Beacon Lights of History, Volume 10 eBook

John Lord
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 272 pages of information about Beacon Lights of History, Volume 10.
Increase of the army. 
The Schleswig-Holstein Question. 
Treaty of Vienna, 1864. 
War between Austria and Prussia. 
Count von Moltke. 
Battle of Sadowa. 
Great increase of Prussian territory and population. 
New German Constitution. 
War clouds—­France and Luxembourg. 
Conference at London. 
King William at Paris. 
Preparations and pretext for war with France. 
Mobilization of German troops. 
King William at Mayence. 
Battle of Gravelotte. 
Fall of Louis Napoleon at Sedan. 
Siege and surrender of Paris. 
King William crowned Emperor of Germany. 
Labors of Bismarck. 
His character. 
Quarrel with the Catholics. 
Socialism in Germany. 
Bismarck’s domestic policy. 
Bismarck’s famous speech, 1888. 
Death of Emperor William. 
Retirement of Bismarck.


The enfranchisement of the people.

Precocity of Gladstone. 
Life at Oxford. 
Enters Parliament. 
Negro Emancipation. 
Under-Secretary for the Colonies. 
Ultra-Conservative principles. 
His eloquence as member of Parliament. 
His marriage. 
Essay on Church and State. 
Parliamentary leader. 
Represents Oxford. 
Letter on the Government of Naples. 
Benjamin Disraeli. 
Gladstone Chancellor of the Exchequer. 
Opposes the Crimean War. 
Great abilities as finance minister. 
Conversion to Free Trade. 
“Studies on Homer”. 
His mistake about the American War. 
Defeat at Oxford. 
Irish Questions. 
Rivalry between Gladstone and Disraeli. 
Gladstone, Prime Minister. 
His great popularity. 
Disestablishment of Irish Church. 
Irish Land Bill. 
Radical army changes. 
Settlement of the Alabama claims. 
Irish University Bill. 
Fall of Gladstone’s Ministry. 
Influence of Gladstone in retirement. 
Disraeli as Prime Minister. 
Return of Gladstone to power. 
His second administration. 
Parliamentary defeat of Gladstone. 
The Irish Question. 


Volume X.

Bismarck at Versailles
After the painting by Carl Wagner.

William IV., King of England
After the painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence.

Sir Robert Peel
From the engraving by Sartain.

Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield
From a photograph.

Camillo Benso di Cavour
From a photograph.

Assassination of the Emperor Paul I. of Russia
After the painting by H. Merte.

Czar Nicholas I.
After the painting by Horace Vernet.

Capture of Napoleon III. at Boulogne
After the painting by R. Gutschmidt.

Louis Napoleon III.
From a photograph.

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