A History Of England In The Eighteenth Century Volume 1

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byWilliam Edward Hartpole Lecky

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...regulate in the severest manner the conditions of their ministry. The parish priest alone could celebrate mass, and that only in his own parish. He was not permitted to keep a curate. No chapel might have bells or steeple, and no cross might be publicly erected. Pilgrimages to the holy wells were forbidden, and it is a characteristic trait that the penalty in default of the payment of a fine was the degrading one of whipping. If any Catholic induced a Protestant to join his faith, he was liable to the penalties of praimunire. If any priest became a Protestant he became entitled to an annuity, which was at first 201. but was afterwards raised to 30L. to be levied on the district where he resided.2 But soon another, and a far more serious measure was taken. In the reign of Anne large classes, both in England and in Ireland, who were perfectly innocent of any treasonable de-pointed his guardian, in order to bring throuyh Ireland by Treo English him up as a Protestant; and this young Gentlemen (1748), p. 225. gentleman is now in Westminster ' 2 Anne, c. 7; 4 Anne, c. 2. school for that purpose.'--A Tow 2 2 Anne, c. 6 and 7; 8 Anne, c. 3. signs against the Government, and perfectly prepared to take the oath of allegiance which bound them to obey the existing ruler, and to abstain from all conspiracies against him, considered it distinctly sinful to take the oath of abjuration, which asserted that the son of James II. had ' no right or title whatsoever ' to the Crown, and pledged the swearer to perpetual loyalty to the Protestant line. The distinction between the King de jure and the King de facto was here of vital importance. It was scarcely conceivable that any sincere and zealous Catholic could look upon the Revolution as a righteous movement, or...

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...regulate in the severest manner the conditions of their ministry. The parish priest alone could celebrate mass, and tha...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.48 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217671322

ISBN - 13:9780217671323

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