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 download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ... interest, and to pledge valuable property. Snt1" n a very "ew ays confusion which the invasion, the liTM. insurrection, the flight of James, and the suspension of all regular government had produced was at an end, and the London Gazette, Ian. 3, T. 168$. "London Gazette, Jan. 10, IT. 168j; Luttrell's Diary; Legge Papers; Cillers, Jan. A-A-11---; RonquiUo, Jan. H-SjTT' Consultation of the Spanish Council of Slate, kingdom wore again its accustomed aspect. There was a Chap. general sense of security. Even the classes which were most-168'g. obnoxious to public hatred, and which had most reason to apprehend a persecution, were protected by the politic clemency of the conqueror. Persons deeply implicated in the illegal transactions of the late reign not only walked the streets in safety, but offered themselves as candidates for seats in the Convention. Mulgrave was received not ungraciously at St. James's. Feversham was released from arrest, and was permitted to resume the only office for which he was qualified, that of keeping the bank at the Queen Dowager's basset table. But no body of men had so much reason to feel grateful to William as the Roman Catholics. It would not have been safe to rescind formally the severe resolutions which the Peers had passed against the professors of a religion generally abhorred by the nation: but, by the prudence and humanity of the Prince, those resolutions were practically annulled. On his line of march from Torbay to London, he had given orders that no outrage should be committed on the persons or dwellings of Papists. He now renewed those orders, and directed Burnet to see that they were strictly obeyed. A better choice could not have been made; for Burnet was a man of such generosity...show more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 508g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630688
  • 9781236630681