A History of England; In Which It Is Intended to Consider Men and Events on Christian Principles Volume 7

A History of England; In Which It Is Intended to Consider Men and Events on Christian Principles Volume 7

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...terms when first offered, or at any time before our ships withdrew. Under those orders, general Fraser sailed from Messina with 5000 British soldiers, on the 6th of March, to seize possession of Alexandria; and it would seem that the ministers actually thought that with such a force, he might proceed to the subjuga-M, tion of the whole of Egypt. Alexandria surrendered at his summons; and a second city, Damietta, submitted as readily. But when general Fraser detached 2500 men to occupy Rosetta, its inhabitants made a brave resistance; and a body of Turkish cavalry also assailed the assailants, with such vigour that but 1500 of them got back to Alexandria, whose walls the British found sufficient occupation in defending, from that day forward. The ministers who had planned the discreditable proceedings, thus terminated in disappointment, were out of office before the news of their failure could reach England. They had induced the house of commons to double the amount of the annual grant to Maynooth college, begun by Pitt, for the criminal purpose of training up youths to teach, and uphold, the idolatrous system of popery; and this encouraged them to bring forward a bill for allowing papists to hold any rank in the army, short of the chief command. The Irish parliament had thus opened the way to promotion for papists, in the army under its jurisdiction, so long ago as 1793f; and when the ministers mentioned the proposed bill to his majesty, he understood it to go no farther than protecting popish officers from being exposed to penalties, in England, for holding such promotion as the act of IT!'; had made it lawful to bestow upon them, so long as their regiments had been counted as belonging exclusively to the Irish establishment. Under this...show more

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  • Paperback | 314 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 562g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236671570
  • 9781236671578