The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England Together with an Historical View of the Affairs of Ireland Volume 4

The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England Together with an Historical View of the Affairs of Ireland Volume 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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...believe to be in no desperate condition. And no men were fuller of professions of duty, and a resolution to run all hazards, than the Scotch commissioners; who, from the time they had delivered up the king, resided at London with their usual confidence, and loudly complained of the presumption of the army in seizing upon the person of the king, insinuated themselves to all those who were thought to be most constant and inseparable from the interest of the crown, with passionate undertaking that their whole nation would be united to a man in any enterprise for his service. And now, from the time his majesty came to Hampton Court, they came to him with as much presumption as if they had carried him to Edinburgh; which was the more notorious, and was thought to signify the more, because their persons were known to be most odious to all the great oflicers in the army, and to those who now governed in the parliament. And here the foundation of that engagement was laid which was endeavoured to be performed the next year ensuing, and which the Scots themselves then communicated to the marquis of Ormond, the lord Capel, and other trusty persons; as if there was nothing else intended in it than a full vindication of all his majesty's rights and interest. I22 When the army had thus subdued all opposition, and the parliament and they seemed all of a piece, and the refractory humours of the city seemed to be suppressed and totally tamed, the army seemed less regardful of the king than they had been; the chief oflicers came rarely to Hampton Court, nor had the same countenances towards Ashburnham and Berkley as they used to have; they were not at leisure to speak with them, and when they did, asked captious questions, and gave answers themselves...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236985605
  • 9781236985606