The History of France - Arthur Hassall, M.A.. The concise narrative and thoughtful arrangement of this compact history have combined to create a reference book that will appeal to historians, as well as anyone interested in France. Succinct explanations of significant events and significant figures can be quickly located. Discussions include: Gaul under the Romans, Merovingians, and Carlovingians (121 B.C.-A.D. 987); the growth of the French monarchy, from the accession of Hugh Capet to the death of Charles IV (987-1328); the English wars and the triumph of the monarchy (1328-1498); the Italian wars (1483-1559); the religious wars (1562-1589); the work of Henry IV and Richelieu (1589-1642); France before the revolution (1715-1789); and France after the revolution (1789-1899). Each chapter opens with a chronological list of important events. A full name and subject index add to the value of this work. (1903, 2004), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 252 pp.