A History Of England, Principally In The Seventeenth Century Volume 2

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byLeopold Von Ranke

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...being agreed to by the majority1. This was quite a different thing from the mere petition of the London citizens: a bill drawn on more advanced principles now threatened the very core of the ecclesiastical body with complete removal. Meanwhile John Pym was proceeding with no less comprehensive proposals to a thorough reform of the political administration. There was a talk of the long-meditated journey to Scotland, which the King would no longer postpone. In a conference with the Lords (June 24), Pym brought forward a number of proposals which it was desirable to settle before this journey was undertaken. The sum of them was that the King should dismiss those of his councillors against whom there was just ground of complaint, and entrust his affairs to officers in whom Parliament had reason to place confidence'2. The removal of an unpopular minister, even if so strong a step should frighten others who were inclined to follow in his footsteps, was not the final aim of Parliament: it would no longer endure in the highest offices of the court and state either secret or open opponents. The King was warned not to let matters go so far as that their names should be mentioned. The Prince of Wales in future ought to be surrounded by men publicly held by Parliament to be trustworthy: neither Jesuits nor Capuchins were to be endured in the Queen's household: no one who entered England with instructions from the Pope was to enjoy the protection of the law: if the King left the country a guard of trusty nobles was to prevent any Popish intrigues of the Queen's court. The internal administration of the realm 1 Journals ii, June 12. The ten propositions of the Commons, in Nalson ii. 310:--the 3rd head about his Majesty's counsells. A.D. 1641. was to be ordered...

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...being agreed to by the majority1. This was quite a different thing from the mere petition of the London citizens: a bil...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217152260

ISBN - 13:9780217152266

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