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A Child History Of England

Auhtor: Charles Dickens

Language: english

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Review by Chandler, February 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Child History Of England':

I. England from the ancient times to the death of King John.--II. England from the reign of Henry the Third to the reign of Richard the Third.--III. England from the reign of Henry the Seventh to the revolution of 1688.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Child History Of England':


... in peace, among the quiet woods and fields of England. And Robert - poor, kind, generous, wasteful, heedless Robert, with so many faults, ...
... up that proud stand now, as head of the Church and he determined that it should be written in history, either that he subdued the King, or that ...
... as she was full of years and wickedness. Receiving intelligence of young Arthur's approach, she shut herself up in a high tower, and encouraged ...
... who should merit that sentence. The King concluded with an oath to keep the Charter, 'As I am a man, as I am a Christian, as I am a Knight, as I ...
... to Berwick with an army of thirty thousand foot, and four thousand horse took the Castle, and slew its whole garrison, and the inhabitants of ...
... in France, roused John into determined opposition and so cruel had the Black Prince been in his campaign, and so severely had the French peasants ...
... The young King deceitfully pretended to think so, and kept thirty clerks up, all night, writing out a charter accordingly. Now, ...
... they were troubled with the strangest fears, and some of them cried out that they beheld Saint Michael on a white horse (probably Joan herself) ...
... at Calais. Clarence, who wanted all the family wealth for himself, secreted this lady, whom Richard found disguised as a servant in the City ...
... He possessed considerable ability, but his chief merit appears to have been that he was not cruel when there was nothing to be got by it. ...
... means, began to do but he recompensed the clergy by allowing them to burn as many people as they pleased, for holding Luther's opinions. You ...
... than in a worse place. At length she went to her apartment, where she was kept a prisoner, though not so close a prisoner as at Woodstock, whither ...
... for it, coming so soon after the days of bloody Queen Mary, must be remembered in their excuse. The Court was not quite so honest as the people ...
... Parliament revived and strengthened the severe laws against it. And this so angered ROBERT CATESBY, a restless Catholic gentleman of an old family, ...
... for him - was in some doubt what to do but he gave his consent to both bills, although he in his heart believed that the bill against the Earl ...
... anxious to die easily. When some one touched the axe while he was speaking, he broke off and called out, 'Take heed of the axe! take heed of the ...
... these carts were buried by torchlight in great pits no service being performed over them all men being afraid to stay for a moment on the brink ...
... and a more savage nature perhaps than was ever lodged in any human breast. This monster was the Merry Monarch's especial favourite, and he ...
... and galloped to the castle gate, where he arrived at twilight, and blew his hunting-horn. 'You are welcome, dear King,' said Elfrida, coming out, ...
... arrived with his retinue, and held in still greater honour at court than before, became more and more haughty towards the people, and were more ...