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The Saxons, who excelled in the use of the oar, or the battle-axe, were ignorant
of the art which could alone perpetuate the fame of their exploits : the provincials,
relapsing into barbarism, neglected to describe the ruin of their country; and the ...
The Saxons magnified all that they had done and suffered in the cause of an
ungrateful people : while the Britons regretted the liberal rewards which could not
satisfy the avarice of those haughty mercenaries. The causes of fear and hatred ...
Seven independent thrones, the Saxon heptarchy, were founded by the
conquerors, and seven families, one of which has been continued, by female
succession, to our present sovereign, derived their equal and sacred lineage
from Woden, ...
The introduction of the Saxons betrayed their internal weakness, and degraded
the character both of the prince and people. Their consternation magnified the
danger; the want of union diminished their resources; and the madness of civil ...
The tomb of Vor- timer, the son. of Vortigern, was erected on the margin of the
sea-shore, as a landmark formidable to the Saxons, whom he had thrice
vanquished in the fields of Kent. Ambrosius Aurelian was descended from a
noble family of ...
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LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing
I feel decidedly ambivalent about this book. My rating reflects that ultimately I didn't want to stick with it; I didn't find its pleasures and degree of informativeness worth the slogging through ... Les hele vurderingen
LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing
A classic of historical literature, in two volumes. The author details the history to the fall in the first volume, and the byzantine period in the second volume. Les hele vurderingen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 1
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1841
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1901
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 3
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1900