The History of Modern Europe: With an Account of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: and a View of the Progress of Society, from the Rise of the Modern Kingdoms to the Peace of Paris, in 1763, Volumen1

William Young Birch and Abraham Small, 1802

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Make themselves masters of Nice and Antioch and break
Frederic Barbarossa crosses the Helespont with a great
Conquers Poland and erects it into a tributary kingdom
The king of France returns to Europe in disgust
Richard mortally wounded by an arrow ibid
The English barons have recourse to arms and extort from
Attempts to render the imperial crown hereditary in
New crusade under Baldwin count of Flanders ibid
The Pope absolves king John from the oath which he
Lewis obliged to evacuate the kingdom ibid
The king restored
His brother establishes himself on the throne of Sicily
His regal dignity confirmed by the see of Rome ibid
Edward revives a claim of feudal superiority over that
Obtains large supplies from his parliament and confirms
The English forces driven out of Scotland
The Romans finally evacuate Britain ibid
The Scots ravage the northern counties of England
Edward concludes a truce with Scotland ibid
Establishes the grandeur of his family in Austria ibid
He resolves to establish the Imperial authority in Italy
Fails in that enterprize and dies at Perpignan
Philip IV succeeded by his son Lewis X
Philip 111 at the instigation of the Pope undertakes
The English gain an important advantage over the French
Calais taken by Edward
John unable to fulfil the articles of the treaty honourably
Restored by an English army under the Black Prince
Lewis lands near the city of Damietta in Egypt at
Clovis king of the Franks son of Childeric and grandson
The Pope declares his election void ibid
The Emperor Charles IV having settled the affairs

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