A manual of universal history and chronology

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Page 75 - No man shall be deprived of his life, liberty or property, but by the judgment of his peers and the law of the land.
Page 186 - Notwithstanding violent oppositionrin his council, he conducted the government through its dim* eulties, repulsed Hyder, humbled the Mahrattas, and obtained from Asefad-Dowla, the subahdar of Oude, the zemindary of Benares. On his return to England, Warren Hastings was impeached by the house of commons for corruption and oppression, and tried before the house of lords. The trial, owing to frequent interruptions, was protracted for seven, years, at the end of which he was honourably acquitted. The...
Page 75 - ... the parliament received a new form, by the admission of the representatives of the people, the deputies of the counties and boroughs. (Sect. XXII. 2.) His successor Edward I. acknowledged their authority in obtaining all his subsidies, and ratified a new law, which declared, that no tax should be levied without the consent of Lords and Commons.. — The Magna Charta was confirmed no less than eleven times in the course of this reign. 4. Thus the constitution continued advancing, till its progress...
Page 212 - Marinus II Agapetus II John XII Leo VIII Benedict V John XIII Benedict VI (Boniface VII Benedict VII John XIV John XV Gregory V (John XVI...
Page 78 - VIII. at first wrote a book against him, for which he received the title of Defender of the Faith, from the Pope.
Page 188 - Guzerat on the western coast, were annexed to the British dominions. A war with Holkar, another Mahratta prince, followed. He made a rapid incursion into the Douab, and committed some ravages ; but was pursued by Lord Lake to the Sikh country, and all his territories occupied by a British force. The whole, however, was restored to him at the peace.
Page 29 - Thersander, the son of Polymces, on the throne. and the race of Pelops, in consequence of the expulsion of (237) Pelops by the Trojan king Dardanus, was brought to a A crisis by the abduction of Helena, wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta, by Paris, one of the sons of Priam, king of Troy. At the instigation of Menelaus and his brother Agamemnon, the most powerful monarch of Greece, an expedition against Troy is undertaken by most of the Grecian princes, viz.—Nestor of Pylus, Odysseus of Ithaca, Achilles...
Page 186 - Great Britain to claim a share in the administration of the Indian territories ; and, in 1773, it was determined in parliament, that all civil and military correspondence should be submitted to the king's ministers ; that a supreme court of judicature should be sent out from England ; and that the three presidencies should be subject to a governor-general and council, the former to be approved of by the king.
Page 135 - Revolution the principal divisions of Italy were the principality of Savoy, the popedom, the republics of Genoa and Venice, the grand-duchy of Tuscany, and the small principalities of Parma and Modena. Naples and Sicily were governed by a king of the Bourbon line, while Mantua, Milan, and other places were in the possession of Austria. The French, under Bonaparte, invaded Italy in 1796, upon which the Austrians, being defeated...

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