Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's Abridgment of the History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Death of George II : with a Continuation to the Close of the Year 1830 : Also, a Dictionary, Biographical, Historical, &c., Explaining Every Difficulty and Rendering the Whole Easy to be Understood, and Questions for Examination at the End of Each Section, Besides a Variety of Valuable Information Added Throughout the Work, Consisting of Useful and Correct Genealogical Tables of the Sovereigns of England, from Egbert to William the Fourth, Tables of Contemporary Sovereigns and Eminent Persons, an Account of the Idols Worshipped by the Saxons, Remarks on the Politics, Manners, and Literature of the Age, an Outline of the Constitution, &c. &c. : the Whole Illustrated by Copious Explanatory Notes, a Classical and Modern Map of England and Wales, and Portraits of the Sovereigns

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Whittaker, Treacher, & Company, 1831 - Great Britain - 507 pages
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