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The Junior Branches

of the Royal Family

PUBLISHED BY WHITTAKER TREACHER & COLONDON.

JANUARY 1831.

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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 TA-
BLES 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.

"ENGLAND! WITH ALL THY FAULTS, I LOVE THEE STILL."

TWENTY-SECOND EDITION, REVISED,
BY W. C. TAYLOR, M.A.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR WHITTAKER, TREACHER, & CO.

AVE-MARIA LANE.

1831.

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GILBERT & RIVINGTON, Printers, St. John's Square, London.

PREFACE.

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It is universally admitted, that every person ought to be acquainted with the history of his own country, and that it cannot be too early implanted in the minds of youth; but how much more important is it, that, in acquiring this knowledge, a respect for those laws and institutions which our ancestors took so much pains to establish, should be inculcated, and that sound principles should be disseminated! That few authors could be better qualified for the undertaking than the learned Oliver Goldsmith, will not be disputed; and his HISTORY OF ENGLAND" has accordingly been received with general approbation : but it is equally important that the "Continuation" should be neither negligently compiled, nor intentionally made the vehicle of conveying opinions dangerous to the welfare of the State; and it is of the utmost consequence that our Youth should not be contaminated with principles subversive to that glorious edifice-the British Constitution. How far the Editor has succeeded, he must leave to the decision of better judges than himself-that he has not wilfully mis-stated any fact, or suffered himself to be warped by party prejudice, he can conscientiously affirm.

ADVERTISEMENT

TO THE TWENTY-SECOND EDITION.

THE proprietors of the improved editions of Goldsmith's three histories of England, Rome, and Greece, have had the pleasing satisfaction of finding their cares rewarded by the universal approbation of the public, and the three volumes introduced as historical class-books into almost all the best schools in the United Kingdom. Grateful for the encouragement they have received from the public, the proprietors have spared neither labour nor expense in making each successive edition worthy of continued patronage. Every year they have added a summary of the events of the preceding, so as to bring down the history to the very day of publication. But while this edition was preparing for the press, the death of his gracious_majesty George IV. produced a new epoch in the annals of England,

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