An Impartial Examination of Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Times; Containing an Abridgement of That History, and Suitable Remarks on Every Material Paragraph. Wherein Is Also Given a Fuller Account of Many Considerable Volume 1

An Impartial Examination of Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Times; Containing an Abridgement of That History, and Suitable Remarks on Every Material Paragraph. Wherein Is Also Given a Fuller Account of Many Considerable Volume 1

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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. 1724 edition. Excerpt: ...of, and therefore, in order to take him out of the Hands of the Courts of Justice, they carry'd up an Impeachment against him; but it was rejeded by the Lords, upon Pretence that a Commoner ought not to be try'd before that House: Which our Author observes is true enou h, where the Prosecution is at the King's Suit; Eut is no Objetftion in case of an Impeachment: Whereupon the Commons voted, that Justice was deny'd them; and that whoever should be concern'd in the Trial of Fitzharris, in any other Court, should be deem'd Betrayers of the Liberty of their Country. The King-perceiving that nothing was to be expeded from e Commons, Icagne suddenly to the House of Lords, bringing the Crown between his Peetin a Sedanz sent or the Commons, without the least Noripe, and glis1"o1V'd the Parliament. He went away afterwards in such I-'lefte to Mndfizr, that our Author says it look'd as if he was afraid of the Crouds that were asssembled at Qxfizrd. I The shedding ib much Blood upon such doubtful Evidence of the Plot, our Author observes, was near proving fatal to the Earl of Shqfishnry, who I, ." drove fthat they could not find the Bill; but now they As to Fitzharris, it may poslibly remain a Doubt, who was the Author of the treasonable Libel ieflecfting on the King and Royal Family, which he was condemrfd for, and with what Desi n it was comKosed; but nothing seems more evigent, than that e was' 'raEtis'd 'upon in Prison by the Whig Sheriffs andpothefs, to bean Evidence bf the Popilli Plot, and Gazgtrefs Murder, and particularly to charge, the Earl of Dunb with being concern'd in ihdmurder; all which he iblemul. regraaqd, under his Hand before he died, and atteliied the Fallhood oft his preteridedt Discoveries at the Gallvws. H ' If the...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802470
  • 9781236802477