The mnemonic chronology of British history

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Page 2 - The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber, from the colliery, down to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails ; whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down four or five chaldron of coals, and is an immense benefit to the coal merchants.
Page 108 - The British Society for extending the Fisheries and improving the Sea Coasts of the Kingdom...
Page 5 - In 1684, the winter was excessively cold. Many forest trees, and even the oaks in England, were split by the frost. Most of the hollies were killed. Coaches drove along the Thames, which was covered with ice eleven inches thick. Almost all the birds perished.
Page 106 - The Governor and Company of Merchants of Great Britain, trading to the South Seas, and other parts of America, and for encouraging the fishery, &c.
Page 3 - Buonaparte relinquished his object and retreated. St. Jean d'Acre is a pachalic subject to the Porte ; seized upon by Ibrahim Pacha, who had revolted, July 2, 1832. It became a point of the Syrian war in 1840.
Page 116 - MEMOIRS OF SAMUEL PEPYS, ESQ., FRS Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II. and James II.; comprising his Diary from 1659 to 1669, deciphered by the Rev.
Page 6 - Society, and one of the first promoters of the British Society for the Propagation of the Gospel among the Jews.
Page 5 - This article was first manufactured in England by Flemish weavers, under the protection of Henry III., 1253. Before this period woollen shirts were generally worn. A company of linen weavers established itself in London, in 1368 ; and the art of staining linen became known in 1579. A colony of Scots in the reign of James I., and other Presbyterians who fled from persecution in that country in...
Page 79 - This court had its origin in the desire to render justice complete, and to moderate the rigour of other courts that are bound to the strict letter of the law. It gives relief to or against...
Page 78 - He called a parliament, where, besides the barons of his own party, and several ecclesiastics, who were not immediate tenants of the crown, he ordered returns to be made of two knights from every shire ; and also deputies from the boroughs, which had been hitherto considered as too inconsiderable to have a voice in legislation. This is the first confused outline of an English House of Commons.

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