An Elementary History of Britain

An Elementary History of Britain

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...trust, and conveyed them both to a place of safety. (') A doll moved by others. (') Cleverness in war. (3) First on one side, and then on the other. CHAPTER XII. THE PLANTAGENETS--HOUSE OE YORK.--A.d. 1461--1485. 1461.--Edward IV., horn at Rouen, buried at Windsor. 1483.--Edward V., Westminster, the Tower. 1483.--Richard III., Fotheringay, Leicester. 87. Edward IV.--Notwithstanding that Edward had thns obtained the throne, his position was by no means secure. The Earl of Warwick, who considered that sufficient regard was not paid to his merits, opened negotiations (') with Margaret. She agreed to marry her son, Prince Edward, to Warwick's youngest daughter. The King of France also offered his assistance, and the union against him was so strong, that Edward withdrew to Flanders, and Henry VI. was once more placed on the throne. His power only lasted about six months. Edward left England in October, A.d. 1470, and returned in March, A.d. 1471. His partisans (2) gathered round him. Two great battles were fought, at Barnet, in Hertfordshire, and Tewkesbury, in Gloucestershire. In the former the Earl of Warwick was killed; in the latter Margaret was taken prisoner, and Prince Edward captured and slain. King Henry was found dead in the Tower of London some short time after; Margaret was ransomed (3) by the King of France, and died in retirement at Anjou, and Edward was thus completely established in possession of the throne. 88. Character of Edward IV.--The other events of Edward IV.'s reign are not important. Ho (l) Commenced a bargain about peace. (') Followers. (3) Bought out of prison. was cruel and licentious. (') He caused his own brother, George Duke of Clarence, to be drowned in a butt of malmsey wine, and is...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236485491
  • 9781236485496