The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Abdication of James the Second, 1688, Vol. 6 (Classic Reprint)

The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Abdication of James the Second, 1688, Vol. 6 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The History of England, From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Abdication of James the Second, 1688, Vol. 6 It had been usual for the bankers to carry their money to the exchequer, and to advance it upon security of 'the funds by which they were afterwards reimbursed when the money was levied on the public. The bankers by this traffic got eight, sometimes ten per cent., for sums which either had been consigned to them without interest, or which they had bor rowed at six per cent.; profits which they dearly paid for by this egregious breach of public faith. The measure was so suddenly taken, that none had warning of the danger. A general confusion prevailed in the city, followed by the ruin of many. The bankers stopped payment; the merchants could answer no bills; distrust took place every where, with a stagnation of commerce, by which the public was universally affected. And men, full of dismal apprehensions, asked each other what must be the scope of those mysterious counsels, whence the parliament and all men of honor were excluded, and which commenced by the forfeiture of public credit, and an open violation of the most solemn engagements, both foreign and domestic. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 572 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 29mm | 753g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 40 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243222807
  • 9780243222803