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Hume and Smollett Abridged, and Continued to the Accession of George IV. (Paperback) Loot Price: R347
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Hume and Smollett Abridged, and Continued to the Accession of George IV. (Paperback): David Hume

Hume and Smollett Abridged, and Continued to the Accession of George IV. (Paperback)

David Hume

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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. 1824. Excerpt: ... with the Danes, he lost the affections of his subjects, and retiring to London, he expired April 24, 1016. EDMUND IRONSIDE, his son, was crowned at Kingston-uppn- Thames, April, 1016; but by a disagreement among the nobility, Canute was likewise crowned at Southampton. In June following, Canute totally routed Edmund, at Assendon, in Essex, who soon after met Canute in the isle of Alderney, in the Severn, where a peace was concluded, and the kingdom divided between them. Edmund did not survive above a month after, being murdered at Oxford, Nov. 30, 1016, before he had reigned a year. He left two sons and two daughters; from one of which daughters James I. of England descended, and from him George IV. CANUTE was established 1017; made an alliance with Normandy, and married Emma, Ethelred's widow, 1018; made a voyage to Denmark, attacked Norway, and took possession of the crown, 1028; died at Shaftesbury, 1036, and was buried at Winchester. HAROLD I. his son, began his reign, 1036; died, April 14, 1039; and was succeeded by his younger brother, HARD1CANUTE, king of Denmark, who died at Lambeth, 1041; was buried at New Winchester, and succeeded by a son of queen Emma, by her first husband, Ethelred II. EDWARD the Confessor, was born at Islip, in Oxfordshire, began his reign in the 40th year of his age. He was crowned at Winchester, 1042; married Editha, daughter of Godwin, earl of Kent, 1043; remitted the tax of Danegelt, and was the first king of England that touched for the king's evil, 1058; died Jan. 5, 1066, aged 65; wasburied in Westminster-abbey, which he rebuilt, where his bones were enshrined in gold, set with jewels, 1206. Emma, his mother, died 1052. He was succeeded by HAROLD II. son of the earl of Kent, who began in 1066; defeated by his bro...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: David Hume
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 188
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-44950-5
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-44950-0
Barcode: 9781150449505

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