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A comprehensive narrative of the rise and development of nations
as recorded by over two thousand of the great writers of
all ages: edited, with the assistance of a distinguished
board of advisers and contributors,
ASTORE TILDEN FOOSTA. RE
COPYRIGHT, 1904, BY HENRY SMITH WILLIAMS.
Press of J. J. Little & Co.
Astor Place, New York
Prof. Adolf Erman, University of Berlin.
Prof. Joseph Halévy, College of France.
Prof. Thomas K. Cheyne, Oxford University,
Prof. Andrew C. McLanghlin, University of Michigan.
Prof. David H. Müller, University of Vienna.
Prof. Alfred Rambaud, University of Paris.
Prof. Eduard Meyer, University of Berlin.
Dr. James T. Shotwell, Columbia University.
Prof. Theodor Nöldeke, University of Strasburg.
Prof. Albert B. Hart, Harvard University.
Dr. Paul Brönnle, Royal Asiatic Society.
Dr. James Gairdner, C.B., London.
Prof. Ulrich von Wilamowitz Möllendorff, University of Berlin.
Prof. H. Marnali, University of Budapest.
Dr. G. W. Botsford, Columbia University.
Prof. Julius Wellhausen, University of Göttingen.
Prof. Franz R. von Krones, University of Graz.
Prof. Wilhelm Soltau, Zabern University.
Prof. R. W. Rogers, Drew Theological Seminary.
Prof. A. Vambéry, University of Budapest.
Prof. Otto Hirschfeld, University of Berlin.
Baron Bernardo di San Severino Quaranta, London.
Prof. F. York Powell, Oxford University.
Dr. John P. Peters, New York.
Dr. S. Rappoport, School of Oriental Languages, Paris.
Prof. Hermann Diels, University of Berlin.
Prof. C. W. C. Oman, Oxford University.
Prof. I. Goldziher, University of Vienna.
Prof. W. L. Fleming, University of West Virginia.
Prof. R. Koser, University of Berlin.
The state of society and literature at this period, 3. The press—the poets, 3.
The outbreak of war, 4. First engagements ; the battle of Edgehill, 7. The king
repulsed at Turnham Green, 8. Macaulay's estimate of Hampden, 12. Gloucester
and Newbury, 13. The Solemn League and Covenant with Scotland, 17. Growing
importance of Cromwell, 18. Gardiner's estimate of Pym, 19. Religious fanaticism,
20. The Irish “Cessation” and the Scotch invasion, 20. The Mongrel Parliament at
Oxford, 21. Marston Moor, Lostwithiel, and Newbury, 24. Parliamentary rigour,
26. The Self-Denying Ordinance and the new model, 26. Religious bigotries and
Laud's execution, 27. The warring creeds and intolerance, 30. Peace negotiations
at Uxbridge, 32. The victories of Montrose in Scotland, 33. The new model army,
and Naseby, 34. The king's letters and insincerity, 37. The mission of Glamorgan
in Ireland, 40. The king surrenders to the Scots, 42. Charles a captive in England,
THE LAST YEARS OF CHARLES I (1646–1649 A.D.)
The army versus parliament, 48. Rise of the agitators, 50. The army abducts
the king, 51. The expulsion of the eleven members, 52. Riots in London, 55. The
Heads of the Proposals, 56. Rendezvous at Ware; mutiny suppressed, 59. The king
escapes from Hampton Court, 60. The vote of non-addresses and the “second civil
war," 62. The Scotch invasion and the battle of Preston, 65. Trea.y of Newport and
anti-royalist feeling, 68. Pride's Purge, 69. The king taken to Windsor, 71. The
king before the high court, 73. Guizot's account of Charles' execution, 75. Various
estimates of the event: Clarendon; Milton; Guizot; Knight, 79. John Lingard, 81.
S. R. Gardiner, 81. Lord Macaulay, 82.
THE VICTORIOUS COMMONWEALTH (1649–1651 A.D.)
Guizot's comparison of the English and the French revolutions, 84. The organ-
ization of the English Republic, 88. Executions and mutinies, 92. Scotland and
Charles II; the fate of Montrose, 93. Cromwell in Ireland, 96. Cromwell massacres