Simple Stories from English History for Young Readers

Simple Stories from English History for Young Readers

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...all the time. Even the rough guards who stood near were moved to tears. At last the day came for him to die, but the thought of death did not make him sad. As he laid his head upon the block he moved his beard to one side saying, ' This has done no wrong, why should it suffer? ' And so one of the best and most learned of men died for the sake of what he thought was right, and all good men grieved that he was gone. Write out and Learn 1. Sir '.Thomas More lived in the reign of King Henry the Eighth. He was a good man and a great scholar. 2. The king gave him a very high post, and he became one of the chief men in the land. 3. But after a time he would not do something that the king wished him to do. The king was very angry, and tried to make him do it. 4. But Sir Thomas More felt that the king wanted him to do what he thought was wrong, and so he held out against the king. 5. He was cast into prison, and at last the king had him killed. All good men in England and in other countries were very sorry to hear of his death. 41. LADY JANE GREY Between three and four hundred years ago, men in England began to think more of learning than they had ever done before. Clever men had found out the art of printing, and so books became cheaper. Girls were taught as well as boys, and some women became good scholars. Before this time girls were hardly ever made to study, but were only taught how to do work in the house. One of the best, as well as one of the most learned, women of the time was Lady Jane Grey. Parents were very harsh to their children in those days, but luckily she had a kind and good teacher, who tells a great deal about her in a famous book which he wrote. The King of England was a boy named Edward. He was very weak, and died quite young. Before...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236679202
  • 9781236679208