Moffatt's Scholarship Answers, by T.J. Livesey (T. Page)

Moffatt's Scholarship Answers, by T.J. Livesey (T. Page)

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...and name the reigns to the history of which each belongs. The Lollards were a religious sect who professed the doctrines taught by Wicliffe, and against whom Henry IV. passed the Statute "Be hceretico comburendo," 1401. The Soundheads were the Parliamentarians who fought under Cromwell and Fairfax against Charles I. "Roundhead" was a term of contempt, bestowed upon them by the long-locked Cavaliers, in allusion to their closely cropped heads. Regicides, was the name given to that party who, led by Cromwell, and presided over by Bradshaw, voted for the execution of Charles I. "The Pilgrim Fathers," were the persecuted Puritans, who, in the reign of James I., left Plymouth in the Mayflower, and planted the colony of New England. The Cabal, was the name given to an infamous ministry under Charles II. It was so called because the word contains the initials of its chief members--Clifford, Arlington, Buckingham, Ashley, and Lauderdale. 2. Write a brief account of one of the great Statesmen under the Brunswick dynasty. Edmund Burke, the greatest, perhaps, of political orators, and the most philosophical of English Statemen, was born in Dublin in 1730, and educated at Trinity College. In his early years he studied law at the Middle Temple; struck up a friendship with Goldsmith and Dr. Johnson; and, while in comparative poverty, earned a livelihood by his literary labours. In 1757 he wrote his philosophical work on the Origin of the Sublime and Beautiful. In 1765 he was appointed Secretary to the Marquis of Rockingham, then the First Lord of the Treasury, and soon obtained a seat in Parliament as a Whig politician. He was successively member for Wendover, Bristol, and Malton. He took his place at once as the leading speaker...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236559223
  • 9781236559227