Outlines of Chronology, Ancient and Modern: Being an Introduction to the Study of History

Richardson, Lord & Holbrook, 1832 - 232 páginas

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Página 135 - ... 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 166 - Assisted by the French king, he landed in England, and revived the spirits of a party almost extinguished in the kingdom. He gave battle to Richard, 1485, in the field of Bosworth.
Página 124 - He united the statesman and author in his character. He was born in Italy, about 463, and died at near one hundred years of age. His writings relate chiefly to history, theology, and criticism. He was inferior in abilities to Boethius, but still was very respectable. 5.
Página 39 - Lycurgns, who had travelled into Crete and Egypt, to observe the laws and institutions of those countries, at length visited Asia Minor, where he found the productions now spoken of. As Homer was a wandering minstrel, and is supposed to have produced his Iliad and Odyssey in detached pieces, and separate ballads, it was not until some time afterwards that they were brought into the form they now assume. This was done by certain learned men, under the direction of Pisis'tratus, king of Athens. 3....
Página 170 - But though nothing was proved against her, Elizabeth saw fit to detain her in close confinement. The Scottish queen, during her tedious and merciless confinement, naturally desired, and her friends for her, a release. For a plot to effect this object, devised by her friends, and detected, she was held responsible ; and though an independent sovereign, was tried by a foreign power. Presumed, only, to be guilty, she was condemned, and...
Página 171 - In architecture he surpassed all the moderns. 4. Eras'mus was born at Rotterdam, 1467, and was the most learned man of the age in which he lived. He contributed to the restoration of learning in several countries. As a correct and elegant Latin writer, he excelled all the moderns. He died in 1536. 5. Coper'nicus was born at Thorn, in Prussia, in 1472. His great discovery respecting the revolutions of the heavenly bodies, he kept concealed for more than 30 years, for fear of exciting the apprehensions...
Página 141 - 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 119 - According to the description, or rather invective, of Chrysostom, an auction of Byzantine luxury must have been very productive. Every wealthy house possessed a semicircular table of massy silver such as two men could scarcely lift, a vase of solid gold of the weight of forty pounds, cups, dishes, of the same metal, &c.
Página 108 - In room of the ancient republican institutions, which were founded chiefly on personal merit, a rigid subordination of dignities now went through all the orders of the state. The magistrates were divided into three classes, distinguished by the titles of 1, the illustrious . 2. the respectable ; 3, the clarissimi.

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