The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688. in Eight Volumes Volume 5

The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688. in Eight Volumes Volume 5

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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. 1807 edition. Excerpt: That the provocations which she had already given him, joined to his general scheme of policy, Would for ever render him her implacable enemy; and as soon as he had subdued his revolted subjects, he would undoubtedly fall, with the whole force of his united empire, on her defenceless state: That the only question was, whether she would maintain a war abroad, and supported by allies, or wait till the subjection of all the confederates of England should give her enemies leisure to begin their hostilities in the bowels of the kingdom: That the revolted provinces, though in a declining condition, possessed still considerable force; and by the assistance of England, by the advantages of their situation, and by their inveterate antipathy to Philip, might still be enabled to maintain the contest against the Spanish monarchy: That their maritime power, united to the queen's, would give her entire security on Camden, p. 507. Bentivoglia, part 2. lib, iv. on the side from which alone she could be assaulted. Chap. 1 VfJ and would even enable her to make inroads on v.Tj Philip's dominions, both in Europe and the Indies: 1485. That a war which was necessary could never be unjust; and self-defence was concerned, as well in preventing certain dangers at a distance, as in repelling any immediate invasion: And that, since hostility with Spain was the unavoidable consequence of the present interests and situations of the two monarchies, it were better to compensate that danger and loss by the acquisition of such important provinces to the English empire 1 Amidst these opposite counsels the queen, ap-prehensive of the consequences attending each extreme, was inclined to steer a middle course; and though such conduct is seldom prudent, she was not, in more

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