Some Memorials Of John Hampden; His Party And His Times

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byBaron George Nugent Grenville Nugent

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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. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PART THE TENTH. FROM 1642 TO 1643. Hampden and Urrie take Reading by assault--Hampden arranges the plan of union of the six associated counties--Parliament's troops press upon the King's quarters at Oxford--Lord Wentworth attacks High Wycombe, and is repulsed--Essex retires--King's successes in diyers parts--Queen lands in England--Reading re-entered by the King's troops--Hampden and Mr. Eichard Grenvil repulsed from Brill--Sir Beyill Grenvil in Cornwall--Bradock Down, and Stratton Hill--Lansdown--Trelawney's letter to the Lady Grace Grenvil, announcing Sir Bevill's death--Siege of Lichfield--Lord Brook slain--Warder Castle twice taken--Orertures of peace, and cessation of arms--Broken off--Reading besieged by Lord Essex--Surrenders-- Defections from the Parliament's cause--Waller's Plot--Rupert's expeditions against the Parliament's quarters--Attacks Chinnor and Postcombe--Chalgrove fight--Hampden wounded--His last moments and death--Conclusion of the Memorials. The King had failed in his attempt to seize the metropolis while a treaty was pending. This act had exasperated and united against him those in London who had been divided, disheartened and reduced to ask for peace upon almost any terms that might secure their city from assault and plunder. The contributions had begun to come in slowly from the city, and the army were clamouring for pay. A new levy of customs had been made, and Lord Brook, Lord Say, and Sir Harry Vane, had been deputed to meet the citizens in Guildhall. They had urged with all their eloquence and power, enforced with all the topics which the necessity of the times suggested, a speedy and vigorous supply. But the propositions had been coldly received. Great meetings of idlers, under the name of 'the Apprentices/ had been called together,...

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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. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PART THE TENTH. FROM 1642 TO 1643. Hampden and Urrie take Reading by assault--Hampden arranges the plan of union of the six associate...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021705255X

ISBN - 13:9780217052559

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