The Pictorial History of England; Being, a History of the People, as Well as a History of the Kingdom Volume 4

The Pictorial History of England; Being, a History of the People, as Well as a History of the Kingdom Volume 4

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...conduct as a general at the second battle of Newbury, saying, that it pleased God, through the valour of the lord-general Essex's foot, and some horse, to give a very happy success to that service. "But," continued Man Raihworth.--Whitctock, --Ludlow, --Clatiadon.--Warwick. ehester, or Hollis for him, "where the horse were that Lieutenant-General Cromwell commanded, I have as yet had no certain account." (There was boldness in accusing Oliver Cromwell of cowardice, but this was the intention, and Denzil Hollis afterwards repeated the charge circumstantially.) Manchester went on to say that he received intelligence of the king's intention to relieve Donnington Castle, and carry oft'his artillery there.--"Wherefore," he continued, "I sent unto Major-General Skippon to consult what was fittest to be done: and we both resolved that, in regard all our horse were quartered so far from us, it was necessary to call them to a rendezvous the next day, that so they might be nearer to us, and readier for any present service: hereupon MajorGeneral Skippon and myself writ to Sir William Balfour, that he would please to command my lord-general's horse to rendezvous the next day, which he accordingly did. I sent likewise unto Lieutenant-General Cromwell to give the like orders to my horse, for, if I called them to a rendezvous, I might have their skins, but no service from them." Manchester asserted that Cromwell had not brought up his horse when the king made a sudden charge to cut his way through the parliament lines to Donnington Castle, and that in not following the king's army he (Manchester) had been guided by the opinion of most of his officers and of the members of the House of Commons who were present;--in...show more

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  • Paperback | 628 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,107g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553357
  • 9781236553355