A Short History of the English People

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Macmillan and Company, 1889 - 872 pages
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a Description of the The battle of Marston Moor is found on page 552. Read full review

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Probably the biggest contributor to the standard popular knowledge of English history in its day. Read full review

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Page 761 - If I were an American as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms — never, never, never!
Page 349 - Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
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Page 313 - Kingston, had I but served God as diligently as I have served the King, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
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Page 484 - ... and that your Majesty would also vouchsafe to declare, that the awards, doings, and proceedings to the prejudice of your people, in any of the premises, shall not be drawn hereafter into consequence or example : and that your Majesty would be also graciously pleased, for the further comfort and safety of your people, to declare your royal will and pleasure, that in the things aforesaid all your officers and ministers shall serve you, according to the laws and statutes of this realm, as they tender...
Page 739 - It is therefore ordered, That every township in this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read...
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