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Henning, Basil Duke.
Crises in English history, 1066-1945.
New York, H. Holt 
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Basil Duke Henning
|Description:||xv, 571 p. illus., maps. 26 cm.|
|Contents:||William's claim to the English throne. The Anglo-Saxon chronicle ; Chronicle / Florence of Worcester ; The life of King Edward ; The deeds of William Duke of Normandy and King of England / William of Poitiers ; History of events in England / Eadmer ; History of the kings of England / William of Malmesbury ; The Bayeux tapestry --
The agreement between the earls of Chester and Leicester c.1150. --
Magna carta. History of the English people, 1877 / J.R. Green ; The chroniclers: Ralph of Goggeshall, The canon of Barnwell, Roger of Wendover, The minstrel of Béthune ; The charter ; Appendix: the charter of Henry I --
The growing pains of monarchy. Aspects of local government under Edward I ; Parliament under Edward I --
The crisis of 1346-47. The development of the crisis ; Preparations ; The Crécy campaign, 1346 / Froissart ; The crisis resolved ; Neville's cross, 1346 / Froissart ; The siege of Calais, 1346-47 / Froissart --
Humanism. The day-book of John Dorne, 1520 ; Caxton's prologue to his translation of Vergils' Aeneid ; The old learning ; An attack on the old Erasmus, Praise of folly ; Defense of the new --
The dissolution of the monasteries. The act for the dissolution of the lesser monasteries ; The text of the act, 1536 ; Documents relating to the visitation of the monasteries ; Documents relating to the inception and passage of the bill ; The opinion of historians ; The character of the reformation parliament ; The character of the visitors ; The effects of the dissolution ; The pilgrimage of Grace ; The economic and social consequences of the dissolution ; Seventeenth-century estimates of the dissolution --
Free speech in Elizabethan England. The issue in 1566-67 ; The evidence in the Commons' journal ; The evidence in the state papers, foreign ; The evidence in the state papers, domestic ; The evidence in the Stowe manuscripts ; The evidence in the Salisbury manuscripts ; Peter Wentworth and free speech, 1575-93 ; Peter Wentworth's speech ; Peter Wentworth before a parliamentary committee ; The issue reopened, 1593 --
The establishment of the East India Company. The formation of the company ; The fabulous Indies, The voyage of John Huyghen van Linschoten ; Initial attempts to establish trade with the Indies ; The charter of the company ; The first voyage ; Preparations for the voyage ; The returns from the first voyage --
The petition of right. The protection of the liberties of the subject ; The royal appeal for funds ; The grievances of the subject ; Grievances versus supply ; The actions of the lords on the resolutions of the commons ; The king attempts to direct legislation ; Relations with the commons ; The attempt to win the lords ; The effectiveness of the petition ; The passage of the petition ; The relationship of the king and commons --
The declaration of indulgence. Theories of religious freedom ; Comprehension: "The interest of England in the matter of religion" / John Corbet ; Toleration: "A plea for toleration" / John Sturgion ; Attempts to put theory into practice ; The action of the king ; The reaction of the commons ; The failure of toleration --
The scientific spirit. The royal society ; The history of the Royal Society of London for the improving of natural knowledge, Sprat's History, 1667 ; A defense of the Royal Society, Plus ultra, 1668 / Joseph Glanvill ; The scientific spirit in the Church of England ; The men of latitutde, History of my own times / Burnet ; The trial of the spirits, Tillotson's sermon, 1679 --
The revolution of 1688. Revolutionary motive: the role of Lord Churchill ; Dicconson's Life of James II ; Macaulay's History of England ; Belloc's James the second ; Churchill's Marborough ; The significance of the revolution: four views ; Higgons' Short view of the English history ; Macaulay's History of England ; Petrie's Jacobite movement ; Trevelyan's English revolution --
The Yorkshire election of 1734. The correspondence of the Duke of Newcastle ; The correspondence of the Earl of Strafford ; The Correspondence of the Earl of Carlisle ; Newspapers and ballads --
The war of Jenkins' ear. The development of the crisis ; Anglo-Spanish commercial regulations ; The growth of friction ; Captain Jenkins' ear ; The parliamentary reaction ; The road to war ; The search for a compromise ; The failure of compromise --
English reactions to the French revolution ; Revolutionary platforms ; The bill of rights, 1689 ; The declaration of rights of man and the citizen, 1789 ; The sympathetic reactions ; "A discourse on the love of our country" / Richard Price ; The unsympathetic reaction ; Edmund Burke: the conservative stand ; Conservatism for the masses, Village politics / Hannah More --
Industry and society. Philosophic radicalism ; Malthus on population ; Bentham on the principle of utility ; Bentham on political economy ; The petition of the merchants of London, 1820 ; Factory legislation ; The beginnings of agitation, Robert Owen ; The progress of opinion ; Estimates of achievement --
Evolution and ethics ; Darwinism ; The impact of Darwinism on religious reaction ; Social Darwinism --
The great agricultural depression. Facts and figures ; Acreage of the United Kingdom ; Wheat production ; Livestock ; Weather ; Population ; Wages, prices, property values ; General trade conditions, 1855-1903 ; American and foreign competition ; The way it happened ; The report of the Royal Commission, 1882 ; Minutes of evidence from the report of the Royal Commission, 1882 --
The House of Lords crisis, 1909-11. The background of the crisis ; The peers and society ; The peers and politics ; The crisis of 1909-11 ; The lords and the budget of 1909 ; The lords and the parliament bill, 1910-11 --
The trial of Sir Roger Casement --
The general election of 1945.
|Responsibility:||by Basil Duke Henning, Archibald S. Foord [and] Barbara L. Mathias.|