Outlines of History; Illustrated by Numerous Geographical and Historical Notes and Maps Embracing Part I. Ancient History Part II. Modern History Volume 1-2

Outlines of History; Illustrated by Numerous Geographical and Historical Notes and Maps Embracing Part I. Ancient History Part II. Modern History Volume 1-2

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...possession of the throne; but scarcely had he overcome his brother Tostig, who lis puted the supremacy with him, when he found a more formidable competitor in William, duke of Normandy, to whom the late king had either bequeathed or purposed the succession. On the 25th of September, 1066, Harold gained a great victory over his brother; but, three days later, William landed in Sussex,1 at the head of sixty thousand men, and on the fourteenth of October fought ii. NoitMAN ith Harold th blood battl f Hastings,2 which ter CONQUESTS. J ' minated the Saxon dynasty, and put William the Norman in possession of the throne of England. Harold was killed in battle; the English army was nearly destroyed, and a fourth part or the Normans slain. The victory gave to William the title of the Conqueror; and the subjugation of the reabn by him is termed, ip English history, the Norman conquest. Jf /.. 5. This conquest, however, was gradual, for the immediate results of the battle of Hastings gave to William less than a fourth part of the kingdom; and his wars for the subjugation of the West, the North, and the East, were protracted during a period of seven years, William treated the English as rebels for appearing in the field against him, and distributed their lands among his Norman followera To this distribution, the titles and revenues of many of the English nobility owe their origin.1 The northern Saxons made a vigorous resistance, and William treated them with a severity in proportion.a the valor and pertinacity of their defence--laying waste the country with fire and sword, until, in some countries, the danger of rebellion was removed by a total dearth of inhabitants. - is a southern county ol llngland, on the English channel, west of Kent.. Haling, now...show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
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  • English
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  • 1236640225
  • 9781236640222