The History Of The Puritans, Or Protestant Nonconformists (volume 2); From The Reformation In 1517…

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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. 1837. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE PROTECTORSHIP OF OLIVER. CROMWELL TO HIS DEATH. If the reader will carefully review the divided state of the nation at this time, the strength of the several parties in opposite interests, and almost equal in power, each sanguine for his own scheme of settlement, and all conspiring against the present, he will be surprised that any wise man should be prevailed with to put himself at the head of such a distracted body; and yet more, that such a genius should arise, who without any foreign alliances should be capable of guarding against so many foreign and domestic enemies, and of steering the commonwealth through such a hurricane, clear of the rocks and quicksands which threatened its ruin. This was the province that the enterprising Oliver undertook, with the style and title of lord protector of the commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland. He assumed all the state and ceremony of a crowned head; bis household officers and guards attended in their places, and his court appeared in as great splendour, and more order, than had been seen at Whitehall since Queen Elizabeth's reign. His first concern was to fill the courts of justice with the ablest lawyers; sir Matthew Hale was made lord-chief-justice of the common pleas; Mr. Maynard, Twisden, Newdigate, and Windham, Serjeants at law; Mr. Thurloe, secretary of state; and Monk, governor of Scotland. His next care was-to deliver himself from his foreign-enemies; for this purpose he gave peace to the Dutch, which the fame of his power enabled him to accomplish without the ceremony of a formal treaty; he therefore sent his secretary Thurloe with the conditions to which they were to submit; the Dutch pleaded for abatements, but his highness was at a point, and obliged t...

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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. 1837. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE PROTECTORSHIP OF OLIVER. CROMWELL TO HIS DEATH. If the reader will carefully review the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.75 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217951945

ISBN - 13:9780217951944

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