A History Of England; For The Use Of Schools And Academies by Josephus Nelson LarnedA History Of England; For The Use Of Schools And Academies by Josephus Nelson Larned

A History Of England; For The Use Of Schools And Academies

byJosephus Nelson Larned

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...of Parliament, at the moment of the opening of the session, when the king and VAULT BENEATH THE OLD HOUSE OF LORDS. the Prince of Wales would be present and the Lords and Commons assembled in the same hall. They first hired a house adjoining the Parliament building, and presently found that a coal cellar, reaching under the very chamber of the House of Lords, could be leased, which made their task easy. They stored an enormous quantity of gunpowder in the cellar, covered it with coal and wood, and prepared to explode it at the proper hour. The meeting of Parliament was postponed from time to time,,,,, The Bun-until more than a year passed after the forma-powder tion of the plot. Finally the ceremonies of the opening were appointed for the 5th of November, 1605, and on the eve of that day the conspirators had everything ready for their terrible deed. But one of their number, seeking at the last moment to save a friend, sent him a mysterious message, which roused suspicions, and caused the vaults of the Parliament building to be searched. The powder was discovered, and a single actor in the plot, Guy Fawkes by name, was seized on the spot. His associates were all taken soon afterwards and suffered death with him, or were killed in resisting arrest. The anniversary of the plot, so narrowly escaped, is still remembered in England, being popularly known as " Guy Fawkes's Day." The effect of the great excitement produced was to expose the Catholics in England to laws much more severe than before. 187. King James and the English Parliament again. The second session of James's first Parliament was mainly taken up with the passing of new laws against the Catholics, concerning which king and Commons were agreed. With the beginning of the third session, in...

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Title:A History Of England; For The Use Of Schools And AcademiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217671179

ISBN - 13:9780217671170

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