The Pictorial History of England; Being a History of the People, as Well as a History of the Kingdom Volume 5

The Pictorial History of England; Being a History of the People, as Well as a History of the Kingdom Volume 5

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...and of the parliament thereof. But these proceedings were immediately met by a resolution of the House of Lords in England, " That the barons of the exchequer in Ireland had acted with courage according to law, in support of his majesty's prerogative, and with fidelity to the crown of Great Britain;" and by an address from their lordships to the king, praying his majesty to confer on the barons some marks of his royal favour, as a recompense for the ill-usage they had received, by being unjustly censured, and illegally imprisoned, for doing their duty. Neither the Irish nor the English lords had been quite unanimous in these measures of mutual defiance; in Ireland the lord chancellor, with two other temporal peers, and five bishops, dissented from the resolutions there passed; and in England, Tindal tells us, the Duke of Leeds, in a protest which he entered upon the Journals, stated no fewer than fifteen reasons in support of the claims of the Irish House of Peers. But all this logic probably produced very liule effect either upon the majority to which his grace stood opposed, or upon the public at large. A short bill was immediately introduced, undfr the title of "An Act for the better securing the Dependency of the Kingdom of Ireland upon the Crown of Great Britain," by which it was declared, 1. That the said kingdom of Ireland hath been, is, and of right ought to be, subordinate unto and dependent upon the imperial crown of Great Britain, as being inseparably united and annexed thereunto; and that the British parliament had, hath, and of right ought to have, full power and authority to make laws and statutes of sufficient force and validity to bind the kingdom and people of Ireland. 2. 'That the House of Lords of more

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  • 9781236606600