The Secret History of Europe; Treating of the Following Particulars of the Duke of Monmouth's Reception at the Hague by the States, and the Prince of Orange and of His Enterprize Afterwards in England Remarks on Father Orleans's Volume 2

The Secret History of Europe; Treating of the Following Particulars of the Duke of Monmouth's Reception at the Hague by the States, and the Prince of Orange and of His Enterprize Afterwards in England Remarks on Father Orleans's Volume 2

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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. 1712 edition. Excerpt: ...should try the Force of his Fatherly Authority with his Royal Highness, and use all the Arguments ot Interest to reduce Her either to change her own Religion, or concur in a full Liberty to his. In this Business one Stewart was employ'd, who having been a Refugee at the Hague, was pardon'd by King James, and to make his Court, pretended a great Interest in Mr. Fagel, whom he undertook to persivade to transact this Affair with the Prince and Princess, in the Year 1687. Stewart's Letters to Mr. Fagel, the Pensionary of Holland, and Mr. Fagel's Answers, have been so often Printed, I shall only give an Abstract of them. The two first are Dated in July., and in them he exprest to have allured the Prince, uThat the King was resol vd u to maintain the true Right ofSuccessi"on to the Crown, and was very desirous "of their Highnesles Consent and Con"currence to his Design, and troubled to "find them averse to it." In his next Letter of the fame July, he prest Mr. Fagel to prevail with the Prince and Princess to admit a Trusty Messenger to inform them of Matters and to disposethem to agree. In this, he is in mighty haste for an Answer, and it is thought that the Councils for bringing forth a Prince of Wales, were now set on Foot j not that they had not i been been thought of before j but the Prince of Orange acted so warily, that the Court of England was almost deeeiv d by it one time, and the Priests brag'd he was come over to their Interests, tho it was not yet seasonable for him to declare himself But by this time they were satisfy'd of the contrary, and the last Letter threatned, that if their Highnesles were Obstinate, it would be fatal to the Dislenters, and he was afraid, wou'd produce Ills yet v unheard of. In his Letter of...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576993
  • 9781236576996