History of England by CooperHistory of England by Cooper

History of England


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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...a Portuguese Indiaman. But by the able and spirited conduct of Capt. Dance, who acted as commodore, the French were induced to sheer off with full sails, without making a single prize. The threat of an invasion of the British shores was still kept up by the French ruler, rather to amuse his own troops, who had at this time no employment, than with a sincere design of carrying it into effect; so strongly was the spirit of resistance manifested by all parties in England, where he had hoped to find a disposition to receive him favourably. His preparations caused several attempts to be made in this year against his flotillas, on his own coast; but the ships kept so close in shore, that little impression could be made upon them. France, in the mean time, yielded gradually to the rule of Bonaparte, who, in the month of May, was constituted Emperor of the French; and in that character, in November, he received the imperial crown from the Pope, who undertook a journey to Paris, for the purpose of placing it upon his head. The conduct of Spain having excited the suspicions of the British government, orders were given for the detention of all vessels of that nation, till satisfaction should he obtained. In consequence of these orders, Capt. Moor, with four frigates, intercepted, off Cadiz, four large Spanish ships, conveying treasure from South America. An engagement followed, in which three of the Spanish vessels were captured, and a fourth, of 36 guns, and 280 men, blew up, and all on hoard perished, with the exception of 40, who were taken up by the boats of her antagonist. The Spanish declaration of war followed, on the 14th of December. In the beginning of 1805, a French armament of five sail of the line and three frigates, with 4000 land forces on...
Title:History of EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217224466

ISBN - 13:9780217224468

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