History of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholiced. by W.H. Munroand comprising the…

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byWilliam Hickling Prescott

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... midst of those political convulsions, so frequent in Castile, which unsettled the ancient prerogatives of the crown. Every new revolution was followed by new concessions on the part of the sovereign, and the popular authority continued to advance with a steady progress until the accession of Henry the Third of Trastamara, in 1393, when it may be said to have reached its zenith. A disputed title and a disastrous war compelled the father of this prince, John the First, to treat the commons with a deference unknown to his predecessors. We find four of their number admitted into his privy council, and six associated in the regency, to which he confided the government of the kingdom during his son's minority.46 A remarkable fact which occurred in this reign, showing the important advances made by the commons in political estimation, was the substitution of the sons of burgesses for an equal number of those of the nobility, who were stipulated to be delivered as hostages for the fulfilment of a treaty with Portugal, in 1393.47 There will be occasion to notice, in the first chapter of this History, some of the circumstances which, contributing to undermine the power of the commons, prepared the way for the eventual subversion of the constitution. The peculiar situation of Castile, which had been "Marina, Teoria, part. 2, cap. 28.--Mariana, Hist. de Espafia, lib. 18, cap. IS.--The admission of citizens into the king's council would have formed a most important epoch for the commons, had they not soon been replaced by jurisconsults, whose studies and sentiments inclined them less to the popular side than to that of prerogative. "Mariana, Hist. de Espafia, lib. 18, cap. 17. so favorable to popular rights, was eminently so to those of the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... midst of those political convulsions, so frequent in Castile, which unsettled the ancient prerogatives of the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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