King and Parliament (A.D. 1603-1714)

Paperback | April 21, 2013

byGeorge Henry Wakeling

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...made an ineffectual attempt to bridge over their differences, the true character of the change was shown. Parliament passed the Corporation Act (1661), by which all members of town corporations were compelled to renounce the Covenant, repudiate the right of people to resist the crown, and receive the Sacrament as Churchmen. The king was obliged to accept this policy as he was in need of money, and Parliament cared more for their church than even for their king. In May, 1662, the Presbyterians who still held livings were confronted by the "Act of Uniformity", which compelled all beneficed clergy to accept the Prayer Book, and two thousand ministers quitted their posts rather than submit. It was not unnatural that Churchmen should think it necessary that men who held benefices should be ordained by bishops and believe in the legal church. But they had shown a persecuting spirit in forcing town officers to believe as they did, and were soon to cruelly persecute those who had been removed from office in the Church. The Cavaliers had now struck a blow at their enemies in town and parish, and carried the king with them. They shortly afterwards took vengeance on Sir Harry Vane, the hero of the scene in the House of Commons when Strafford's famous words in the Council were produced. He, with Iambert, was tried for treason, on the ground that Charles II. was legally king during the period of Cromwell's government. Vane was executed on this flimsy argument. The next period raises the question how far Charles could be dragged along by this party. The chief minister was now the Earl of Clarendon, who, as Sir Edward Hyde, had been one of Charles the First's most trusted advisers. He was strongly clarendon.s opposed to Toleration, and wished...

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...made an ineffectual attempt to bridge over their differences, the true character of the change was shown. Parli...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217229360

ISBN - 13:9780217229364

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