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A History of England Principally in the Seventeent

Close connexion of english and scottish affairs


style="text-align: justify;"> CONTENTS.

BOOK I.

THE CHIEF CRISES IN THE EARLIER HISTORY OF ENGLAND.

PAGE

INTRODUCTION 3

CHAP. I. The Britons, Romans, and Anglo-Saxons 5

The Anglo-Saxons and Christianity 10

II. Transfer of the Anglo-Saxon crown to the Normans and Plantagenets 22

The Conquest 28

III. The crown in conflict with Church and Nobles 39

Henry II and Becket 41

John Lackland and Magna Charta 47

IV. Foundation of the Parliamentary Constitution 58

V. Deposition of Richard II. The House of Lancaster 74

BOOK II.

ATTEMPTS TO CONSOLIDATE THE

KINGDOM INDEPENDENTLY IN ITS TEMPORAL AND SPIRITUAL RELATIONS.

INTRODUCTION 91

CHAP. I. Re-establishment of the supreme power 93

II. Changes in the condition of Europe 104

Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey in their earlier years 109

III. Origin of the Divorce Question 120

IV. The Separation of the English Church 134

V. The opposing tendencies within the Schismatic State 151

VI. Religious Reform in the English Church 171

VII. Transfer of the Government to a Catholic Queen 186

VIII. The Catholic-Spanish Government 199

BOOK III.

QUEEN ELIZABETH. CLOSE CONNEXION OF ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH AFFAIRS.

INTRODUCTION 221

CHAP. I. Elizabeth's accession. Triumph of the Reformation 222


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