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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 41

English and Colonial History

English and Colonial History.

English History.

1. Give some account of the Roman invasions of Britain, and especially of the conquests of Agricola.

Mention the provinces into which the island was divided by the Romans.

When, and for what reason, were the Roman legions withdrawn from Britain?

2. From what parts of Europe did the Teutonic invaders of Britain come? Give a short sketch of their gradual spread over the island.

About what time were they finally united under one sovereign?

3. Explain the meaning and origin of the last syllabic in each of page 29 the following names: Oak-ham, Nant-wich, Ever-ton, Hamp-stead, Whit-by, Aln-wick, Ayles-ford, Rox-burgh, Sus-sex, Miln-thorpe.

4. Give some account of
William Caxton. The Court of Star Chamber.
John Wyclif. The Five Milé Act.
The Pilgrim Fathers. The Battle of Culloden.

5. Trace the descent of Henry IV. from Henry III.: of James I. from Henry VII., and of Queen Victoria from George I.

6. Enumerate, with dates, the sovereigns of England during the 16th and 18th centuries: and in connection with each reign mention one leading event, and one eminent person.

Colonial History.

1. Trace the course of events at the Cape of Good Hope during the rule of the Dutch East India Company. Give a short account of the first capitulation.

2. Assign dates to the following events:
(a)Abolition of slavery.
(b)Discovery of diamonds.
(c)Annexation of the Transvaal.
(d)Annexation of Natal.
(e)Establishment of the Free Press.
(f)Sand River Convention.
(g)Battle of Blaauwberg.
(h)War of the Axe.
(i)Meeting of the First Parliament.

3 Give the date of the abandonment of the Orange River Sovereignty, and mention the events which led to it.

4. Give a brief account of the Anti-convict agitation.

5. State concisely what you know of the following persons and events:
(a)Governor Janssens.
(b)Commissary De Mist.
(c)P. Retief.
(f)Murder of the Landdrost Stockenstrom.
(g)Battle of Boomplaats.
(h)Thomas Pringle.