The History Of The Struggle For Parliamentary Government In England Volume 1 by Andrew Bisset

The History Of The Struggle For Parliamentary Government In England Volume 1

byAndrew Bisset

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. SIEGE OF READING--WALLER'S PLOT--BATTLES OF STRATTON----LANSDOWN--ROUNDWAY DOWN--DEATH OF SIR BEVILL GRENVILLE--OF SIDNEY GODOLPHIN--OF HAMPDEN--TIME AT WHICH THE AFFAIRS OF THE PARLIAMENT WERE AT THE LOWEST--FIRST BATTLE OF NEWBURY--DEATH OF LORD FALKLAND--SOLEMN LEAGUE AND COVENANT--DEATH OF PYM--CHARACTER OF THE YOUNGER HOTHAM. THE commissioners of the Parliament having finally returned to London upon the 17th of April 1643, Essex immediately advanced with an army of about 16,000 foot and 3000 horse to besiege Reading, which was held by a garrison of 3000 of the King's forces, with twenty pieces of ordnance."' According to May, Essex was loth to storm the town for fear of destroying so many innocent people who remained in it, " which compassion of his was well approved of by the Parliament." Therefore it was surrendered upon composition within sixteen days by the Deputy-Governor, Colonel Fielding--the Governor, Sir Arthur Aston, being wounded and unable to perform the office. The town being infected, caused a great mortality in the army of the Parliament. The soldiers, moreover, were discontented, because, though their pay was much in arrear, they were not suffered to plunder. For the Parliament had promised the soldiers twelve shillings a man besides their pay to induce them to forbear plundering. But neither of these promises was then performed, money 1 May, Hist, of the Pari., pp. 180, 181. Maseres' edition. London, 1812. beginning already to be wanting, and the great magazine of treasure in Guildhall being quite consumed. As the promises were, however, manifestly made in good faith, the fact here related sets the humanity of the Parliament of England in strong contrast with the inhumanity of the foreigners who ruled on...

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Title:The History Of The Struggle For Parliamentary Government In England Volume 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217389945

ISBN - 13:9780217389945

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