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to pass, as it were, in visions before us, all the Kingdoms and Empires of the World, and, at the same time, all the great men who played conspicuous. rôles.

The HISTORY OF THE WORLD which we now present to our readers, is about as complete as it is possible for any History to be, -commencing in the dim mists of Heathen mythology ; passing through Ancient and Mediæval, and down to Modern and the History of our own times up to the present hour.

The compiler has taken nations separately but contemporaneously, thus enabling the reader to follow the History of any one Country without the unnecessary and perplexing fatigue of being compelled to distinguish it from the narrative of others; the compiler has also, while pursuing the facts of history, collected its Sensations and most characteristic and thrilling episodes so as to impart to THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD the weird fascination of fiction with the solid of reality.

The compiler has given especial, care to the great and decisive battles of the world, utilizing the most vivid and complete descriptions of the most careful and picturesque writers, while the great captains form a pen portrait gallery of surpassing value.

The celebrated women of the world stand forth luminously in these pages, and the events which they controlled or participated in chronicled in detail.

The compiler has endeavored to wed a popular style with narration and biography, and to make statistics as interesting as may be.

The Chronological Table is a veritable condensed History of the World.

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267

51

81

79

526

80

1011

222

53

23

602

452

342

.694, 1262

1285

9

626

88

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A. A Kempis, Thomas.. Abassidæ, the...... Aboukir, naval engagement at. Abyssinian war... Actium, battle of Adams, John... Adolphus Gustavus Afghanistan, invasion of.. Africa, north... African Dynasties... Ages, the Middle Agincourt, battle of.... Aix-la-Chapelle, treaty of Alarcos, battle of. Albigenses, the.. Albuera, battle of Alexander the Great.. Alexandria, bombardment of.. Alfred the Great...... Algiers, bombardment of. Alma, battle of the... America.... America, South..... American war, outbreak of the... Americans, victory of, at Saratoga. Amiens, peace of. Anacreon.. Antietam, battle of .

1278

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Antoinette, Marie..
Antony, Marc....
Arabia and the Empire of the Saracens..

subdued by Mahomet..

Aragon.

Arbela, battle of...
Arcola, battle of
Argentine Republic, the....
Argonautic expedition, the
Arian Heresy, the
Arnold, treason of.
Arts, state of, in Greece ...

state of, in Europe, in the Age of Leo X.. Ashanti War.... Ashburton treaty, the

Asia..

Asiatic Dynasties, the..
Assyrian Empire, the.
Athenian republic, the..
Athlone, siege of.....
Atlanta..
Athenians, defeat of, at Syracuse.
Aughrim, battle of..
Augsburg, peace of..
Australian colonies..
Austrian Succession, war of
Austro-Hungary

Hungarian war..
Aztecs, the ...

421

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B.

1345

90

729

496

Bulgaria, war between Servia and...
Bulgarians defeated by the Russians..
Bull Run, the first battle of..
Bunker Hill, battle of..
Burmah, annexation of..
Burmese empire, the..
Busaco, battle of
Byzantium

1345

619-23

580

73

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230

620, 824, 1285

.48-51

448

448

705

258

167

.287, 363
.452, 478

512

525

Baal, temple of

5
Babylon......
Badajoz, battle of..

537
Bannockburn, battle of.

153
Balaclava, battle of ....

.898-93
Barnet, battle of..

181
Bartholomew, St., massacre.

314
Basle, peace of (1795).

478
Bautzen, battle of....

593
Becket, Thomas à,

113
Belgian Commonwealth, the.

476
Belgium

1233
Benburb, battle of..

335
Belshazzar.
Berlin, treaty of..

1043
Birth of our Lord and Saviour..

63
Bismarck makes concessions to Vatican...

1347
Black Death, the......
“Black Friday," the ..

1803
Blenheim, battle of..

.406-56
Bolivia....

693, 1261
Bonaparte, Napoleon.

152
Book, Doomsday...

111
Borodino, battle of
Boroimhé, Brian

200
Boromean tribute, the..

196
Boston massacre,
the..

494
Bosworth, battle of.

182
Boyne, battle of the...

391-419
Bragg's invasion of Kentucky.
Brandywine and Germantown, battles of...

504
Brazil.....

1261
created an empire..

..555, 618
Brigade, papal, the.....

656
Britain, history of..

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Cabot, John

Cabul...

Cæsar,

95
invaded by Cæsar...

95
invaded by the Danes.

97
British colonies, the.

624
Bruce, Robert.....

152
Buena Vista, battle of..

704
Buenos Ayres.....

694
Bulgaria, Prince Alexander of, compelled to abdicate... 1347

Calcutta, black hole of.
Calendar, reform of the...
California acquired by the U.S..
Cambray, league of .

peace of.....,
Campo, treaty of, formed...
Campaign of 1778......
Campaigns, the Italian....
Canada, conquered by the English...

conquest of.....
Fenian raids into......
invaded by America.

rebellion in..
Carlist War, the.
Carolina, South, attack on......
Carolinas, the..
Carthage, history of..
Castelfidardo, battle of ..
Castile ...
Castlereagh, Lord.
Cataline...
Catherine of Russia.
Catholic emancipation....
Cawnpore, massacre of..
Centennial, the ...
Central America..
Cetshwayo...
Chaldeans...
Chalons, battle of..

.555, 642

1003

1311

.617-692

1297

48

85

482

72

. 73, 121

233

601

1274-83

586

514

263

Conquest of Gaul by Cæsar...

the Saxons by Charlemagne..

the English
Constantine, reign of.
Constantinople.

taken by the Ottoman Turks..
Constitution, American, drawing of the..
Coomassie, capture of
Corunna, battle of.
Cornwallis, surrender of, at Yorktown .
Cortez, Hernando..
Coulmiers, battle of.
Courtray, battle of..
Crecy, battle of...
Creek Indians, war with.
Crimean war, the.
Croesus
Crusades, the
Culloden, battle of..
Curran, John Philipot...
Custoza, battle of .
Cyprus, island of.
Cyrus..

1148

304

154-55

607

853

8

112-16

561

639

Chancellorsville, battle of ...

719-57
Charlemagne

85-86
Charles XII., King of Sweden.....

413
Charleston, earthquake partially destroys city of........ 1347
Chartist rising in England..

816
Chateau Cambrensis, peace of.

313
Chatillon, Congress of.

596
Chattanooga, campaign of.

720
Chaucer, Geoffrey.

156
Chili..

693
war between Peru and...

1261
Chillianwallah, battle of..

623
China.

193, 240-44
opium war.

621
England's war with..

821
war between France and...

1334
Chivalry..

132
Christians, persecution of, at Rome.....

71
Christian religion : progress from its institution to the
extinction of paganism...

74
Chronological table

1349
Church, state of the, during the 8th and 9th centuries.. 92
state of, in Italy...

161
view of the affairs of the preceding the reign of
Charlemagne

88
Cicero..

48
Cid, the...

213
Ciudad Rodrigo, battle of

537
Civil war in England....

322
Cleopatra..

.50-55
Clontarf, battle of

201
Code, Napoleon.

578
Columbia ....

.692, 1262
Columbus, Christopher.

226
Commerce, progress of, in Europe before Portuguese
discoveries..

275
Commonwealth, the

326
Commune, the...

1205-24
Confederate armies, surrender of.

724
Confederation, the German.

1013
Confucius......

193
Connecticut, settlement of..

383
Conquest of England by William of Normandy

99

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and the Duchies..

Dettingen, battle of..
Directory, the...

fall of the

Disraeli, Benjamin.
Drama, rly Roman..
Dresden, peace of....
Drogheda, Massacre of
Dunbar, battle of......
Dunboy, siege of.

336

352

280

E.

Early's sortie ...

724
East India Company.

321, 447, 1006
Eastern Question, the..

852
Ecclesiastical titles bill.

845
Ecuador ...

1261
Egmont and Horn, counts of..

289
Egypt ....

.5, 527
war in

1323-34
Elba...

582
Eleatic sect, the..

33
El Mahdi, the..

1333
Emancipation of slaves by Lincoln..

718
Emmet, Robert..

.570, 639
Empire of the East during 8th and 9th centuries

90
of the West and Italy in 10th and 11th centuries... 93
Empire, the French, 1804......

578
Encumbered estates act..

1028
England...
111, 119, 148, 153, 174, 257, 317, 388, 440,

528, 813, 996, 1273
and Scotland, union of..

352, 440, 558
Europe

145
minor northern states of

627

Forms of government

3
Fort Sumter, attack upon

710
“Forty five,” the..

560
France..

.110, 425, 516, 577, 696, 1044, 1238
coup d'etat

701
Republic of

1239-47
war between China and.

1334
Franchise Bill, the...

1335
Franco-German war, the..

.1044-1204
Franklin, Benjamin....

531
Franks, monarchy of the

8
the..

81
Frederick the Great.

.444, 473
Fredericksburg, and battle of..

763
Free trade triumph....

843
French in Louisiana, the..

488
Friedland, battle of..

.536, 579
Frobisher, Martin..

375
Fuentes de Oñoro, battle of..

537

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Garfield assassinated..

1315
Garibaldi, Guiseppe..

.652, 1331
Gaul conquered by Cæsar..

48
Genghis-Khan

189
Georgia, settlement of..

586
German courts in the 18th century, character of.. 435
Germantown and Brandywine, battles of.....

504
Germany 121, 165, 267, 340, 395, 473, 589, 1013, 1248-59
Gettysburg, battle of.

779
Ghent, peace of.

537, 610
Gibraltar taken by the English...

441
Gladstone, W. E....

849-50
makes his great Home Rule speech....

1346
Glencoe, the massacre of

657
Goodjerat, battle of

623
Gordian knot...

26
Gordon, General..

1336
Gordon riots, the..

632
Goths, the..

75
Government, forms of
Gracchi, the ..

47
Granada.

223

225

837

Falkirk, battle of..
Faughard, battle of
Federal party....
Fenian movement, the....
Ferdinand and Isabella
Ferozepoor, battle of..
Feudal system, the.
Firbolgs, the....
Fire in London, the great..
Fitzgerald, Lord Edward...
Five Forks, battle of....
Flood, Henry.
Florida
Fontenoy, battle of.
Forbach, battle of.

93

194

330

569

809

565

266

439-45

1061

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