Outlines of Chronology, Ancient and Modern: Being an Introduction to the Study of History, on the Plan of David Blair : for the Use of Schools : Accompanied by a Chart

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Richardson, Lord & Holbrook, 1831 - 232 páginas
 

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Página 119 - Constantine had separated were united by the indulgence of Justinian; and eighteen successive exarchs were invested, in the decline of the empire, with the full remains of civil, of military, and even of ecclesiastical power. Their...
Página 155 - Three separate factions of the French and Italian cardinals, having elected three separate popes, the emperor Sigismund judged this division of the Church to be a fit occasion for his interference, to reconcile all differences, and establish his own supremacy. In 1414, he summoned a general council at Constance, and ended the dispute by deposing all the three pontiffs, and naming a fourth, Martin Colonna.
Página 138 - After rearing a splendid empire, he departed this life at the age of seventy-one years. 2. Photius was patriarch of Constantinople in the ninth century, and the greatest man of the age in which he lived. He possessed the patriarchate only ten years. during which, he was exposed to a most turbulent opposition and cabal. He was at last deposed, and died in a monastery.
Página 76 - Mithridates having caused 150,000 Romans, who were in his dominions, to be slain in cold blood, next sent his general Archelaus to oppose Sylla. Archelaus, however, was defeated near Athens, with the loss of an incredible number of his forces. Another battle followed, by which the Roman general recovered all the countries that had been usurped by Mithridates ; so that both parties...
Página 131 - ... of the sovereign, by the tenure of' military service, should be able to create a train of inferior vassals, by giving to them parts of his estate, to be held on the same condition, of following his standard in battle, rendering him homage as their lord, and paying, as a symbol of their subjection, a small annual present. 3. The principle of policy upon which this singular establishment was founded, was self-protection.
Página 138 - The troops were disembarked, and, after one successful engagement, were defeated by the English army in the interest of Harold. William landed his army on the coast of Sussex, to the amount of 60,000; and the English, under Harold, flushed with their recent success, hastily advanced to meet him, being imprudently resolved to venture all on one decisive battle.
Página 157 - He died in 1384. 4. Frois'sart was born about 1337. His chief work is a history which comprises what happened in France, Spain, and England, from 1326 to 1400. He was also a poet, as well as historian — on the whole a highly interesting writer.
Página 102 - SUCCESSORS. 1. IN lieu of the ancient republican distinctions, which were founded chiefly on personal merit, a rigid subordination of rank and office now went through all the orders of the state. The magistrates were divided into three classes-, distinguished by the unmeaning titles of, 1, the illustrious ; 2, the respectable ; 3, the clarisnmi.
Página 157 - Wlck'li/e was professor of divinity in the university of Oxford, and father of the reformation of the English Church from popery. He was one of those " of whom the world was not worthy.
Página 162 - Charles VIII. of France, landed in England, and revived the spirits of a party almost extinguished in the kingdom. He gave battle to Richard in the field of Bosworth, and entirely defeated the army of the usurper, who was slain while fighting with the most desperate courage, August 22, 1,485.

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