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After you can repeat this Table of Chronology, consecutively, you should examine yourself, and you
will soon be able to take it up or down, or backwards, as well as forwards; or tell in an instant what King preceded or succeeded an other.
To tell how long any King reigned, is only to put
down the date of of the monarch who succeeded him, also the one whom you are enquiring after, under it, and subtract. Example,—I would know how long Edward 2d reigned ? Edward 3d ascended the throne, A. D. 1327 Edward 2d, do. (subtract) 1307
Answer, Edward 2d reigned, 20 yrs. Having learned one. Table of Kings by this method, you will find that the attaining others, will be only an amusement.
Next follows some of the most remarkable events in the History of England; after which I shall lay .down instructions, and give examples, to shew how how you may associate any historical events yourself, that you may wish to remember.
HISTORY OF ENGLAND;
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. 170205 R se bgarlic 1 Egbert, the 17th King of the West Saxons, became sole monarch of England. The Danes Handed at Charmouth, in Dorset. This was their third landing in England. Egbert engages them in battle; 853.
Fights them a second time, and forces them to quit the island. Egbert was buried at Winchester.
ETHELWOLF, the eldest son of Egbert, succeeded his father. He fought the Danes at Charmouth, but was defeated; he died, Jan. 13th, 857, and was buried at Steining, in Sussex.
ETHELBALD, succeeded his father Ethelwolf, and reigned 2 years and a half, during which there happened no event worthy recording. He was buried first at Sherborne, in Dorsetshire, but re, moved to Salisbury.el bow to
ETHELBERT, brother of Ethelbald, is crowned. The Danes landed at Southampton, and burned Winchester; they landed again in the Island of Thanet, when Ethelbert gave them a sum of money to prevent their ravages, 862.
They land a second time in the Isle of Thanet; Ethelbert gives them money again to quit the country; they no sooner receive it than they lay all Kent waste, 863.
Ethelbert was buried at Sherborne, in Dorsetshire,
ETHELRED I. third son of Ethel wolf, succeeded his brother; in whose reign St. Edmund, King of the East Angles, was murdered by the Danes. The place of his burial is since called St. Edmundsbury: Ethelred was buried at Winborne, in Dorsetshire.
ALFRED the Great, fourth son of Ethelwolf, succeeded his brother, and was crowned at Winchester. The ceremony of crowning and anointing first used at his coronation. In 876, Alfred fought seven battles with the Danes; bat on the arrival of more he habited himself as a shepherd, and retired to the Isle of Aldersey, in the County of Somerset, 877,
Disguised as a harper, he goes into the Danish camp, finds them off their güárd; and, collecting bis scattered friends, attacks and defeats them, 878.
Alfred built Shaftsbury; and persuaded his subjects to build ships to oppose the Danes by sea ; hê rebuilt the City of London, which iad been burned and destroyed by the Danes, and restored learning in the University of Oxford, 886.
He divided the kiugdom into counties, hundreds, and ty things, 890.
It is recorded that he fought fifty-six set battles with the Danes, by sea and land. He formed a body of laws, afterwards used by Edward the Con.
fessor, and the groundwork of our present laws, He knighted his grandson Athelstan, who was the first knight made by any English King. Lastly, he took a survey of all England, the rolls of which were lodged at Winchester, from the model whereof Doomsday-Book was afterwards made. Alfred was born at Wantage, in Berkș, 849.; died at Farring: don, in that County, and was buried at Winchester,
EDWARD the Elder, King Alfred's eldest son, was crowned at Kingston upon Thames; he im proved the University of Cambridge, confirmed their former privileges, and granted them others. An army
from Ireland landed in Wales, and adyanced to Chester, but were repulsed, 920.
Edward died at Farringdon, in Berks.
ATHELSTAN, succeeded to the crown, marched into Wales, and gained a victory over Hoel, King of that country. He defeated the united forces of the Danes and Scots ; he caused the Bible to be translated into Saxon. Guy, Earl of Warwick, fought with Colbrand, the Danish Giant, and killed him, 934. Athetstan died at Gloucester, and was buried at Malmesbury,
EDMUND I. succeeds his brother Athelstan. Croyland Abbey, in Lincolnshire, rebuilt: in it were
set up the first peal of bells in England, 945. * Edmund made the first law that whoever robbed
or stole should be put to death, 946. * He was killed May 26th, by Leolf, a great robber, whom be had banished, and was buried at Glastonbury.
strun, 1926 EDRAD, sixth son of Edward the Elder, succeeded his brother Edmund. He several times chąstised the Danes, who at length submitted to his mercy, 950.