The Handy Book of English History, by W. Legge and F.J. Gladman

The Handy Book of English History, by W. Legge and F.J. Gladman

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...and Glastonbury; where the abbots were tried and executed on charges of treason. Part of the spoil derived from the suppressed monasteries was applied to the endowment of five new bishoprics--Bristol, Gloucester, Peterborough, Chester, and Oxford. But by far the greater part was seized by the king and his courtiers. Trinity College, Cambridge, was also founded by Henry at this time, and Christ-church, Oxford, which had been commenced by cardinal Wolsey, was completed. The two palaces of Whitehall (London) and Hampton Court, which Wolsey had built, were appropriated by Henry the Eighth, and have occasionally been royal residences ever since. Sir Walter Scott. Questions For Examination. Give an account of the battle of Flodden. What circumstances were connected with the "battle" of Solway Moss? Where was the "Fieldof the Cloth of Gold?" How did it obtain its name? Give the history of the suppression of the monasteries. What became of the revenues of these institutions? Name places and persons connected with this event, and say why each is noted. Three places are named as being founded or built by Wolsey, and one by Henry VIII. Where and what are they? Lesson 9. THE LINE OF TUDOR. (Continued.) The Reign Of Edward VI., A.D. I547 To A.D. I553. Accession--coming to (Latin ad, to; cedo, I go). Popularity--favour of the people (Latin popularitas, from pojntlus, the people). Obnoxious--hateful, odious (Lat. noxius, hurtful). Dauphin--eldest son of the French king. Repealed--called back, done away with. Compiled--constructed. Uniformity--exact adherence to one plan in worship (Latin unus, one: forma, shape). Espoused--married. Formidable--dreadful, inspiring dread (Lat. formidabilis). Peasantry--country people. Machinations--schemes, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123660041X
  • 9781236600417