The History of Modern Europe: With an Account of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and a View of the Progress of Society, from the Rise of the Modern Kingdoms to the Peace of Paris, in 1763, in a Series of Letters from a Nobleman [i.e. W. Russell] to His Son

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H. Maxwell, 1800 - Europe
 

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Autharis one of his successors perfects that form of govern
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Spain the Arabs and the Empire of Constantinople during
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Pepin in gratitude to his spiritual benefactor marches into
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But afterward enter into a league with those barbarous inva
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Government and Laws of the AngloSaxons
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Lewis the Stammerer son of Charles the Bald succeeds to
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He concludes a treaty with the Saxons whom he had van
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Become naster of France Italy and Germany he pays great
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Assists at the council of Frankfort
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He associates his son Lewis with him in the empire ibid
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84o Dies near Mentz in the seventysecond year of his age
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82 Wamba who had defeated the Saracens the countrymen
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86o Lothario king of Lorrain divorces his wife ibid
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Description of their religion and manners ibid
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Charles III surnamed the Simple son of Lewis the Stammerer
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As De Page
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England from the Granting the Great Charter to the Reign
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Leaves only a shadow of royalty to his son Lothario ibid
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oc2 The empire sustains a great loss by his death ibid
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The Normans establish themselves in France I
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Henry I succeeded by his son Philip I ibid
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Earl Godwin rebels and is expelled the kingdom ibid
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Dissentions among the Moors favourable to the Christians
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As De Page
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The clergy gainers but Christianity a loser by their conver
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Beneficial effects of chivalry
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Chivalry by awakening an ardour for enterprise and a gene
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Io6 Dies soon after his return to Germany
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Io73 Hildebrand elected Pope under the name of Gregory VII
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Io81 Victorious in Germany he marches into Italy and makes
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England from the Death of Henry I to the Accession
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He attempts to reform the abuses of the church
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Afraid of the thunder of the church the king permits Becket
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He walks barefooted to Beckets tomb and prostrates himself
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Io98 Make themselves masters of Nice and Antioch and break
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His kingdom is laid under an interdict by the Pope
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Pope and to hold his kingdom as a fief of the church
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Henry attempts to make himself master of the kingdom of
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Frederick II assumes the reins of government and commands
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Acts there with extreme rigour ibid
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125 The Pope flatters Henry with the conquest of Sicily and drains
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Prince Edward makes his escape from prison and heads
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France from the Reign of Philip Augustus to the end of
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He returns and makes many wise regulations for the govern
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Death of Lewis IV son of the Emperor Arnold ibid
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Alphonso Henriquez count of Portugal obtains from his fol
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Invest Jerusalem and take it by assault after a siege of five
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Edward revives a claim of feudal superiority over that king
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I4 Enters Scotland at the head of one hundred thousand men ibid
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of 2 He assumes the reins of government at the age of twenty
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Adolphus of Nassau elected emperor ibid
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A De Page The Count of Luxembourg elected Emperor under
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The superiority of the Barbarians in virtue and in valour
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Philip III at the instigation of the Pope undertakes the con
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33o Mortimer seized by order of young Edward and perishes
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Edward a second and third time marches into their country
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Edward invades France with an army of thirty thousand
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Edward Prince of Wales commonly called the Black Prince
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Ethelwolf makes a pilgrimage to Rome ibid
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