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THE STUDENT'S HUME

A HISTORY OF ENGLAND

FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE REVOLUTION

IN 1688

BASED ON THE HISTORY OF

DAVID

HUME

INCORPORATING THE CORRECTIONS AND RESEARCHES OF RECENT HISTORIANS
CONTINUED TO THE TREATY OF BERLIN
IN 1878

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND CORRECTED

By J. S. BREWER, M.A.

LATE PROFESSOR OF MODERN HISTORY AND ENGLISH LITERATURE, KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON

WITH AN APPENDIX BY AN AMERICAN EDITOR

ILLUSTRATED BY MAPS AND ENGRAVINGS ON WOOD

NEW YORK: CINCINNATI CHICAGO
AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY

Copyright, 1880, by HARPER & BROTHERS.

M. P. 2

PREFACE.

THE STUDENT'S HUME was originally published in 1858. Its object was to supply a long-acknowledged want in our School and College Literature-a STUDENT'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND in a volume of moderate size, free from sectarian and party prejudice, containing the results of the researches of the best modern historians, tracing more particularly the development of the Constitution, and bringing out prominently the characters and actions of the great men of our country. That this object has been attained is attested by the approval the Work has received from those most competent to express an opinion upon the subject, by its continued use in many of our best Public Schools and Colleges, and by the very great and constant demand for new editions of the book. But the progress of events, and the publication of many important historical documents, public and private, previously unknown, induced the Editor to subject the Work to a thorough revision; and, in order to render the book as perfect as possible, he called to his aid the late PROFESSOR BREWER, who, possessing an unrivalled knowledge of all periods of English History, was, perhaps, the highest authority upon the subject in the present day. He bestowed unwearied pains upon the revision of the Work, and left it ready for publication a

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