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* The description of a firflorate man of war, and several other curious pieces, in prose and
Asbe late unfortunale Death of ibe Prince of after the concluding of which treaty his son
WALES bas turned tbe Conquersation Eultace died without issue ; but as the sucupon tbe Princes and minorities in England cellion was then cut off from William, he since the Conquest, we foall give a fourt could never properly be called prince of History of them as follows :
ror had four sons, Ro- treaty Stephen died, and in pursuance there.
bert, Richard, William of was succeeded by Henry, called Henry W and Henry ; of whom A II. in the person of whom the blood of
Richard died in the life. the ancient Saxon kings was restored, as time of his father, or, he was descended from Margaret Gister to
as lome say, was kill- Edgar Atheling, who died abroad without ed by a itag in the New Forest. Robert issue ; but if that alone had been to be refucceeded his father in his dukedom of garded, the king of Scotland had a better Normandy, and William in his kingdom right than Henry, as he was descended of England; who dying without issue was from the son of Margaret, whereas Henry's fucceeded by his brother Henry.
descent was from a daughter. Henry married Matilda, daughter of Henry had four sons, Henry, Richard, Malcolm king of Scotland and Margaret Geoffrey, and John. Henry the eldest was filter to Edgar Alheling, by whom he had not only prince of England, but his faa lon named William, and a daughter ther made him be crowned and gave hm named Matilda, married first to the em- the title of king, even in his life-time, tho' peror of Germany, and afterwards to he gave him none of the power ; but he Geoffrey Plantagenet earl of Anjou, by died before his father without ifTue, and whom she had a son, named Henry. consequently Henry II. was succeeded by his
William was filed prince of England, C second ron Richard, who dying likewise being the title then given to the king's without iffue, John the youngest got him. eldent lon; but at the age of 16, he was self choren king, to the prejudice of Arthur, drowned in his passage from Normandy, son of Geoffrey his elder brother, which with a great many other young noblemen ; Arthur was upon his father's death become and upon his death, Henry did all he could duke of Bretagne in right of his mother. to have secured to his daughter, the empress John, soon after his accession, had the Matilda, both his kingdom of England, and good luck to take both Arthur and his filter the dukedom of Normandy, which he had D Eleanora prisoners in a battle, the former taken from hais eldest brother Robert ; but of whom he caused to be murdered in the upon his death his sister's son, and a fa- castle of Roan, and the latter he confined in burite of his own, Stephen earl of Bo. the castle of Bristol, where she lived many lome, got himself chosen king of England, years and died a prisoner, by which the andby that means got allo poffeffion of progeny of Geoffrey became extin&t. Nornandy, which he presently religned to
After a most unfortunate reign, John Eustaa his eldest son.,
died, leaving his two sons Henry prince of Stephan had, besides Eunace, another England, and Ricbard earl of Cornwalling fon name William, whom he created ear] E both infants, the eldeft not ten years old of Surrey , but being involved in continual and in a very unhappy firuation ; for most wars with le empress Matilda and her son of the barons had rebelled against him, Henry, he was at last obliged to come to and chosen the dauphin of France for their a treaty with Henry, by which he was to king, who with a French army was in pol. hold the crown of England during his life, fefion of London, and the greatest part of and to be succeerd by Henry i presently the kingdom, However, young Henryyby the April, 1754.
name of Henry III. was proclaimed king that time the eldest sons of our kings have
*fo entirely last the affe&ions of the people,
her favourite Roger Mortimer, whom the Henry added the title of prince of Wales got created earl of March. But Edward to that of prince of England, in the per- growing fenfible of his mother's misconduct, fon of his eldest son Edward, and his when he was but 16, he by Atratagem other ron Edmund he created earl of surprised her and her favourite in the castle Lancaster ; but Edward could never in of Nottingham, and made them prisoners; his father's life-time make good his title to after which he called a new parliament, and the principahty of Wales; and when his D by that parliament he was declared of age, fatlier died, he was upon an expedition to and the carl of March was' impeached, the Holy Land ; but as he had acquired a condemned and executed. great character hy his conduct and bravery Edward had five fons, Edward, comin battle, and especially by the mercy he monly called the Black Prince, Lionel duke Thewed even to his rebel enemies, 'after he of Clarence, John duke of Lancaster, Ed. had conquered them, notwithstanding his mund duke of York, and Thomas duke of absence, he was upon his father's death Gloucester. The prince Edward was, as proclaimed king without the leaft difficulty, e usual, created prince of Wales and earl of and the archbishop of York, the earl of Chester ; and as the tile and estate of Cornwall, "his coulin, and the earl of Cornwall had reverted to the crown by Gloucester, were appointed by the council, failure of the heirs of Richard, brother có and food after confirmed by the parliament, Henry III. the king erected it into a as regents of the kingdom till his return. Dutchy, had both title and estate annexed
Edward had fix fons, John, Henry, Al.. to the crown, and so settled upon his son phonsus, Edward, Thomas, and Edmund. Edward, that for the future they should John died while he was upon his expedi- always belong to the eldest son of the king; tion to the Holy Land, and Henry and F fince which time the eldest son of the king Alphonsus foon after his return. Edward has at his birth, or father's accession, luc. sueceeded him, Thomas was created earl ceeded hereditarily to the ritle and estate of 6f Norfolk, and Edmund earl of Kent. duke of Cornwall, and they have generally
As Edward, a few years after his return, been created princes of Wales and earls of made an intire conquest of Wales, he not Chester, only gave the titles of prince of Wales and But this brave prince Edward died before earl of Chester to Edward his then eldest son, his father, leaving one only son, named but put him in portemon of all the estates G Richard, who was soon after by his grand. belonging to the crown in both; and to father created prince of Wales, duke of secure the affection of the Welch, he car- Cornwall, and earl of Chester; for as he was ried his queen then with child to Caernar. not son of the king he had not hereditarily yon, where she brought forth Edward, by the said a&t a righe coche title or estate that the Welch might ray, they had till of Cornwall, prince of theiş own country ; and since