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INTRODUCTION......

The Bruce of BANNOCKBURN-THE DUEL

“THE TALE OF TROY DIVINE" ............

WITH DE BOHUN ON THE EVE OF THE

THE LEGEND OF THE FOUNDATION OF

COMBAT.....................

119

ROME..............

15 THE FEUDAL SYSTEM-A TOURNAMENT... 121

MARATHON-How ATHENS SAVED GREECE 17 STORIES OF WITCHCRAFT.......

125

EXPEDITION OF XERXES—THE FOLLY OF

BATTLE OF CRESSY-SIEGE OF CALAIS ... 129

A TYRANT-GLORIOUS STAND OF THE

The FALL OF THE KNIGHTS-TEMPLARS-

SPARTANS AT THERMOPYLA ............... 22 How THEY DECAYED THROUGH PRIDE 132

EXPEDITION OF XERXES - NAVAL VIC-

THE LIFE OF A STUDENT IN THE MIDDLE

TORIES OF THE GREEKS .....................

A G ES ................................................ 135

STORY OF THE TIME OF VESPASIAN.........

RISE OF THE UNIVERSITIES—INTELLECTUAL

THE RETREAT OF THE TEN THOUSAND-

GLORIES OF THE PAST ........................ 138

ADVENTURES BY THE WAY.....

FLODDEN FIELD – INCIDENTS OF THE

ALEXANDER THE GREAT-HIS PERSIAN

BATTLE-POPULAR TRADITIONS............ 141

EXPEDITION........................................

ST. GEORGE FOR MERRIE ENGLAND-

SIEGE OF TYRE .....

LEGENDS CONNECTED WITH HIS HISTORY 146

THE FOUNDATION OF ALEXANDRIA-AN

THE ORDER OF THE GARTER-How A

ANCIENT JOURNEY THROUGH THE

New KNIGHT IS INSTALLED

150

DESERT - THE TEMPLE OF JUPITER

The MOORS IN SPAIN-SIEGE OF GRANADA 153

AMMON .....

A VISION OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY

ALEXANDER THE GREAT—FINAL STRUGGLE

CAREER OF THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON... 159

WITH DARIUS ...............

THE ITALIAN CITIES OF THE MIDDLE

“I SEE BEFORE ME THE GLADIATOR LIE"

AGES—THEIR EMINENCE IN LITERATURE,

PASSAGE OF THE ALPS BY HANNIBAL AND

ART, AND COMMERCE ...........

NAPOLEON .......

A LEGEND OF THE RHINE ......

ASSASSINATION OF JULIUS CÆSAR............

THE MOSLEM FAITH AND ITS FOUNDER-

BATTLE OF ACTIUM—THE FASCINATION

A SKETCH OF HIS LIFE AND LABOURS

OF CLEOPATRA .................................

Jewish PERSECUTIONS—How THE JEWS

THE LAST DAYS OF ANTONY AND CLEO-

WERE TREATED OF OLD IN ENGLAND...
PATRA ..............

THE MAID OF ORLEANS — HER BRAVE

THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM .........

DEEDS—HER MARTYRDOM ..................

ROMAN “CUSTOMS—MODE OF LIFE IN

THE FALL OF RIENZI — PICTURES OF

PEACE AND WAR ...........

ROMAN LIFE IN THE FOURTEENTH

THE DESTRUCTION OF POMPEII_THRIL-

CENTURY ....

191

LING SCENES OF HORROR AND HEROISM 85 The PLAGUE AT FLORENCE — SCENES

THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.........

OF DEVOTION, COWARDICE, AND

THE RHINE-ITS ROMANTIC SCENERY-

ÇOURAGE .......................... ...............

Its MONUMENTS AND MEMORIES

94 TELL, AND THE FREEDOM OF Switzer-

EARLY ENGLAND-COMBATS AND COURAGE

LAND-THE STORY OF THE APPLE ......

OF THE BRITONS................................. 99 COLUMBUS AND THE DISCOVERY OF

INTRODUCTION OF CHRISTIANITY INTO

AMERICA

206

BRITAIN ..........................................

104 MEMOIRS OF AN EXTINCT SCIENCE-SOME

ALFRED THE GREAT—AN ACCOUNT OF

WORDS ON ASTROLOGY AND ASTROLOGERS 215

SOME OF HIS WONDERFUL ADVENTURES 107 THE NATURE OF THE HISTORY OF ENG-

NORMAN CONQUEST—How WILLIAM OF

LAND-NOTES ON THE PROGRESS OF

NORMANDY WON THE ENGLISH CROWN 109 BRITAIN......

THE FIGHT FOR MAGNA CHARTA—THE WAY

A TALE OF THE INQUISITION ............... 222

IT WAS GAINED-ITS MOST REMARKABLE

THE JESUITS AND THEIR FOUNDER-THE

PROVISIONS

II2 CAREER OF IGNATIUS LOYOLA ............ 229

MURDER OF JAMES I. OF SCOTLAND-THE

THE REFORMATION—How LUTHER SHOOK

HEROISM OF CATHERINE DOUGLAS ...... 116 | THE POWER OF ROME .......................... 232

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416

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OTTERBURN-HOW A DEAD DOUGLAS WON

THE FIELD

235

THE SPLENDOUR AND MISERY OF SPAIN

238

A MODERN NEWSPAPER—THE PRINTING

PRESS—How it HAS INCREASED OUR

KNOWLEDGE AND POWER....

241

ENGLAND UNDER THE TUDORS-FIELD OF

THE CLOTH OF GOLD-PROGRESS OF

POPULAR LIBERTY

249

GOOD QUEEN Bess—HER CHARACTER-

FAMOUS STATESMEN OF HER REIGN 254

MURDER OF Rizzi0—A DARK NIGHT AT

HOLYROOD

The HUGUENOTS AND THE MASSACRE OF

Sr. BARTHOLOMEW

RALEIGH IN THE TOWER—His ExpeDITION

TO SOUTH AMERICA–His EXECUTION 265

CAVALIERS AND ROUNDHEADS—Their Dis.

TINCTIVE FAULTS AND MERITS

263

The Wild DAYS OF BORDER WARFARE... 273

ARREST OF THE FIVE MEMBERS—THE

HOUSE OF COMMONS-NOBLE CONDUCT

OF THE LONDONERS

278

THE DEATH OF HAMPDEN

281

WANDERINGS OF CHARLES II.-AN AC-

COUNT OF OAK-APPLE DAY...

283

THE POPISH PLOT-STATE OF ENGLAND

Two CENTURIES AGO

287

A TALE OF THE SCOTTISH COVENANTERS 292

DRAKE AND THE INVINCIBLE ARMADA-

How THE ENGLISH PREPARED TO MEET

IT-ITS DESTRUCTION

296

THE REVOLUTION OF 1688 IN ENGLAND 304

THE DARIEN EXPEDITION—How IT

FAILED, AND WHAT CAME OF THAT

FAILURE

How PETER THE GREAT REFORMED

RUSSIA-BUILDING OF ST. PETERSBURG 310

THE LAST DAYS OF WILLIAM OF ORANGE 316

HABITS AND SOCIAL CONDITION OF THE

JEWS ....

321

THE RISE OF THE GIPSIES—THEIR WAN-

DERINGS AND CUSTOMS..

329

THE CHARACTER OF WALPOLE-Its GOOD

AND BAD POINTS

THE ISLAND OF THE Scots

340

How LORD PETERBOROUGH TOOK BAR.

CELONA...

343

ROUND AND ABOUT Soho, AND SOME

LONDON CELEBRITIES

CORSICA AND ITS BEGGARKING—His

STRANGE LIFE AND ADVENTURES......... 349

SIEGE OF ANTWERP-THE HEROIC DE-

FENCE OF ITS CITIZENS

355

THE ELDER PITT—CHIEF POINTS IN HIS

LIFE

THE STORY OF AN EDINBURGH MOB

AN OLD AMERICAN WAR FORT—ITS His.

TORY AND MEMORIES

THE RISE OF THE HOUSE OF ORANGE-

NOTICES OF ITS CHIEF MEMBERS

370

DEATH OF WILLIAM THE SILENT

372

GREENWICH HOSPITAL—The '15, AND THE

EARL OF DERWENTWATER

375

THE DAYS OF GRUB-STREET

379

TAKING OF QUEBEC, AND DEATH OF WOLFE 382

THE QUAKER PENN AND HIS COLONY..... 384

GEORGIA AND ITS FOUNDER

387

THE DEFENCE OF ARCOT-A STORY OF

ENGLISH HEROISM....

390

THE BLACK HOLE OF CALCUTTA-ITS

HORRORS, AND HOW THEY WERE

AVENGED

393

AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE-SOME

OF ITS MOST INTERESTING EPISODES

WARREN HASTINGS AT BENARES-AN

ACCOUNT OF THE SACRED CITY

405

THE IMPEACHMENT OF WARREN HASTINGS-

WESTMINSTER HALL DURING THE TRIAL 409

EARLY YEARS OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

The GREAT FRENCH REVOLUTION

420

"'TWAS IN TRAFALGAR'S BAY"

427

EARLY CAREER OF THE DUKE OF WEL-

LINGTON-IIIS INDIAN EXPLOITS

431

EARLY CAREER OF THE DUKE OF WEL-

LINGTON-BEGINNING OF THE PENIN-

SULAR WAR

435

FRENCH EXPEDITION TO EGYPT UNDER

NAPOLEON

440

The Fall OF THE HOUSE OF STUART-

FATE OF ITS LAST MEMBERS AND

FAITHFUL ADHERENTS

447

A GERMAN STUDENTS' DUEL-THE NAR-

RATIVE OF AN EYE-WITNESS

455

THE INDIAN MUTINY-ITS CHIEF INCI.

DENTS-SOME PERSONAL NARRATIVES... 461

THE CIRCASSIANS, AND THEIR STRUGGLE

FOR FREEDOM

472

MODERN CELEBRATION OF THE PASSOVER 474

Civic HONOURS TO GREAT SOLDIERS AND

SAILORS

476

ETON COLLEGE, AND THE GREAT MEN

WHO HAVE STUDIED THERE

479

THE FREEDOM OF ITALY-OUTLINE OF

THE CAREER OF GARIBALDI

487

A TERRIBLE SUBSTANCE,SOME ACCOUNT

OF DYNAMITE

491

THE MARTYRED PRESIDENTS OF THE

UNITED STATES-LINCOLN AND GAR-

FIELD

494

THE COMMUNE THE STORY OF ITS

CRIMES AND SUFFERINGS.

How THEY CROWN THE CZAR

A MINIATURE BOMBARDMENT—STORY OF

THE EXPLOSION OF A WOOLWICH

ROCKET FACTORY

505

VOLCANIC ERUPTION IN JAVA-A DUTCH

CITY IN THE EAST

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ALFRED THE GREAT..........

Frontispiece
QUEEN BOADICEA ANIMATING THE ANCIENT BRITONS...................

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CLEOPATRA ..........

73
WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR ...

109

BRUCE AT BANNOCKBURN

OAN OF ARC ............................................................................................

185

PETER THE GREAT

NAPOLEON I.

440

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ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS ..........

REMAINS OF AN EGYPTIAN CITY ............

MARS, THE GOD OF WAR ..........

THE NILOMETER, NEAR CAIRO; AND

DIVINE HONOURS PAID TO HOMER......... 12 FIGURES ILLUSTRATING EGYPTIAN LIFE

DIVINE HONOURS PAID TO HOMER, ENLARGED SCENE IN PALESTINE ....

ANCIENT ARCH ON ROAD LEADING INTO ATRIUM, OR COURT OF A ROMAN MANSION

ROME ................

ROMAN LADY AND SLAVES ........

PORTICO OF AN ANCIENT TEMPLE ..............

DOMESTIC LIFE IN POMPEII ...

ACROPOLIS AND TEMPLE OF JUPITER, ATHENS POMPEIAN ARCHITECTURE-INTERIOR OF

REMAINS OF THE PERISTYLE OF THE PAR-

A MANSION ...

THENON, ATHENS............

POMPEIAN ARCHITECTURE-PORCH OF A

ANCIENT BRONZE HELMET .............

MANSION .....

DORIC COLUMNS .........

COURT OF A ROMAN MANSION ...............

PERISTYLE OF THE TEMPLE OF NEPTUNE... CORINTHIAN COLUMNS ON THE SITE OF

PORTICO OF THE TEMPLE OF NEPTUNE.

THE ROMAN FORUM ............................

PORTICO OF PARTHENON, ATHENS .........

MOONLIGHT ON THE RHINE ..................

THE HIDING-PLACE OF SABINUS .....

LANDING OF THE ROMANS IN BRITAIN ...

CIRCULAR CORINTHIAN TEMPLE .....

CARACTACUS, THE ANCIENT BRITISH KING,

RUINED TEMPLE IN ASIA MINOR

AT ROME .......................

TEMPLE OF DIANA .....

BOADICEA ANIMATING HER SOLDIERS ......

WOMAN OF THE EAST ...

COINS OF ALFRED THE GREAT ...............

TEMPLE OF THE SUN ........

SHIP TRANSPORTING TROOPS FOR THE

IONIC COLUMN AND RUINS ON THE COAST

CONQUEST OF ENGLAND .................

OF TYRE......

SAXON LANTERN – ENGRAVED FROM

THE BUILDING OF ALEXANDRIA.....

STRUTT'S CHRONICLE .........

BusT OF MINERVA FROM ANCIENT ALEX-

CATHERINE DOUGLAS BARRING THE DOOR

ANDRIA ........

SPORTS OF THE FEUDAL PERIOD

ANTIQUE ARCHES AND COLUMNS ............ QUEEN PHILIPPA BEFORE THE KING ......

THE RUINS OF EMPIRES".

A KNIGHT-TEMPLAR OF THE ELEVENTH

HEAD FROM AN ANTIQUE GEM ...........

CENTURY

CENTURY ..........................................

CORINTHIAN COLUMNS AND FRAGMENTS AT KNIGHTS-TEMPLAR ON THE FIELD OF

BABYLON........

55 BATTLE

GRECIAN WARRIOR IN THE PANOPLY OF WAR KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE ...............

ROMAN GLADIATORS—THE APPEAL FOR CHRIST CHURCH COLLEGE, OXFORD ......

MERCY..............

PORCH OF ST. MARY'S, OXFORD ............

INTERIOR VIEW, COLOSSEUM, ROME, WHERE THE WYKEHAM BELL TOWER, NEW COL-

GLADIATORIAL COMBATS WERE HELD

LEGE, OXFORD.

ANCIENT HELMETS

BATTLE OF FLODDEN

RUINS OF THE FORUM, ROME

69 | ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON...............

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PAGE A KNIGHT OF THE TIME OF EDWARD III. 151 THE GIPSY FORTUNE-TELLER

333 THE BULL FIGHT, GRANADA

154
GIPSIES EN ROUTE...

335 A MOORISH FOUNTAIN... 157 THE LAST GLIMPSE OF HOME

341 CRICHTON IN VENICE

160 EDMUND BURKE...... SCENE IN AN ITALIAN PALACE OF THE Sir J. REYNOLDS

347 MIDDLE AGES ... 164 OLD GATEWAY IN CORSICA..

353 ROBBERS' WATCH TOWER ON THE RHINE 168 THE PRAYER FOR MERCY

354 THE RETURN OF WARBECK

173 | THE GOLDEN KEY....... FLIGHT OF THE FALSE GREEK 175 THE BEARER OF DESPATCHES

367 ONLY A JEW!

183 GREENWICH HOSPITAL MONUMENT OF JOAN OF ARC..

190 TRAITORS' GATE...... ARCH OF TRAJAN AT BENEVENTO... 191 OLIVER GOLDSMITH

379 CATHEDRAL, CAMPANILE, AND BAPTISTERY, THE ANCIENT FORM OF BOOKS...... FLORENCE.......

196 DEATH OF GENERAL WOLFE, AT QUEBEC 383 SCENE IN OLD FLORENCE 198 OGLETHORPE

387 CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

209
VIEW OF SAVANNAH.....

387 THE ASTROLOGER 216 HINDOO PAGODA

391 AN ANCIENT ASTROLABE....

218

ENTRANCE TO THE HINDOO CAVE-TEMPLE THE LOBBY OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS 220 AT ELEPHANTA

393 FAGOTS FOR AN AUTO-DA-Fê.

BY THE CAMP-FIRE

403 AN ESCAPE FROM THE INQUISITORS......... 228 HINDOO TEMPLF. NEAR BENARES

405 MARTIN LUTHER

233 ON THE GANGES, NEAR BENARES..... 407 OTTERBURN-THE ADVANCE OF HOTSPUR 236 COLUMN ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF JOHN GUTENBERG SHOWING PART OF THE

NAPOLEON I.

417 FIRST PRINTED BOOK TO Faust

242 THE BASTILLE-BUILT BY CHARLES V. OF JOHN GUTENBERG, THE INVENTOR OF

FRANCE, A.D. 1369.....

420 PRINTING WITH MOVABLE TYPES

246 DESTRUCTION OF THE BASTILLE, A.D. 1789 423 NOBLEMAN OF THE TUDOR Period

250

FIRING ON THE INSURGENTS KING EDWARD VI.

252

ADMIRAL LORD NELSON QUEEN ELIZABETH.....

254

DEATH OF NELSON AT TRAFALGAR HUGUENOTS HIDING FROM THEIR PURSUERS 261 THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON

432 THE MASSACRE OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW 263 HOUSE IN WHICH WELLINGTON WAS BORN, A CAVALIER GENTLEMAN OF THE STUART

DUBLIN

432 269 THE SPHINX...

441 EXECUTION OF CHARLES I....... 271 THE PYRAMIDS, EGYPT

441 The Wild DAYS OF BORDER WARFARE... 275 ON THE BANKS OF THE NILE-A FLOOD 444 KING CHARLES I. 278 The Nile BY MOONLIGHT

445 HAMPDEN. 281 THE FLIGHT OF THE YOUNG PRETENDER

451 CHARLES II. LANDING AT Dover 284 THE FINDING OF HAMILTON

460 THE ORIGIN OF OAK-APPLE DAY 286 ESCAPE OF THE MESSENGER

464 HOUSE WHERE JESUITS WERE SUPPOSED

PALIT CONFESSES HIS GUILT

470 TO BE CONCEALED.. 288 HAVELOCK

471 THE GATE OF JUSTICE.. 291 CIRCASSIAN GIRL

473 WARNING BEACON ANNOUNCING THE AD- M'CLINTOCK's Arctic EXPEDITION

477 VANCE OF THE INVINCIBLE ARMADA

297
ETON COLLEGE

480 ATTACK ON PART OF ARMADA BY DRAKE 301 STATUE OF CANNING-ONCE AN ETON BOY 482 “ THERE IS SORROW ON THE SEA ".

302 ETON—THE SCHOOLROOM OF GLADSTONE'S THE OLD HOUSE OF COMMONS 304 BOYHOOD

485 PORTION OF THE KREMLIN, Moscow 311

THE ARCH OF CONSTANTINE, ROME 487 View OF MOSCOW

313
PRESIDENT GARFIELD

495 Jewish High-PRIEST IN HIS ROBES AND L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE, PARIS

499 BREASTPLATE 322 THE CATHEDRAL AT Moscow

502 Jewish High-PRIEST AND ATTENDANT 327 New MARKET, NEAR THE LANDING-PLACE, GIPSY BEGGAR BOY.........

329
BATAVIA

509

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PERIOD .......

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