An Advanced History of England from the Earliest Times to the Present Day, with Maps and Plans

An Advanced History of England from the Earliest Times to the Present Day, with Maps and Plans

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...by. Smectymnuus, a. name composed out of the initials of five Puritan divines--Stephen Marshall, Edward Oalamy, Thomas Young, Matthew Newcomen, and Vllilliam Spurstow. Usher, archbishop of Armagh, too, was in the field with a plan for making the bishops into chairmen of councils of prosbyters, without whose advice they were not to act. Last, but not least, John Milton contributed a tract entitled Of Reformation touching Church Discipline in England, and the Causes that have hitherto hindered it, in which he denounced the bishops without mercy, and held up Episcopacy as the real cause why the Reformation had not accomplished all that zealous Protestants desired, and he followed it up with other pamphlets in the same strain. The consequence of all this violent portions in the popular mind than that of constitutional reform, and to make religion and not politics the dominant factor in; deciding to which party men should ally themselves. recrimination was to make the ecclesiastical question assume larger pr0 In August Charles somewhat hurriedly decided that his presence was required in Scotland; and on August 10 he set out for Edinburgh, gha, -ye, in followed by a committee appointed by parliament, of which s"1""d' Hampden and Fiennes were the chief, ostensibly to attend the king, in reality to watch his proceedings, and report to the houses at Westminster. In Scotland Charles' great desire was to secure such a pacification as to leave him free to deal with England, possibly even to make Scotland 0. basis of operations against the English parliament. Accordingly he agreed to all the Scottish demands, laid himself out to secure popularity, and was studiously polite to Argyll, Henderson and the other popular leaders. In...show more

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  • Paperback | 476 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984838
  • 9781236984838