Sir John Cope and the Rebellion of 1745

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byRobert Cadell

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. The time chanced upon for Prince Charles's venture, and the locality chosen, were favourable to a first success. There was no force ready to face the danger. George II. had in the previous May betaken himself to his beloved Hanover, and was engrossed with Continental intrigues and wars. A Council of Regency had been nominated to conduct in his absence the domestic affairs of Britain, but its power was much lessened by the personal rivalry of the members, and by their general dread of taking any important step without the expressed sanction of a wilful king. Among the Lord Justices--for so the Regency was called--were three statesmen specially versed in Scottish affairs,--the Earl of Stair, who commanded the troops in South Britain, as England was then officially called; the Duke of Argyll, then the most powerful nobleman in Scotland; and the Marquis of Tweeddale. The last held the office of Secretary of State for Scotland, which had been revived in his favour in 1742, and which, after his dismissal in January 1746, was allowed to lie dormant for upwards of a century. His appointment had given offence to the Argyll family, whose ducal chief, while he bore the title of Lord Hay, had managed the affairs of the northern kingdom during the long administration of Sir Robert Walpole, and who at the period of the outbreak was staying at his Roseneath mansion in Dumbartonshire. The two noblemen and their parties had not been able to agree as to who should be named as lord-lieutenants. This dispute was one of the reasons why no one had been for some years gazetted to these offices, in which alone was vested the military organisation of counties in case of sudden emergency.1 The Scottish Secretary in London transacted business through a sort of local State Coun...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. The time chanced upon for Prince Charles's venture, and the locality chosen, were favourable to a first success. There wa...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217050506

ISBN - 13:9780217050500

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