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William the Conqueror

Jacob Abbott

1. 01 – Preface, Normandy
2. 02 – Birth of William
3. 03 – The Accession
4. 04 – William’s Reign in Normandy
5. 05 – The Marriage
6. 06 – The Lady Emma
7. 07 – King Harold
8. 08 – Preparations for the Invasion
9. 09 – Crossing the Channel
10. 10 – The battle of Hastings
11. 11 – Prince Robert’s Rebellion
12. 12 – The Conclusion

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There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer’s aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness. This volume is dedicated to William the Conqueror.