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Westminster Abbey, 128, 208, 221, 244,
273, 328, 329, 331, 349, 361, 363, 371, 373
Whigs, 452, 517
Whitefield, 529

Whitehall, 396, 398, 462, 469
Wilberforce, William, 536, 537
Wilfrid, Bishop of Sussex, 56, 87
William I., first visit to England, 125;
claims the kingdom, 129, 130; invades
England, 133; King of England, 140-
149; ravages Northumberland, 145;
resists the Pope, 147; death, 149
William 11., 150-154

William III., 492, 496-500; toleration,
500; war in Ireland, 502; death, 507
William IV., 552-556

William of Malmesbury, 102, 120, 140,
141

Witan, or Witenagemot, 77, 85, 112

Woden, royal family descended from,
Witches, 98, 339, 345, 489, 513
43, 62, 122
Wolfe, General, 525
Wolsey, Cardinal, 393, 399
Wolves, 20, 94
Wordsworth, 538, 583
Work and wages, 558
World's fair, 562
Wyatt's rebellion, 422
Wyclif, 279, 292-296

York, Archbishops of, 176, 211, 318, 398,
407, 460

York, Constantine at, 35
York, Dukes of, 304, 310, 346, 349, 350,
369, 486

Zulus, 572

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