Plan and Outlines of a Course of Lectures on Universal History, Ancient and Modern; Delivered in the University of Edinburgh

Plan and Outlines of a Course of Lectures on Universal History, Ancient and Modern; Delivered in the University of Edinburgh

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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. 1782 edition. Excerpt: ...I. King of Scotland;--detained for eighteen years a prisoner in England;--returns to his kingdom.--Wisdom and excellence of his administration;--reforms the laws;--restrains the inordinate power of the Nobles.--Conspiracy of the Earl of Athol.--James assassinated in the 44th year of his age, and 13th of his reign, A. D. 1437.--Character of this Prince. 6. James II. a prince of an impetuous temper, pursues the plans of his father for the humiliation of the Nobles;--reigns with absolute authority;--civilizes and improves his kingdom;--killed at the siege of Roxburgh, A. D. 1460. 7. James III. an impolitic prince;--attaches himself to mean favourites.--Rebellion of the Duke of Albany.--The King's favourites put to death.--Revolt of the Nobles, who compel the King's son to head their insurrection.--James defeated and killed in the battle of Bannockburn, A. D. 1488. 8. James IV. an accomplished monarch, respected by his Nobles, and beloved by his people;--marries Margaret, daughter of Henry VII.--Rupture with England.--Battle ofFlowdon, in which the Scots are defeated, and the King slain, A. D. 1513.--Remarkable proclamation by the magistrates of Edinburgh on occasion of the battle of Flowdon. 9. James V. a great but uncultivated spirit.--Sagacity of his plans for the humiliation of his Nobles.--He confers all offices of trust on the clergy.--Cardinal Beaton his Prime Minister.--War with Henry VIII.--Defection of the Scottish army.--Despair and death of the King, A. D. 1542. XXXIV. On The Ancient Constitution Of The Scottish Government. i. The Scottish Monarchs continuallyaimed at the humiliation of the Nobility.--Necessity and wisdom of this policy.--Beneficial consequences of these attempts, however unsuccessful....show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550188
  • 9781236550187