Marcus Ward's History Readers, Ed. by J.G. [Sic] Hefford

Marcus Ward's History Readers, Ed. by J.G. [Sic] Hefford

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...to; quietus, rest, revive--re, again; vivo, to live. disperse--dis, apart; spargo, to scatter. 1 Zell, a town of Hanover, on the Aller. 38.--THE REBELLION OF 1715. 1. In the autumn of 1715 the plots and disturbances of the Jacobites ended in open rebellion. They planned a rising in the West of England and in Scotland at the same time, but that in England was prevented by the arrest of the leaders before they had time to take active part in it. In Scotland, the Earl of Mar raised the standard of the Pretender at Braemar, and thousands of Highlanders soon gathered round the banner. 2. The Duke of Argyle took command of the royal armyin Scotland, and the Government acted promptly, while the Jacobite leaders hesitated and delayed. Mar, at the head of 10,000 men, entered Perth, but was shortly afterwards defeated at Sheriffmuir. 3. In Cumberland and Northumberland the Jacobites were led by the Earl of Derwentwater and Mr. Forster, and were joined by Lords Widderington and Kenmure, and the Earls of Nithsdale, Wintoun, and Carnwath. Their forces were shut up in Preston by the royalist generals sent against them, and Forster agreed to surrender. Fourteen hundred men were taken prisoner, and Derwentwater, Nithsdale, Kenmure, and other noblemen were arrested and condemned to death. Lady Nithsdale, however, cleverly enabled her husband to escape from the Tower, by taking some old women-servants to see him as friends, and letting him out disguised in some of their clothes. 4. On the 22nd of December, the Pretender, James Stuart, landed at Peterhead, and was joined by the Earl of Mar. He brought little money, and few followers or officers. His manner did not inspire confidence. At Scone he issued proclamations, and would have been crowned, but Mar's army had...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236632591
  • 9781236632593