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HISTORICAL HANDBOOKS

Edited by

OSCAR BROWNING, M.A.,
FELLOW OF KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE ; ASSISTANT-MASTER AT ETON COLLEGE.

Small 8vo.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH INSTITUTIONS.

By PHILIP V. SMITH, M.A., Barrister-at-Law; Fellow of King's
College; Cambridge. 35. 6d.

CONTENTS.

PART I.
Social and Local Development of the Constitution.
Origin of the English Institutions—The People-Local Government.

PART II.
Constituents of the Central Authority.
The King-Parliament-The King's Council.

PART III.

Central Government.
Legislation, Judicature-The Executive-Taxation-Chronological Table.

Index and Glossary. “It contains in a short compass an

“The institutions which make up the amount of information not otherwise acces- English Constitution are here classified sible to students without considerable re- under several leading divisions. Our local search. The chapter on Local Government institutions are traced to their origin, and in particular is well executed. It would the various phases of the political developbe hard to name any other book in which ment of our central government are traced the history of our local institutions, from with remarkable accuracy, and precision. the Gemots of the first Teutonic settlers The work is not only based upon the most down to the County Court, the Local authoritative guides on the subject, but it Government Board, and the School Board of gives an excellent and exhaustive list of our own day, is to be found."-Athenæum. standard authorities. The index, the glos

“ The style is concise and lucid ; the sary, and the explanations given of difficult information is full as regards essentials, and technical terms will be all found of use and extraneous matter is well avoided. It by the student. It is an admirable guide, is an excellent treatise for the student who and worthy of our warmest commendation." wishes to get a philosophic grasp of per

Standard. haps the best institutions, as a whole, that “It is emphatically one which ought to any people or succession of peoples have find its way into all schools, as an introducdeveloped."--Edinburgh Courant.

tion to the more important works of Hallam, “An admirable compilation of all the May, and Blackstone, and a companion to most noteworthy facts in our constitutional the histories of England."-Educational history, from the earliest times of which Times. we have authentic record, down to the year Though, as we have said, the book is 1873, and is arranged in a most convenient a book for students, it is not without its manner for the student. It is ostensibly value as a work of reference; for the vast intended for the Public Schools, but gen- number of subjects treated of are carefully tlemen preparing for the English and Indian classified and headed in sections, and there Civil Services will find its accurate and is a very

good index, which is also a glossuccinct information of the greatest value.” sary."-School Board Chronicle.

Civil Service Review.

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HISTORICAL HANDBOOKS-continued.
HISTORY OF FRENCH LITERATURE.

Adapted from the French of M. DEMOGEOT, by C. BRIDGE.

HISTORICAL HANDBOOKS-continued. ENGLISH HISTORY IN THE XIVTH CENTURY.

By CHARLES H. PEARSON, M.A., Principal of the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Melbourne, late Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, and Professor of History in the University of Melbourne.

[In the Press. THE GREAT REBELLION.

By the EDITOR.
HISTORY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.

By the Rev. J. FRANCK BRIGHT, M.A., Fellow of Unlversity College, and Historical Lecturer in Balliol, New, and University Colleges, Oxford;

late Master of the Modern School at Marlborough College. THE AGE OF CHATHAM.

By Sir W. R. ANSON, Bart., M.A., Fellow of All Souls' College, and

Vinerian Reader of Law, Oxford.
THE AGE OF PITT.

By the Same.
THE REIGN OF LOUIS XI.

By F. WILLERT, M.A., Fellow and Lecturer of Exeter College,
Oxford.

THE SUPREMACY OF ATHENS.

By R. C. JEBB, M.A., Fellow and Tutor of Triwity College, Cam

bridge, and Public Orator of the University. THE ROMAN REVOLUTION. From B.C. 133 to the

Battle of Actium.

By H. F. PELHAM, M.A., Fellow and Lecturer of Exeter College,

Cacford.
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.

Buy SIR GEORGE YOUNG, BART., late Fellow of Trinity College,
Cambridge.

(See Specimen Page, No. 3)

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In preparation

HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHIES

Edited by
THE REV. M. CREIGHTON, M.A.,

FELLOW AND TUTOR OF MERTON COLLEGE, OXFORD,

With Frontispiece and Maps. The most important and the most difficult point in Historical Teaching is to awaken a real interest in the minds of Beginners. For this purpose concise handbooks are seldom useful. General sketches, however accurate in their outlines of political or constitutional development, and however well adapted to dispel false ideas, still do not make history a living thing to the young: They are most valuable as maps on which to trace the route beforehand and show its direction, but they will seldom allure any one to take a walk.

The object of this series of Historical Biographies is to try and select from English History a few men whose lives were lived in stirring times. The intention is to treat their lives and times in some little detail, and to group round them the most distinctive features of the periods before and after those in which they lived.

It is hoped that in this way interest may be awakened without any sacrifice of accuracy, and that personal sympathies may be kindled without forgetfulness of the principles involved.

It may be added that round the lives of individuals it will be possible to bring together facts of social life in a clearer way, and to reproduce a more vivid picture of particular times than is possible in a historical handbook.

By reading Short Biographies a few clear ideas may be formed in the pupil's mind, which may stimulate to further reading. A vivid impression of one period, however short, will carry the pupil onward and give more general histories an interest in their turn. Something, at least, will be gained if the pupil realises that men in past times lived and moved in the same sort of way as they do at present.

It is proposed to issue the following Biographies adapted to' the reading of pupils between the ages of 12 and 15:

SIMON DE MONTFORT. 5. THE DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH.
THE BLACK PRINCE.

ć. WILLIAM PITT, 3. SIR WALTER RALEIGH. or, THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON. 4. OLIVER CROMWELL.

1.

2.

History of the Church under the

Roman Empire, A.D. 30-476.

By the Rev. A. D. CRAKE, B.A., Chaplain of All Saints' School, Bloxham.

Crown 8vo. 75. 6d.

A History of England

for Children.

By GEORGE Davys, D.D., formerly Bishop of Peterborough.

New Edition. 18mo.
With twelve Coloured Illustrations. Square cr. 8vo. 35. 6d.

Is. 6d.

LONDON, OXFORD, AND CAMBRIDGE.

ENGLISH
ENGLISH SCHOOL-CLASSICS

With Introductions and Notes at the end of each Book.

Edited by FRANCIS STORR, B.A., ASSISTANT-MASTER AT MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE, LATE SCHOLAR OF TRINITY COLLEGE,

CAMBRIDGE, AND BELL UNIVERSITY SCHOLAR.

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Small 8vo. THOMSON'S SEASONS: Winter.

With Introduction to the Series, by the Rev. J. FRANCK BRIGHT, M.A., Fellow of University College, and Historical Lecturer in Balliol, New, and University Colleges,

Oxford; late Master of the Modern School at Marlborough College. IS. COWPER'S TASK.

By FRANCIS STORR, B.A., Assistant Master at Marlborough College. 28.

Part I. (Book I.-The Sofa ; Book II.-The Timepiece) od. Part II. (Book III. -The Garden; Book IV.-The Winter Evening) gd. Part III. (Book V.-The

Winter Morning Walk; Book VI.-The Winter Walk at Noon) gd. SCOTT'S LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL.

By: J. SURTEES PHILLPOTTS, M.A., Head Master of Bedford School, formerly Fellow of New College, Oxford.

Part I. (Canto I., with Introduction, &c.) 9d. Part II. (Cantos II. and III.) sd.

Part III. (Cantos IV. and V.) 9d. Part IV. (Canto VI.) ed. SCOTT'S LADY OF THE LAKE.

By R. W. TAYLOR, M.A., Assistant Master at Rugby School.

Part I. (Cantos I. and II.) 9d. Part II. (Cantos III. and IV.) gd. Part III.

(Cantos V. and VI.) 9d. SCOTT'S WAVERLEY.

By H. W. Eve, M.A., Assistant Master at Wellington College. TWENTY OF BACON'S ESSAYS.

By FRANCIS STORR, B.A., Assistant-Master at Marlborough College. Is. SIMPLE POEMS.

Edited by W. E. MULLINS, M.A. Assistant Master at Marlborough College. 8d. SELECTIONS FROM WORDSWORTH'S POEMS.

By H. H. TURNER, B.A., late Scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge. Is. WORDSWORTH'S EXCURSION: The Wanderer.

By H. H. TURNER, B.A., late Scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge. Is.
MILTON'S PARADISE LOST.

By FRANCIS STORR, B.A., Assistant-Master at Marlborough College.
Book I. gd. Book II. od.

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