Outlines of English History Volume 1685

Outlines of English History Volume 1685

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...Tweed. 3. The government was thus universally triumphant in its struggles with monarchy; but its despotic proceedings stirred up enemies amongst the anti-royalists themselves. The republicans saw all their visionary schemes defeated; the presbyterians found themselves at the mercy of the army. The ordinary tribunals of justice were suspended by wha was called the High Court of Justice; the writ of habeas corpus was not unfrequently denied; the public use of the Liturgy was ibrbidden, and every adult was compelled to abjure the cause of sovereignty under a severe penalty. 4. The foreign policy of the Commonwealth was vigorous and dignified. A war was entered into with Holland, which was marked by some important naval engagements. Blake, the English admiral, obtained several victories over the Dutch admirals. Van Tromp, De Witt, and De Ruyter, and completely established the supremacy of the British fleet. Ono ne occasion Van Tromp's ship sailed through the Channel with a broom at its mast-head, implying that he intended to sweep the English from the face of the sea; but it was not long before Blake defeated his fleet, and inflicted on it a loss of forty-one ships, 2000 slain, and 1500 prisoners. 5. Cromwell had become by this time the real head of the nation, and Parliament was fast losing the power it once possessed. Its authority was no longer respected, and its venality was the theme of public censure. Fearing that Cromwell would force them to dissolve, and would monopolize the whole power of government, a bill was introduced into the House for admitting Presbyterians into future parliaments, as a check to the Independents, of whom he was the chief. Information of this movement was speedily transmitted to Cromwell, and, by a bold and unexpected...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 123661996X
  • 9781236619969