Outlines of Enlgish history

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byRobert Ross

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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.1860 Excerpt: ... establishing at Ostend an East India Company, and it was suspected there were secret articles between the two powers to demand the restoration of Gibraltar and Minorca, which indeed proved to be so. To counteract this alliance, George concluded at Hanover (1725), an alliance with France and Prussia, which was soon afterwards joined by Denmark. Russia inclined to Vienna, so Wager sailed to the Baltic with a squadron to keep the Russians in check. In the same year (1726), admiral Hosier was sent to blockade Porto Bello, where he and most of his men died off with fever. In the next year, Spain expended a large army in an attempt to reduce Gibraltar. The emperor now made overtures for peace, and preliminaries were signed at Paris (1727), by which he agreed to suspend the trade to India for seven years. Philip of Spain refused to join in this treaty, but in 1729, he came to terms by the treaty of Seville, by which the Assiento was confirmed to the South Sea Company, the English agreeing to the succession of the Infant Don Carlos to Parma and Tuscany; the question of the restoration of Gibraltar was passed over in silence. Miscellaneous Pacts. From the time of the Revolvtion, the Convocation of the clerical estate was distinguished for its want of temper, and an almost continual dispute between the upper and lower house. In the reign of George, it acquired further notoriety by the Bangorian controversy, which originated in a sermon by Dr. Hoadley, bishop of Bangor, tending as was said to subvert all government and discipline in the church. To put an end to these dissensions the government prorogued the'Convocation (1717), and it has never since een permitted to meet for business. In 1718, was repealed the Schism Act of Anne, which provided that no person should b...

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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.1860 Excerpt: ... establishing at Ostend an East India Company, and it was suspected there were secret articles between the two powers to demand t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217245773

ISBN - 13:9780217245777

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