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An Historical Treatise
IN WHICH IS DRAWN OUT, BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOST RECENT
OF THE UNITED STATES
BY HANNIS TAYLOR, LL. D.
LATE MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY OF THE UNITED STATES TO SPAIN
IN TWO PARTS
THE AFTER-GROWTH OF THE CONSTITUTION
“Tum Lælius, nunc fit illud Catonis certius, nec temporis unius, nec hominis esse
"The new building has been raised upon the old groundwork; the institutions of
" And thus it comes to pass that Magna Carta, the Acts of the Long Parliament,
"The Government of the United States is not the result of special creation, but of
BOSTON AND NEW YORK
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The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass., U. S. A.
1. Summary of the Contents of Vol. I. : Old-English Commonwealth; Norman
Conquest; process of fusion; struggle for the charters; treaty of Runny.
mede; growth of the law courts and the parliament
principles of the English constitution
mented by the new feudal taxes; hidage and scutage -the great land-taxes
- gradually superseded by taxes upon personal property; fifteenths and
to Richard II., Henry V., and Henry VI.
by Edward IV.; overthrow of parliamentary institutions on the Continent;
6. The English Renaissance: the reign of monarchy brought with it peace; era of
discovery and conquest; Italian Renaissance; printing; slow progress of the
3. Accession and Early Measures of Henry VIII. : his characteristics; punish-
ment of Empson and Dudley; marriage of Henry and Catherine, June, 1509;