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William the Conqueror – Part 3

Editor’s Note:  This is the third chapter of William the Conqueror, by Jacob Abbot (published 1877). (Continued from Part 2) III. The Accession After spending a little time at Paris, Robert took

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William the Conqueror – Part 2

Editor’s Note:  This is the second chapter of William the Conqueror, by Jacob Abbot (published 1877). (Continued from Part 1) II. The Birth of William Although Rouen is now very far before

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William the Conqueror – Part 1

Editor’s Note:  This is the first chapter of William the Conqueror, by Jacob Abbot (published 1877) I. Normandy One of those great events in English history, which occur at distant intervals, and

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The Early History of the Boer Race

Editor’s Note:  The following is extracted from Oom Paul’s People, A Narrative of the British-Boer Troubles in South Africa, by Howard C. Hillegas (published 1900) The early history of the Boers is

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Gallop's Battle With the Indians

Editor’s Note:  The following is extracted from The Naval History of the United States, Volume 1, by Willis J. Abbot (published 1890).  In the words of the author, “This combat is the

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The Miracle of the USS New Orleans

Editor’s Note:  The following account, written by Jim Marshall, is from The 100 Best True Stories of World War II (published 1945) From the sweltering north, the Tokyo Express sped silently southward

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Alfred the Great – Part 12

Editor’s Note:  This is the twelfth chapter of Alfred the Great, by Jacob Abbot (published 1872). (Continued from Part 11) XII. The Close of Life It was twelve or fifteen years after

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Alfred the Great – Part 11

Editor’s Note:  This is the eleventh chapter of Alfred the Great, by Jacob Abbot (published 1872). (Continued from Part 10) XI. The Character of Alfred’s Reign Perhaps the chief aspect in which

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