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History of England, Volume 2, Chapter 7

History of England, Volume 2, Chapter 7 by Thomas Babington Macaulay
By: (1800-1859)

This chapter begins with a description of William, Prince of Orange – his early life, personality, and political policies. It goes on to describe, among other things, the Declaration of Indulgence, an early step towards establishing religious freedom in England, and the popular reaction to it.

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THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES THE SECOND

VOLUME II,

(Chapters VI X)

by Thomas Babington Macaulay

CONTENTS:

CHAPTER VI

The Power of James at the Height His Foreign Policy His Plans of Domestic Government; the Habeas Corpus Act The Standing Army Designs in favour of the Roman Catholic Religion Violation of the Test Act Disgrace of Halifax; general Discontent Persecution of the French Huguenots Effect of that Persecution in England Meeting of Parliament; Speech of the King; an Opposition formed in the House of Commons Sentiments of Foreign Governments Committee of the Commons on the King's Speech Defeat of the Government Second Defeat of the Government; the King reprimands the Commons Coke committed by the Commons for Disrespect to the King Opposition to the Government in the Lords; the Earl of Devonshire The Bishop of London Viscount Mordaunt Prorogation Trials of Lord Gerard and of Hampden Trial of Delamere Effect of his Acquittal Parties in the Court; Feeling of the Protestant Tories Publication of Papers found in the Strong Box of Charles II... Continue reading book >>


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