The Story of Ancient History; From the Earliest Periods to the Fall of the Roman Empire

The Story of Ancient History; From the Earliest Periods to the Fall of the Roman Empire

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...despair. the next day he was very sick. His men carried him on, in a litter, to a castle not far off, and then they found that he could go no farther, and so they put him down on a bed to die. When he found that his end was so nigh, he was overwhelmed with remorse. He sent for a priest to come and pardon his sins, but all did no good. The wretched sinner died in despair. State of the kingdom. The Pope. Wars with France. CHAPTER IX. KING KICHARD THE THIRD. From the time of John, the affairs of the English kingdom went on in all essential respects much the same for three or four hundred years. There were the same dreadful quarrels among the different branches of the royal family, the same beleaguering of castles and storming of towns, and the same tyranny over all the industrial classes of the kingdom by haughty lords and despotic barons. Indeed, a very large proportion of the people of the country were little better than slaves. In addition to these internal troubles, there were difficulties from time to time with the Pope. The English people were Catholic at that time, and were consequently under spiritual subjection to the Pope of Rome, and he, whenever there was a quarrel in the kingdom between rival claimants to the crown, would take sides with one party or the other, whichever he supposed, if triumphant, would most promote the power and ascendency of the Church. This often made a great deal of trouble. Then, besides this, wars were continually breaking out between England and France; for the kings of England, being descended from William, inherited Normandy and some other French provinces. Now the kings of France, while they admitted that the kings of England were sovereign and independent in respect to their realm of England, always...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236600797
  • 9781236600790