The History Of The Reign Of The Emperor Charles The Fifth Volume 1 by William RobertsonThe History Of The Reign Of The Emperor Charles The Fifth Volume 1 by William Robertson

The History Of The Reign Of The Emperor Charles The Fifth Volume 1

byWilliam Robertson

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... expect in that age. A popular monarch of Great Britain could hardly address himself to parliament in terms more favourable to public liberty. There occurs in the history of France a striking instance of the progress which the principles of liberty had made in that kingdom, and of the influence which the deputies of towns had acquired in the states-general. During the calamities in which the war with England and the captivity of King John had involved France, the states-general made a bold effort to extend their own privileges and jurisdiction. The regulations established by the states held A.d. 1355, concerning the mode of levying taxes, the administration of which they vested, not in the crown, but in commissioners appointed by the states; concerning the coining of money; concerning the redress of the grievance of purveyance; concerning the regular administration of justice,--are much more suitable to the genius of a republican government than that of a feudal monarchy. This curious statute is published, Ordon., tom. iii. p. 19. Such as have not an opportunity to consult that large collection will find an abridgment of it in Hist de France par Villaret, tom. ix. p. 130, or in Histoire de Boulainv., tom. ii. p. 213. The French historians represent the bishop of Laon, and Marcel, provost of the merchants of Paris, who had the chief direction of this assembly, as seditious tribunes, violent, interested, ambitious, and aiming at innovations subversive of the constitution and government of their country. That may have been the case; but these men possessed the confidence of the people; and the measures which they proposed as the most popular and acceptable, as well as most likely to increase their own influence, plainly prove that the spirit...
Title:The History Of The Reign Of The Emperor Charles The Fifth Volume 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.48 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217800998

ISBN - 13:9780217800990