The Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation

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SUMMARY OF THE HISTORY.
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THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY1

BOOK I.
CHAP. I.—Of the situation of Britain and Ireland, and of their ancient inhabitants5
CHAP. II.—Caius Julius Cæsar, the first Roman that came into Britain9
CHAP. III.—Claudius, the second of the Romans who came into Britain, brought the islands Orcades into subjection to the Roman empire; and Vespasian, sent by him, reduced the Isle of Wight under their dominion10
CHAP. IV.—Lucius, king of Britain, writing to Pope Eleutherus, desires to be made a Christian11
CHAP. V.—How the Emperor Severus divided that part of Britain which he subdued, from the rest by a rampart12
CHAP. VI.—The reign of Dioclesian, and how he persecuted the Christians13
CHAP. VII.—The passion of St. Alban and his companions, who at that time shed their blood for our Lord14
CHAP. VIII.—The persecution ceasing, the Church in Britain enjoys peace till the time of the Arian heresy18
CHAP. IX.—How during the reign of Gratian, Maximus being created emperor in Britain, returned into Gaul with a mighty army19
CHAP. X.—How in the reign of Areadius, Pelagius, a Briton, insolently impugned the grace of God ib.
CHAP. XI.—How during the reign of Honorius, Gratian and Constantine were created Tyrants in Britain; and soon after the former was slain in Britain, and the latter in Gaul20

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