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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.

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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER
The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.
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founded by Romulus and Remus—The old kings of Italy, Janus, Saturn, Jupiter—Early history of Alba and Home—Kings of Borne after Romulus—Constantinople is founded in the time of Tullus Hortflius—Story of Lucretia—Nehemiah is a contemporary of Spurius Cassias—Story of Esther—Regulus—List of the Jewish kings—The prophecy of the Sibyls—The Jews are carried off to Babylon 3 7 THE FIFTH AGE.—FROM B.C. 606 το B.C. 4. Account of Babylon—Kings of Babylon—Jerusalem is restored— List of the kings of Britain—Kings of Persia—Brennus, king of England, makes war upon Rome—Alexander subdues Persia— Division of the kingdom of Alexander—Antiochus—Ptolemy— The Punic wars—Other wars of the Romans-The High Priests of the Jews, Onias, Jason, &c.—Wars of the Maccabees—Cassar invades Britain, is defeated by Cassibelaunus—Augustus Caesar— Herod—Joseph is espoused to Mary 7 9 THE SIXTH AGE. CHAP. I.—FROM B.C. 4 το A.D. 14. The birth of Christ—Question when the Sixth Age of the world is properly said to begin—Circumstances attending the birth and early age of our Saviour—Invective against the Heathen Philosophers and their theories—The wise men of the East—Herod's massacre of the Innocents—Account of Josephus—Violence of Herod to his own family—Treachery of Antipater—Cymbeline and his sons in England—Death of Herod—His kingdom is divided— Tragus—Archelaus—Death of Augustus Caesar . . . .11 6 CHAP. II.—FROM A.D. 15 το A.D. 38. Reign of Tiberius—Iâvy—Ovid—A great earthquake in Asia Minor —The invention of glass—Death of Cymbeline—History of Pilate —The preaching of John—The principal events in our Saviour's life—Judas Iscariot—Letter of Caesar to the Senate about Christ —The Apostles—Saint Steph*n-~Saint Pau*—Portrait of our Saviour—Death of Pilate . . . . . . . . . 129 CHAP. III.—FROM A.D. 89- το A.D. 117. Herod is deprived of his kingdom—Caligula—Claudius—Saint peter is made Pope—Saint Mark*—Guiderais and Arviragus, kings of Britain—Famine at Rome—Nero—Festus—Saint James—Mary Magdalene—Simon Magus—Nero sets fire to Rome—Galba— Otho—Vitellina—Vespasian persecutes the Jews—Titus takes Jerusalem—John, Simon—Livras succeeds Peter as Pope—Arviragus dies—The Picts, under Roderic, arrive in Britain—The Scots —Marras, king of Britain—Domitian— Saint John is banished to Patmos—QuinctUian—Clement is Pope—Trajan's reign, victories, persecution of the Christians, and death . . · . «14 3


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