The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England. to Which Is Added an Historical View of the Affairs of Ireland Volume 1

The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England. to Which Is Added an Historical View of the Affairs of Ireland Volume 1

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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. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ... in this place further to enlarge upon him. They behaved themselves, in all respects, with the confidence of men employed by a foreign state; refused to give any account but to the king himself; and even to himself gave no other reason for what was done, but the authority of the doers, and the necessity that required it; that is, that they thought it necessary: but then they polished their sturdyf behaviour with all the professions of submission and duty, which their language could afford. 8 A letter in-At this time the king happened to intercept a tercepted..111 1 r from some letter, which had been signed by the chief of the tish now!1 covenanters, and particularly by the lord Lowden, French1'6 written to the French king, in which they comkiB5-plained " of the hardness and injustice of the go"vernment that was exercised over them; put him "in mind of the dependence this kingdom formerly "had upon that crown; and desired him now to "take them into his protection, and give them as"sistance; and that his majesty would give entire "credit to one Colvil, who was the bearer of that "letter, and well instructed in all particulars: " and the letter itself was sealed, and directed A.u Roy; a style only used from subjects to their natural king. This letter being seen and perused by the lords of the council, and the lord Lowden being examined, and refusing to give any other answer, than " That "it was writ before the agreement, and thereupon their sturdy this sturdy g afford. comprehend. "reserved and never sent; that, if he had com-Book "mitted any offence, he ought to be questioned for' "it in Scotland, and not in England; and insisting 1639, "upon his safe conduct, demanded...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580478
  • 9781236580474