The Ecclesiasticae History of Ireland, from the Introduction of Christianity to the Present Time, to Which Is Added an Analysis of Her Secular History

The Ecclesiasticae History of Ireland, from the Introduction of Christianity to the Present Time, to Which Is Added an Analysis of Her Secular History

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...at any time execute his revenge under pretence of maintaining the royal service. All but the partizans of Kildare seemed to be excluded from protection. A wound in the head which the deputy received, by engaging in a private quarrel with one of his sons-in-law, was thought to have disordered his intellects, and increased his extravagance. The enemies of his house were inflamed with indignation; the officers of state, and all those more immediately dependent upon the English government, were justly terrified at a conduct which threatened utter subversion to the interests of the crown. Such men could not behold the present conduct of Kildare without the most melancholy presages. They held their meetings, and were readily joined by his personal enemies. They communicated their apprehensions, and found a ready concurrence of sentiments. They considered the disorders of the realm minutely, and unanimously resolved to lay them before the throne, Century V Alan, Archbishop of Dublin, took the lead in those secret--consultations. On the present occasion he was assisted by the Earl of Ossory, and Sir William Skeffington, and by J"6their united zeal and activity, the design was soon brought to maturity. It was resolved to make the master of the rolls their agent at the court of England, and to commission him in the name of the lords of the council, to lay the present state of Ireland before the king, and to implore his timely interposition. This application was too interesting and too well sup ported, to be received with indifference, and the violence of the king's temper readily fixed on the Earl of Kildare, as the proper object of his resentment, even in those points which were not directly charged as his particular misdemeanours. He received the...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236521269
  • 9781236521262