ENGLAND.

BY

J. C. CURTIS, B.A.,
AUTHOR OF "ELEMENTS OF THE HISTORY OF ROME,ETC.

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LONDON:
THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY,
56 PATERNOSTER Row, 65 ST. PAUL'S CAURCHYARD,

AND 164 PICCADILLY.
MANCHESTER: CORPORATION STREES. BRIGHTONWESTERN ROAD.

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CONTENTS

THIE NORMAN KINGS.

RICHARD, CEUR DE LION, 1189~1199.

Ta Massacre of the Jews-Sets out on the Crusade-Contest with

Saladin---Taken prisoner on his journey homewards Battle of Gisors~Fitz-Osbert's Insurrection New laws -King's death

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JOHN, AND, 1199-1216. People of Anjou, etc., recognise Arthur-Battle of Mirabeau

-Death of Arthur Contest with the Pope--Battle of Bouvines-Contest with the barons-Magna ChartaCrown offered to and accepted by Louis-Plunder of the Jews-King's death ...

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EII, Rufus, 1087--1100. y of Caen-Battle of Alnwick --The rtgages his duchy-Death of Lannselm-King's death

23 EAUCLERK, 1100---1135. England-Battle of Tenchebrai~ th of Henry's son-Execution of

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HENRY III, 1216_1272. The Earl of Pembroke regent-Fair of Lincoln-Battle of

Taillebourg--Confirmations of the Charter---Baronial war Battles of Lewes and Evesham--Commerce--King's death

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EDWARD I, LONGSHANKS, 1272—1307. Warwith Llewellyn-Warwith Scotland Edward as a legislator

His death.

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V, 1135–1154 ar-Henry claims the crown3's death

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EDWARD II, 1307_1327. Gaveston, the royal favourite, executed--Battle of Bannock

burn-Hugh Spenser-Battle of Boroughbridge-The queen goes to France~She returns and causes the imprisonment of the king~Important events~Fdward's death

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NORMAN PERIOD. -- Mode of warfarom

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EDWARD III, 1327_1377. The Government carried on by the queen and Mortimer

Execution of the latter-Battle of Halidon Hill--Edward claims the crown of France- Battle of Cressy-The Black Plague--Battles Poitiers and Najara_Increase of parliamentary power-Wickliffe distinguishes himselfChaucer's picture of the village priest King's death 49

ales-- Origin of scutagem. Canterbury--Constitutions etm-Conquest of IrelandModes of Trial-King's

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