A Synopsis of English History; From the Earliest Times to the Year 1870

A Synopsis of English History; From the Earliest Times to the Year 1870

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...The Order of the Bath was instituted at the Coronation of Henry, being so called from the custom of Knights bathing in token of purity and loyalty before their admission to installation Cannon were first used in England at the siege of Berwick on the border in....... 1405 A plague in London destroyed 30,000 persons---1407 Prince James was detained prisoner till 1423 and then ransomed for 40,000 1407 The title 'Sir' was formerly given to persons who had taken a University degree. It is still retained in the University rolls The Collars of S.S. first worn in England, the heralds wear them at this day. The taxes were levied on wool, wine, leather, merchandize, and land. It was felony to use the craft of multiplying gold or silver The coinage of this reign was the same as in the reign of Richard II, An act prevented gold or silver from being taken out of the king-dom. Duke of Rothsay of Scotland murdered, 1400. Richard of Cirencester, Chronicler, dies 1401. Froissart, French and English Chronicler, dies 1401. Sir John Gower, poet, dies 1402. Henry created 17 English and 2 Irish Peerages. pantagettet &m. HOUSE OP LANCASTER. HENRY V. i Surnamed Monmouth. Thirty-third King from Egbert. f Fourteenth King from the Conquest..Eldest Son of Henry IV. Born 1388 at Monmouth in Wales. Began to Reign, 20 March, 1413, aged 25. Crowned 9 April, 1413, at Westminster. Married 3 June, 1420, Katherine, daughter of Charles V. of France, at Troyes. Katherine married 2, Sir Owen Tudor, by whom she had Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond, the Father of Henry, Earl of Richmond, afterwards King. Katherine died 3 January, 1437, Died 31 August, 1422, at Vincennes, in France. Buried with great pomp and magnificence in Westminster Abbey where his tomb remains. His will is...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236501454
  • 9781236501455