Historical Memoirs of the English, Irish and Scottish Catholics, Since the Reformation; With a Succinct Account of the Principal Events in the Ecclesiastical History of the Country Antecedent to the Period, and in the Histories Volume 1

Historical Memoirs of the English, Irish and Scottish Catholics, Since the Reformation; With a Succinct Account of the Principal Events in the Ecclesiastical History of the Country Antecedent to the Period, and in the Histories Volume 1

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ... But, when we read in the Biographia Britannica, that " he was the glory of " the English nation, and the ornament of the re" formation," his misdeeds rush on our recollection; we are astonished at the effect of party spirit, and the intrepidity of the biographer. xxx. 5. Some Observations on the Character of queen Mary. '(HISTORIANS have.-been unjust to the memory Of Mary, by the unqualified harshness with which they mention the reprehensibleparts of her conduct, and by concealing, or-not holding up sufiiciently to light, those parts of it, which were justly entitled to praise.'--Hume ascribes to her, obstinacy, bigotry, violence, malignity, revenge, and cruelty; and asserts that, " amid the complication of viceswhich " entered into her composition, we shall scarcely " find any virtue but sincerity."--Yet, in the next page, he records the wise laws, by which she suspended the tyrannical impositions on the merchants, and repealed the absurd prohibitions in the making of cloth, by all persons who had 'not served an apprenticeship of seven years: he also notices her exertions to establish the commercial relations use bishop Burnet's expression, extorted from__h, er; standing as she did, on the very verge of eternity, a confession of the existence of such contract;---we must pronounce him guilty of subserviency to his master's cruelties: --when we see how instrumental he was in bringing Lambert, Anne Askew, Jane Bocken, Van Parr, and others, both catholics and anabaptists, . to the stake; and particularly, when we read his successful exertions to induce the young prince to sign the sentence for Jane Bocken's condemnation, -----w, e must pronounce him guilty, both of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123676403X
  • 9781236764034