The History of England from the Accession of James the Second Volume 3-4

The History of England from the Accession of James the Second Volume 3-4

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...Late on Thursday, the sixth of December, he reached Hungerford.-The little town was ggzgginee soon crowded with men of rank and note nunserfori who came thither from opposite quarters. The Prince was escorted by a strong body of troops. The northern Lords brought with them hundreds of irregular cavalry, whose accoutrements and horsemanship moved the mirth of men accustomed to the splendid aspect and exact movements of regular armies While the Prince lay at Hungerford a sharp encounter took place between two hundred and skirmish 8, fifty of his troops and six hundred Irish, who R'"'"'""g' were posted at Reading. The superior discipline of the invaders was signally proved on this occasion. Though greatly outnumbered, they, at one onset, drove 1 Clarendon's Diary, Dec. 7. 1688. the King's forces in confusion through the streets of the town into the market place. There the Irish attempted to rally; but, being vigorously attacked in front and fired upon at the same time by the inhabitants from the windows of the neighbouring houses, they soon lost heart, and fled with the loss of their colours and of fifty men. Of the conquerors only five fell. The satisfaction which this news gave to the Lords and gentlemen who had joined William was unmixed. There was nothing in what had happened to gall their national feelings. The Dutch had not beaten the English, but had assisted an English town to free itself from the insupportable dominion of the Irish On the morning of Saturday, the eighth of DecemThe'K, ng, s ber, the King's Commissioners reached Hun fs";'f: ff;, ' gerford. The Prince's body guard was drawn H""3""" up to receive them...show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236909623
  • 9781236909626