A History of Eton College; 1440-1875

A History of Eton College; 1440-1875

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...windows." Price afterwards published a pamphlet entitled, "The Mystery and Method of His Majesty's happy Restoration." The new King was no sooner established at Whitehall, than petitions began to pour in from every side. Cavaliers, who had adhered faithfully to the Stuarts all through the civil wars and Commonwealth, now 1 Biographia Britannica., 2 Parliamentary History, vol. iv. p. 13. THE RESTORATION expected to receive ample rewards for their sufferings; while men who had conformed reluctantly during these difficult times, were most anxious to be allowed to retain their posts. A conspicuous Puritan like Nicholas Lockyer could hardly hope for any favour from the new Government, so he quietly resigned the Provostship of Eton, and retired on his private fortune, which sufficed to support him in comfort for the rest of his days. He became a regular frequenter of conventicles, and continued so. disaffected as to incur suspicion of being concerned in a treasonable conspiracy.1 Several candidates applied for the Provostship, among whom we may notice an offIcer in the army,2 and a disappointed Irish lawyer,3 both of whom probably thought more about its emoluments than its duties. Other claims would certainly have been sent in, if the King had not cut the matter short by appointing Nicholas Monk to the vacant post, on the recommendation of Sir John Grenville.4 Instead of following one of the old forms, by recommending or ordering the Fellows to elect his nominee, Charles II. made an absolute grant of the Provostship in the same terms, mutatis mutandis, as a conveyance of land. Monk took possession of his new dignity without any sort of election; and the Fellows, unwilling to allow these arbitrary proceedings to be quoted as precedents, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236628977
  • 9781236628978