Remarks On The History Of England; From The Minutes Of Humphry Oldcastle, Esq

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byViscount Henry St. John Bolingbroke

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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. 1747. Excerpt: ... tnons, was grounded on a Debt of Queen Elizabeth, which was said to have absorb'd 3 50,000 1. due on the last Subsidies granted to her. If this Fact was true, all that resulted from it is; first, that Queen Elizabeth left a Mortgage on the Lands of the Crown, and Money enough to discharge it; secondly % that King James parted with his Money to recover his Lands; and we shall not oppose any Person, who will charitably believe that this Prince would have paid the Debts of his Predecessor, though they had not been thus secured, out of the Money (he left in her Coffers; because to have done otherwise, would have been a manifest Violation of all the Rules of Religion, Honour and common Morality. But we much doubt whether even this Averment of the Lords, who open'd the Session, will haveany great Weight, when it shall be consider'd that their whole Discourse was too ministerial to be stneere; and that some of the Reasons, by which they accounted for the King's Want of Money (such, for Instance, as the Charge of protecting his Wife and Children from being robb'd on the Road to London) were really burlesque. The Advantages, which this Prince had in the Situation of foreign Affairs, both at his Accession to the Throne, and during the greatest Part of his Reign, were remarkably great; and we doubt whether it is possible to find more than one Conjuncture equally favourable since that Time. Philip the third was on the Throne of Spain; a Prince of small Capacity, and less Application; govern'd by his Favourite, and his Favourite detested by the People. Before the End of King James's Reign he died; and Philip the fourth, his Son, succeeded; a Youth of sixteen Years old, and govern'd as absolutely by Olivarez, as his Father had been by the Duke of Lerma. The Declension ...

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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. 1747. Excerpt: ... tnons, was grounded on a Debt of Queen Elizabeth, which was said to have absorb'd 3 50,000 1. due on the last Subsidies grante...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217983820

ISBN - 13:9780217983822

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