John Cassell's Illustrated History of England Volume 3

John Cassell's Illustrated History of England Volume 3

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ... places where they stood should be inscribed, "Exit Tyrannus, Regimn ultimus, Anno UbertatU Anglue restitute primo, A.d., 1648, January 30" (old style). There was, moreover, an elaborate declaration drawn up, to justify the changing of England into a republic, translated into Latin, French, and Dutch, and ad Oliver C much to bring' about this revolution, was made chief justice. The next great measure was to dissolve the executive council, which had sate at Derby House, and revive it in a more extended form as the Executive Council of State, to consist of forty members. Three-fourths of these had seats in the house, and several of the late peers--Mulgrave, Pembroke, Denbigh, Fairfax, Lisle, Grey of Groby, Salisbury, and Grey of Wark. The chief heads of the law and officers of the army were included. The principal names were, the It was necessary to have an oath, and one was constructed which approved of the king's trial, of the vote against the Scots and their English associates, and of the abolition of monarchy and the house of lords. But as this would not only exclude all conscientious presbyterians, but called on the lords to pass an act of censure on themselves, as well as on all to approve of acts of parliament in which they had liad no concern, Fairfax and twenty-one others refused to take it, and it was obliged to be reduced to the undertaking " to be true and faithful to the government established without king or house of peers, and never to consent to their readmission." This was called the "Engagement," and still was effective in excluding all royalists, and all such of the presbyterian party as would not consent to violate their favourite covenant. Of the twelve judges, ten had been appointed by the...show more

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  • Paperback | 514 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 907g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236977173
  • 9781236977175