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...I take into account as soon as while a boy, I requested the past due James Davis, an old-time schoolmaster, why it used to be that an writer wrote a preface to his booklet? His resolution used to be that typically the terrible guy came across that the e-book wanted an apology.
...This uncomplicated compilation is absolutely with no intrinsic benefit. It had its inception in notes that I had taken a few years in the past, whilst supporting my very own youngsters of their heritage classes. My concept on the time used to be to urge a private curiosity within the king of the time the lesson mentioned, and therefore render much less irksome the duty at once in hand.
...Who is it that doesn't be aware of whatever of the barren barren region that needs to be traversed ahead of a unmarried blossom of good looks is located within the box of historical past so wealthy in luscious browse after it's reached?
...If I shall aid a few younger and impressionable brain over this flowerless waste that has confirmed an impassable Sahara to such a lot of vibrant younger readers, I shall certainly be a lucky guy. If I fail during this specific, my attempt may have proved a whole failure. yet even then it really is friendly to imagine no genuine damage may have been performed, for the exertions has been a downright excitement to me.
J. McN. Johnson.
Aberdeen, N. C,
August I, 1913.
...It has been my objective to put in writing a narrative which may be learn in a winter's evening, embracing the 41 sovereigns that experience governed in England because the Norman Conquest, and of their order of succession to offer a brief and concise description of every sovereign, similar to will be prone to attract the minds of the younger; yet to around out my thousand years indicated within the caption above, it will likely be helpful for me to hark again a few century and a half—to be certain, 100 and forty-six years earlier than the Conquest—to locate my beginning point.
...If it have been attainable for us to return to England within the yr A. D. 912, only a thousand years in the past, we should always locate that King Alfred the good have been useless 11 years, and that his son was once king,
Edward the Elder — Athelstane — Edmund (the Boy King) — Edred (the Boy King) — Edwy the reasonable (the Boy King) — Edgar (the Boy King) — Edward, the Martyr — Ethelred, the Unready — Edmund Ironsides
Canute, the Dane — Harold Harefoot — Hardi Canute
Edward, the Confessor — Harold, final Saxon King
William I., Conqueror — William II., Rufus — Henry I. — Stephen
Henry II. — Richard I., Coeur de Leon — John (Lackland) — Henry III. — Edward I. — Edward II. — Edward III. — Richard II. — Henry IV. (Lancaster) — Henry V. (Lancaster) — Henry VI. (Lancaster) — Edward IV. (York) — Edward V. (York) — Richard III. (York)
Henry VII. — Henry VIII. — Edward VI. — Mary Tudor — Elizabeth
James I. — Charles I.
Oliver Cromwell — normal Monk's military
Charles II. — James II.
William and Mary — William III.
George I. — George II. — George III. — George IV. — William IV. — Victoria — Edward VII. — George V.
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