State Manual and Uniform Course of Study for the Elementary Schools of Indiana

State Manual and Uniform Course of Study for the Elementary Schools of Indiana

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...spread of good books; his just laws. In treating Alfred his personality should be kept in the foreground. 2. A wicked king, John Lackland. A simple explanation that a great lord from northern France, of the race of the Danes or Northmen, Duke William of Normandy, had conquered the English. His descendants were called the Norman kings. One of them, Richard, was a famous crusader (to be explained later). Richard's brother John was the most wicked king England ever had. Explanation of how he tried to supplant his brother during his brother's absence, of how he married the betrothed of one of his own followers, how he compelled the barons to arm as if for war and refused to allow them to return home until they had paid large sums of money, how he robbed the churches. The great charter. The barons at Ruimymede compel the wicked king to promise to give up all his evil practices; they agree to make war upon him if he breaks these promises. Mention the two most important promises--that he will collect no more.money that is due him as king, unless his followers in council consent; that he will no longer imprison men without trying them and prove them guilty of breaking the laws. The charter strengthened. John's son was weak and the barons made war upon him to compel him to keep the promise of the charter. The grandson, Edward I, was a strong and just king. Though he liked to do as he pleased, he agreed to keep the charter or promise that no taxes should be collected without the consent of the council. By this time the council consisted of great barons and bishops, but also of men sent by the towns to represent them. This was the beginning of the English Parliament (the House of Lords, and the House of Commons). Green. Short history, chap. XIV. Macy. Chap....show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236485718
  • 9781236485717