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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Elizabeth, Queen of England (search)
of England in right of his wife, Mary Stuart, Elizabeth sent an army to Scotland which drove the French out of the kingdom. She supported the French Huguenots with money and troops in their struggle with the Roman Catholics in 1562. In 1563 the Parliament, in an address to the Queen, entreated her to choose a husband, so as to secure a Protestant succession to the crown. She returned an evasive answer. She gave encouragement to several suitors, after she rejected Philip, among them Archduke Charles of Austria, the Duke of Anjou, and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. The latter remained her favorite until his death in 1588. During the greater part of Elizabeth's reign, Cecil, Lord Burleigh, was her prime minister. For more than twenty years from 1564 England was at peace with foreign nations, and enjoyed great prosperity. Because of the opposite interests in religion, and possibly because of matrimonial affairs, Elizabeth and Philip of Spain were mutually hostile, and in 1588 t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fremont, Jessie Benton 1824- (search)
Fremont, Jessie Benton 1824- Author; born in Virginia in 1824; was the daughter of Senator Thomas H. Benton, of Missouri; married John C. Fremont in 1841. She has published The story of the Guard; Memoir of Thomas H. Benton; Souvenirs of my time; A year of American travel, etc. Fremont, John Charles
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), John Adams, the (search)
igate had been cut down to a corvette of twenty-eight guns in 1813, and was the first that figured after the opening of 1814. She started on a cruise from Washington in January, and on the night of the 18th passed the British blockading squadron in Lynn Haven Bay, put to sea, and ran to the northeast to cross the track of the West India merchantmen. She made a few prizes, and on March 25 she captured the Indiaman Woodbridge. While taking possession of her the commander of the Adams (Capt. Charles .Morris) observed twenty-five merchant vessels, with two ships-of-war, bearing down upon her with a fair wind. Morris abandoned his prize, and gave the Adams wings for flight from danger. In April she entered the harbor of Savannah for supplies, and on May 5 sailed for the Manila Reef to watch for the Jamaica convoy, but the fleet passed her in the night. She gave chase in the morning, but was kept at bay by two vessels of war. She crossed the Atlantic, and on July 3 was off the Irish