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O F THE

BRITISH EMPIRE.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,

AN INTRODUCTION,

EXHIBITING

A VIEW OF THE ANCIENT AND MODERN STATE OF EUROPE;
OF THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR COLONIES; AND OF THE COMMERCE, SHIPPING,
MANUFACTURES, FISHERIES, &c.

O F

GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND;

AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON THE LANDED INTEREST.

WITH ΑΝ

X,

THE MODERN POLITICO-COMMERCIAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE SEVERAL COUNTRIES OF EUROPE,
CAREFULLY REVISED, CORRECTED, AND CONTINUED TO THE PRESENT TIME.
IN FOUR VOLUMES.

A P P EN DI

CONTAINING

VOL. II.

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AND SOLD BY

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IV. to and beyond.

SIXTEENTH

Kings of England.
HENRY VII. to 1509
VIII. to 1546
EDWARD VI. to 1553
MARY I. to 1558
ELIZABETH, to 1600
and beyond.

EARLIEST ACCOUNT S, &c.

Kings of Spain.
FERDINAND

1513
1542

1567
1600

LOUIS XII. to

1516

and ISABELLA, of Caftile Leon, and Arragon, to PHILIP I. to FRANCIS I. to CHARLES I. HENRY II. to (and V.) to 1555 FRANCIS II. to 1560 PHILIP II. his CHARLES IX. to 1574 Son, to 1598 1589 PHILIP III. his}

1515 1547 1559

HENRY III. to

1600

his } 1600
Son, to
and beyond.

AN

Succeffion of PRINCES in this Century.

OF THE

1504

COMMERCE,

CENTURY.

1521

Kings of Portugal.
EMANUEL the
Great, to
JOHN III. to 1557
SEBASTIAN, to 157&
HENRY (the

Cardinal) to $1580

PHILIP II. K.1
of Spain, to 1598
PHILIP III. of
Spain, to
and beyond.

of}

1600

Kings of Denmark,
Norway and Sweden.
JOHN, to
1513
CHRISTIAN
II. (called the

tyrant in the
Swedish lift,

1504

Kings of Sweden.
JOHN II. to
Steno Sture and
SwantoSture, 1520
Regents, to
CHRISTIAN II.
the Tyrant,to1523
GUSTAVUSE-

RICKSON,or

VASA, (who
entirely fe-
parated the
kingdom of 1560
Swedenfrom
the Union

made by
Margaret &
Haquin) to
ERIC XIV. to
JOHN III. to

1568
1594

and was the 1523 SIGISMUND, to 1600
laft that ruled

and beyond.

over both Den-
mark & Swe-
den, to

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Denmark and Norway.
FREDERICK I. to 1534
CHRISTIAN
III. to
FREDERICKII.to1588
CHRISTIANIV.to1600
and beyond.

} 1559

THE CHARACTER OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY.

1501

HIS Century abounds with interefting revolutions and material alterations almoft over all Christendom. The acceffion of the vaft dominions of Spain to the Houfe of Auftria by a marriage, was such a conjunction as feemed greatly to endanger the equilibrium of Europe for the greatest part of this century, and had a confiderable influence on commerce.

Whilst Portugal pursued her commerce and rapid conquefts in Eaft India, fo that the city of Lisbon foon became (what the now declining city of Venice had been for many centuries

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