Outline Evolution of Empire and Prophecy

Outline Evolution of Empire and Prophecy

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... of the king of Navarre. Faction spread havoc on every side. Domestic discord, however, in this instance proved a national blessing. The English landed; the country was so desolated that they could not subsist. The treaty of Bretigni was therefore concluded, by which John was to pay three millions of crowns of gold for his ransom, Edward to surrender all claim to Normandy, Maine, Touraine, and Anjou; in exchange for which he was to receive Poitou, Saintonge, l'Angenois, Perigord, the Limousin, Qnercy, Rovergue, l'Angoumois, Calais, Guisnes, Montreuil, and the county of Pontieu. John obtained his liberty and returned to France; but not being able to meet the demands of the treaty, he went back to England, where he died about one year afterwards. Charles V., his son, became sovereign. Ridding himself of the king of Navarre and the banditti which had infested the nation, Charles asserted his claim to the English provinces on the continent. Hostilities were again commenced. A singular reverse of fortune attended the arms of Britain. France fell under the government of a minor on the death of Charles V. The infancy of the king did not prove as disastrous as his subsequent insanity. Taking advantage of this melancholy event, the Dukes of Orleans and Burgundy arrayed parties in the deadliest forms of hostility. The murder of the former lighted the flames of civil war. In rapid succession followed the victories of the invading English, until France, crippled by the enormities of her sons and pursued by the Froissart. arms of her enemies, was compelled to conclude the treaty of Troye (a.d. 1420), by which the crown of France was transferred to the house of Lancaster. Notwithstanding this act, Charles VII., the son of the last king, came to the throne on...
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