A Parallel History of France and England: Consisting of Outlines and Dates

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Macmillan, 1871 - Chronology, Historical - 53 pages
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Page 38 - Roman pontiff. Thus it was not until the time of Paul III (1534-1549) that any effective steps were taken. This pope announced a council that would meet at Mantua on May 23, 1537, but the political and religious strife prevented the gathering from taking place; an attempt to convoke a council at Vicenza...
Page 47 - ... fleet under the guns of the Copenhagen forts, put an end to the peril in that quarter. In northern as in southern seas, the arm of Britain was omnipotent. French and Spanish, Dutch and Danish fleets had been shattered, and Britain helped herself at will to the colonies of the unhappy allies of France. The Cape of Good Hope and Ceylon were taken from the Dutch to secure the sea route to India. But on land no one could make head against Bonaparte. The two victorious enemies recognized their respective...
Page 51 - Fontainebleau, in the splendid gallery of Henry II. After having had two sons, the Count de Paris (born 24th of August, 1838), and the Duke de Chartres (born November 9, 1840), the Duchess met with an overwhelming domestic calamity by the sudden death of her husband. On the 13th of July, 1842, the Duke of Orleans was killed by a fall from his carriage. The Duchess bore her loss with heroic resignation, and gave vent to her harrowed feelings only in retirement. She then, and ever since, in most eventful...
Page 22 - Appointment of the king's consort Elizabeth, queen of England, the king's kinsman Thomas, Cardinal Archbishop of Canterbury, the king's brothers George, Duke of Clarence, and Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Robert, Bishop of Bath and Wells, and Chancellor, L. Bishop of Durham,1 E.
Page 17 - In 1377, Edward III. died, and was succeeded by his grandson, Richard II.
Page 34 - Array (No. 46, p. 178), to summon the militia of the counties to his side, and on July 12, the Houses resolved, in addition to their claim to command the militia, to raise an army, and placed it under the command of the Earl of Essex (No.

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