John Heywood's Supplementary Manchester Readers. the Historic Reader; Standards V. and VI. [Division 1] 2
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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... victory was altogether turned in favour of the opponents of France; and Marlborough was victorious in the battles of Donauwert (July 2, 1704), Blenheim (August 13, 1704), Tirlemont (July 18, 1705), Ramilies (May 23, 1706), Oudenarde (July 11, 1708), and Malplaquet (September 11, 1709). 5. The English fleet was equally successful at sea. Sir George Rooke took Gibraltar (July 24, 1704), and defeated the French, under the count of Toulouse, in a bloody engagement off Malaga (August 13, 1704), and again before Gibraltar (Nov. 5, 1704). 6. The principal events at home, during this long war, were the Legislative Union of England and Scotland under the common name of Great Britain, which came into force on May 1, 1707, and the impeachment of Dr. Sacheverell, by Godolphiu, iu 1710, for having in the previous year preached two sermons at St. Saviour's, Southwark, the object of which was to exalt the royal authority to a pitch above that which was permitted by the constitution, to create alarm for the safety of the church, and to excite hostility against the Dissenters. His impeachment led to serious riots in London. 7. In 1711, Marlborough fell into disgrace in consequence of a charge of peculation that had been brought against him, and in the following year went abroad with the duchess, who had always to this time exerted an unbounded influence over the queen. The nation, too, was tired of the heavy taxation caused by the war, which was brought to an end by the conclusion of the peace of Utrecht, March 30, 1713. After the lapse of little more than a year the queen died. THE BATTLE OF BLENHEIM. From "The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World," by Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy, who was appointed to the office of Chief Justice of Ceylon in 1860. In...
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