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ELEMENTS

OF THE

HISTORY OF ENGLAND.

BY

J. C. CURTIS, B.A.

LONDON:
THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY;

Instituted 1799 ;
DEPOSITORIES, 56, PATERNOSTER ROW, 65, ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD,

AND 164, PICCADILLY; AND SOLD BY THE BOOKSELLERS.

CONTENTS.

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EDWARD II, 1307-1327.

Page

Gaveston, the royal favourite, executed—Battle of Bannockburn-

Hugh Spenser-Battle of Boroughbridge-The queen goes to

France-She returns and causes the imprisonment of the king

-Important events-Edward's death

EDWARD III, 1327—1377.

The government carried on by the queen and Mortimer-Execution

of the latter-Battle of Halidon Hill-Edward claims the

crown of France-Battle of Cressy—The Black Plague

Battles of Poitiers and Najara— Increase of parliamentary

power— Wickliffe distinguishes himself-Chaucer's picture of

the village priest-King's death .. .. .. 49

RICHARD II, 1377—1399.

Capitation tax-Wat Tyler-Battle of Otterburn-Death of Glou-

cester-Duke of Hereford claims the crown-Statute of Præ-

munire-Wickliffe's death-Schism in the papacy-King's

death

NOTES ON THE PLANTAGENET PERIOD.

Condition of the people-Changes in costume-List of trades

Pilgrimages-Distinguished authors ...

.. 56

THE HOUSE OF LANCASTER.

Henry IV, 1399—1413.

Conspiracy against the king_Battle of Knyghton-Revolt of the

Percys-Battle of Shrewsbury-Persecution of the Lollards

-King's death

.. 59

HENRY V, 1413–1422.

Execution of Lord Cobham-Henry claims the crown of France-

Battle of Agincourt-Treaty of Troyes--First Commission of

array-King's death

HENRY VI, 1422—1461,

Battles of Crevant and Verneuil-Joan of Arc-Her execution-

Loss of English possessions in France-Death of Gloucester
-York intrigues for the throne-Battle of St. Albans
Civil war-Several colleges founded King's death

THE HOUSE OF YORK.

EDWARD IV, 1461–1483.

Battle of Towton-Edward quarrels with the Earl of Warwick-

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