Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 4: A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Lives of More Than 200 of the Most Prominent Personages

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Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 4: A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Lives of More Than 200 of the Most Prominent Personages de Charles Francis Horne
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Excerpt from Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 4: A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Lives of More Than 200 of the Most Prominent Personages in History

The prince issued circular letters for the election Of members to a convention, which met January 22, 1689. It appeared at once that the House of Commons, agreeably to the prevailing sentiments both of the nation and of those in present authority, was chiefly chosen from among the \vhig party. The throne was de clared vacant by the following vote: That King James the Second, having endeavored to subvert the constitution of the kingdom by breaking the original contract between king and people and having, by the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, violated the fundamental laws, and Withdrawn himself out of the kingdom, has abdicated the govemment, and that the throne is thereby vacant. By the national consent, the vacancy was supplied by his daughter Mary and her husband W'illiam jointly.

The Prince of Orange lost no time in apprising the states-general of his ac cession to the British throne. He assured them of his persevering endeavors to promote the well-being of his native country, which he was so far from abandon ing, that he intended to retain his high oflices in it. \var with France was re newed early in 1689 by the States, supported by the house of Austria and some of the German princes; nor was it difficult for William to procure the concur rence Of the English Parliament, when the Object was the humiliation of France and her arbitrary sovereign. In the spring of 1689, James landed in Ireland with a French force, and was received by the Catholics with marks of strong attach ment. Marshal Schomberg was sent to Oppose him, but was able to eflect little during the campaign of that year. William, in the meantime, had been success ful in suppressing a Jacobite insurrection in Scotland, and embarked for Ireland with a reinforcement in the summer of 1690. He immediately marched against James, who was strongly posted on the River Boyne. Schomberg passed the river in person, and put himself at the head Of a corps of French Protestants. Pointing to the enemy, he said, Gentlemen, behold your persecutors Ivith these words he advanced to the attack, but was killed by a random shot from the French regiments. The death of this general was near proving fatal to the Eng lish army; but \villiam retrieved the fortune of the day, and totally dispersed the opposite force. In this engagement the Irish lost men, and the English about one - third Of that number.

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Titre :Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 4: A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Lives of More Than 200 of the Most Prominent Personages
Format :Couverture rigide
Dimensions de l'article :256 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.63 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :256 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.63 po
Publié le :30 juillet 2018
Publié par :FB&C Ltd
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780331603958

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