A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second: With an Introductory Chapter

A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second: With an Introductory Chapter

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A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second: With an Introductory Chapter

A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second: With an Introductory Chapter

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CONTENTS.

Introductory Observations. -- First Period, from Henry VII. to the Year 1588. -- Second Period, from 1588 to 1640. -- Meetino, of Parliament. -- Redress of Grievances. -- Strafford's Attainder. -- The commencement of the Civil War. -- Treaty from the Isle of Wight. The King's Execution. -- Cromwell's Power; -- his Character. -- Indifference of the Nation respecting Forms of Government. -- The Res. toration. -- Ministry of Clarendon and Southampton. -- Cabal. -- Dutch War. -- De Witt. -- The Prince of Orange. -- The Popish Plot. -- The Habeas Corpus Act. -- The Exclusion Bill. -- Dissolution of Charles the Second's last Parliament. -- His Power ; -- his Tyranny in Scotland; in England. -- Exorbitant Fines. -- Executions. -- Forfeitures of Charters. -- Despotism established. -- Despondency of good Men. -- Charles's Death. -- His Character. -- Reflections upon the probable Consequences of his Reign and Death.

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