The Eastern; Or Old World Embracing Ancient and Modern History Volume 2

The Eastern; Or Old World Embracing Ancient and Modern History Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...Fairfax and Monk had seized upon York, bat the latter, profoundly dissembling his real sentiments, refused to proclaim the king, and even caned an officer who charged him with the design. Being invited to London, he marched thither with five thousand men, still keeping his intentions wrapt in impenetrable secresy. Meanwhile, the royalists were every where busy, and the loyalty of the city daily increased. The common council was at open variance with the parliament; and Monk, seeing that he could act with safety, insisted upon a dissolution, that a free parliament might at once be summoned. This resolution caused great joy and excitement among the citizens--the excluded members, some of whom had been expelled for more than eleven years, resumed their seats; and all acts against the king and royalists were annulled. Monk was made commander-in-chief, and this memorable body adjourned, for the last time, on the 16th of March, 1660. Monk, though still pretending to support the new commonwealth, entered into communication with Charles, advising him what measures to pursue. Partially following his suggestions, the prince forwarded a declaration, with letters to the two houses, the ciy, the army, and the navy. The parliament, which met on the 25th of April, had been elected in the freest manner, there being no interference on the part of the government. The royalists were in a decided majority. The Republicans, with Lambert at their head, had attempted to get control over the army, but he and his coadjutors were taken, and committed to the tower on the 24th. The House of Peers also gradually reassembled, no one opposing them. On the 1st of May, the letter to the House of Commons was delivered, and the bearer received the thanks of parliament, with a...show more

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236520262
  • 9781236520265