The Puritan in Holland, England, and America; An Introduction to American History Volume 1-2

The Puritan in Holland, England, and America; An Introduction to American History Volume 1-2

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...his English It is a noteworthy fact that most of the Englishmen of mark who in this generation sided with the Catholics had been bred Protestants, showing the power of this natural tendency. " Conflicts between the Jesuits and Seculnrs in the Reign of Elizabeth," Thomas G. Law (London, 1890), Intr. p. xcvii. ruiur nacimrs T0 no A CATHOLIC UPRISING 87 friends, he applied to Philip for aid, and that monarch asked Mendoza's opinion of the situation. In reply Mendoza said: " The realm is ripe for revolution. It is full of sects and faction. The people will not bear control, and the doings of the council and clergy are scandalous. There is every reason, therefore, to expect success." The Spanish minister, however, did not believe in a. French invasion, for France was the traditional enemy of England. The Duke of Guise, he thought, might head the expedition as a relative of Mary Stuart, who was to be placed upon the throne; but he should be supported by a Spanish army, the Spaniards being of old the friends of the English, so that their invasion for a religious purpose would not awaken a. national antipathy. Influenced by this advice, Philip at last decided to enter upon active hostilities against the enemy which had worried him so long. Parma, in 1583, received instructions to hold himself in readiness with four or five thousand troops to cross the Channel from the Netherlands; the landing was to be protected by a Spanish fleet, and it was expected that at least twenty thousand Catholics would be in readiness to welcome the invaders. But with Philip the making of a plan was one thing, its execution was something very different. Parma stood ready with his troops, the Catholic nobles were ready with their retainers, ...show more

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  • 1236905210
  • 9781236905215