The Monarchy Revived; Being the Personel History of Charles the Second, from His Earliest Years to His Restoration to the Throne

The Monarchy Revived; Being the Personel History of Charles the Second, from His Earliest Years to His Restoration to the Throne

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...secured. O.n the other side the Parliament by their new, levies had-increased their forces to.a pro.Ldigious number, which, as their-iown writers After this the enemies disposed themselves in the manner they conceived most convenient to strengthen the town. To which purpose Fleetwood having left a suflicient force to secure the pass at Upton; approached nearerthe City, and Cromwell gave orders. for two bridges to be made, the one of boats over Severn under Bunhill, a mile below the City, and the other over Teame, a lesser river that falls into Severn; and this for the better conjunction of the army. ' O.n the twenty-ninth of August, Cromwell faced the City with a great body of horse and foot, .but drew off again and attempted nothing. But on Saturday, August 30, it was resolved by his Majesty at a council of war, to beat up the enemy's quarters that night with one thousand five hundred choice. horse and foot, com 'mended by Major-General Middleton and Sir William Keyth, all of them wearing their shirts over their armour for distinction: the result was "accordingly put in execution, and might in all probability have proved importantly successful, had not the design been most traitorously discovered to the enemy by one Guyes, a tailor in the City, who was rewarded with a halter for his treachery; but the Westminster J unto, to shew how affectionately they regarded base and treacherous actions, gave Guyes' wife 2001. down and 200i. per annum during her life. This sally was made with much gallantry and resolution; but the enemy having received intelligence of the design, were in readiness to receive ' the Royalists; and nevertheless were unable to'-bear the shock, till bringing on successivelyfresh forces, their number...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236834399
  • 9781236834393