The Fall of the Stuarts and Western Europe, from 1678 to 1697

Paperback | January 30, 2012

byEdward Hale

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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. 1886. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. The Revolution. Section I.--William in England. On the 16th of October William took leave of the Dutch Estates. He told them that he went to Eng- land in defence of the reformed religion, and takes leave of of the independence of Europe; 'that he the Dutchmight not return, but in that case left his beloved wife in their care.' He himself spoke with unfaltering voice, but the Assembly was not equally calm, many of the members being moved even to tears. But William remained 'firm in his usual gravity and phlegm.' On the 19th, the embarkation took place at Helvoetsluys. The fleet consisted of 50 men of war, vraiiam sets 25 frigates, some fire ships, and 400 transports, "ailhaving on board 4,000 cavalry and 10,000 infantry fully equipped. Much discussion and some difference of opinion had arisen as to the part of England on which the descent should be made. Lord Danby had been anxious it should be in Yorkshire, and thither the fleet was first steered. But few hours had passed at sea before a violent west wind arose, which drove the ships back to harbour. An English fleet, commanded by Lord winds'delay Dartmouth, lay at the mouth of the Thames. the fleetAn east wind, which would be favourable to William, would prevent James's fleet from leaving its anchorage. For days, however, the west wind blew, and Dartmouth was prepared, on the first intelligence of William's fleet putting to sea, to sail for the Yorkshire coast. During this delay, William altered his plans. He resolved to land in the West of England, in that West which had before shown its attach-down ment to Protestantism by proclaiming Mon-channelmouth, and had in consequence suffered so much from James and his creature Jeffreys. The wind at length changed on the ist of November; a favoura...

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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. 1886. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. The Revolution. Section I.--William in England. On the 16th of October William took leave of the Dutch Estates. H...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217280463

ISBN - 13:9780217280464

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