They saw it happen; an anthology of eye-witnesses' accounts of events in British history, 1485-1688. With a foreword by R. Birley.


Oxford, Blackwell, 1956.

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Subjects Great Britain -- History -- 1485- -- Sources.
Description 220 p. 23 cm.
Contents England in the sixteenth century -- King Henry VII -- Archbishop Morton -- Perkin Warbeck -- The meeting of Henry VII and Philip King of Castile -- King Henry VIII -- Defender of the faith -- The magnificence of Cardinal Wolsey -- Cardinal Wolsey in Star Chamber -- Queen Anne Boleyn. Her coronation -- Queen Anne Boleyn. On the day of her execution -- Portrait of Sir Thomas More by Erasmus -- The dissolution of the monasteries. Glastonbury -- How the Lord Cromwell helped Archbishop Cranmer's secretary -- The debasement of the coinage, 1540 -- Archbishop Cranmer -- The Bible in English -- A description of the Scots Army after the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh -- King Edward VI -- Mary Tudor -- The marriage of Queen Mary and Philip II -- Lady Jane Grey -- The execution of Lady Jane Grey -- The end of the Lady Jane Dudley, Daughter of the Duke of Suffolk -- The burning of Archbishop Cranmer -- Calais in 1497 -- The loss of Calais -- The loss of Guisnes, Following on the Loss of Calais -- Queen Elizabeth I -- An embassy to Queen Elizabeth I -- The Murder of Rizzio -- The rebellion of the northern earls -- Elizabeth I opens parliament -- The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots -- Twelfth Night, January 6th 1600 (O.S.) -- The true manner of the taking of Edmund Campion and his associates -- The torturing of Father Gerard -- A Meeting with Sir Francis Drake at sea -- An Englishman and the Spanish Inquisition in the Canaries -- The Spanish Armada -- Hans Buttber's account of the Armada -- The discovery of tobacco -- Sir Walter Ralegh -- A German traveller in England in 1602 -- James the Sixth of Scotland and First of England -- James I at the Hampton Court Conference, 1604 -- Gunpowder Plot -- The first Turkish ambassador to England -- The arrival of Frederick, Elector Palatine -- The marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Frederick, Elector Palatine -- The voyage of the Mayflower -- Charles I -- The murder of the Duke of Buckingham -- Rubens on England -- The First Bishop's War -- Sir Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford -- The Passing of the Grand Remonstrance -- Charles I's attempt to arrest the five members -- On the brink of civil war, 1642 -- The opening of the civil war, 1642 -- The skirmish at Powick bridge -- The battle of Edgehill -- The battle of Marston Moor -- The civil war day by day -- The execution of Charles I -- Poverty in exile -- The execution of Montrose -- James Graham, First Marquis of Montrose -- Oliver Cromwell -- Cromwell at the Storming of Drogheda -- Cromwell in Scotland, the battle of Dunbar -- Cromwell after the battle of Worcester -- King Charles II -- The restoration. The arrival of Charles II in England -- The great plague -- The great fire of London -- William Harvey -- The fall of the Earl of Clarendon -- The Popish plot -- The night before Charles II's last illness -- The death of Charles II -- The great frost, 1683-84 -- King James II -- Monmouth's rebellion -- The second declaration of indulgence and the seven bishops -- William of Orange sets out for England -- The first flight of James II -- The capture of James II at Faversham.
Geographic Area Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm00629955
(OCoLC)629955
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