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The History of England from the Earliest Times to the Accession of Queen Victoria Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R462 Discovery Miles 4 620
The History of England from the Earliest Times to the Accession of Queen Victoria Volume 1 (Paperback): Guizot
The History of England from the Earliest Times to the Accession of Queen Victoria Volume 1 (Paperback): Guizot

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The History of England from the Earliest Times to the Accession of Queen Victoria Volume 1 (Paperback)

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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. 1882 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. THE HUNDRED YEARS' WAR. EDWARD III. (1327--1377.) HE young king, Edward III., was but fifteen years of age when he was raised to the throne of his deposed father. The Parliament appointed a council of Regency, composed of five prelates and six great noblemen, and consigned the young monarch into the keeping of the Earl of Lancaster. No power was formally vested in the dowager queen; but her debts were discharged, and a large pension was granted to her, by means of which she was enabled to strengthen her own influence and increase the authority of Mortimer. While England had been engrossed in its internal dissensions and struggles, Scotland had been recovering from the effects of its misfortunes, under the firm government of Robert Bruce. The thirst for vengeance raged, however, in the hearts of all the Scots; and respect for the truce was powerless to restrain them. Hearing that King Edward II. had been dethroned, and that a council of Regency had been appointed, they crossed the frontier on the 3rd of February, 1327, and began to lay waste the northern counties. Their army gradually increased in numbers. King Robert was ill, but his two faithful friends, James, earl of Douglas, and Randolph, earl of Moray, were at the head of his troops. The Scottish army consisted entirely of mounted soldiers, whose light, robust steeds, steady as themselves, bore them with the swiftness of the wind, without rest, and almost without provender. No baggage, no tents, --a bag of oatmeal in front of each horseman, under his saddle an iron plate, which served for baking his cakes; the English farms and villages furnished the rest. Rumours of the ravages to wnich the northern counties had been subjected, touched the feelings of the young king, and awakened his marti...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Guizot
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 150
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-19781-8
Barcode: 9781151197818
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-151-19781-5

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