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and tory

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1679 Meal-tub plot

109
1680 Origin of the terms, petitioners and abhorrers, whig

lll
The duke of York presented to the grand jury of Mid-
dlesex as a popish recusant

112
A parliament: the king's conciliating speech

113
The commons proceed violently against the abhorrers. 114
And in the prosecution of the popish plot

116
An exclusion bill again brought in ......

:: 118
Arguments for and against the exclusion

119
Exclusion bill is passed by the commons

122
Is rejected by the house of peers

123
Trial of viscount Stafford

124
Doubt as to the king's power of remitting part of his
sentence

126
His execution

127
Act passed for the relief of protestant dissenters 128
Impeachment of three of the judges

ib.
Violent proceedings of the commons

129
1681 Parliament dissolved .....

130
Extraordinary votes passed in a tumultuous manner.. ib.
A new parliament summoned to meet at Oxford 132
The king addresses them in an authoritative style 133
The commons proceed with their usual violence ib.
The case of Fitzharris and Everard

134
Dissolution of the parliament

136
Victory of the royalists

137
Fitzharris tried and convicted

138
The spies and informers offer their service to the mini-
sters

139
Trial and conviction of College

140

.....

CHAPTER LXIX.

1681 State of affairs in Ireland ...,

The duke of Ormond appointed lord lieutenant
His behaviour and character
Lord Ossory's keen reply in defence of his father
Shaftesbury committed to prison and indicted
lle is acquitted ....

142

ib.
143
144
146
147

A. D.

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1681 Scotch parliament: the covenant renounced, passive
obedience assented to

148
The earl of Argyle indicted and convicted of high
treason

149
Seditious spirit of the zealots in Scotland

150
1682 The duke of York's severe administration there 151
State of the ministry in England ........

154
Dispute about the nomination of sheriffs for London .. 155

Pilkington sued by the duke of York for defamation . 157
1683 A writ of quo warranto issued against the city of London ib.

The charter restored under certain regulations ..... 160
Great power of the crown

ib.
A conspiracy entered into by Shaftesbury and others. 161
Shaftesbury retires to Holland, and dies

163
Rye-house plot

164
The conspiracy is discovered

165
Execution of the conspirators

166
Trial of lord Russel

167
He is condemned

170
Applications for a pardon unsuccessful

ib.
His execution

172
Trial of Algernon Sidney

173
He is executed

174
Howard and others convicted and punished

175
Remarkable trial of Rosewel

177
Monmouth received at court, and afterwards banished 178
1684 The lady Anne married to prince George of Denmark 180

Foreign affairs: the haughty conduct of Lewis ......... 181
Charles returns to his former connexions with the
French court

182
Lewis's great power and vanity

183
1685 King Charles's sickness and death

185
His character

ib,

CHAPTER LXX.

JAMES THE SECOND.

1685 The king's first transactions

Openly attends mass

189
190

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1685 Sends an agent to make submissions to the pope 191

The chief offices continued in the hands of protestants ib.
Is influenced by the queen, the jesuits, and Mrs. Sedley 192
A parliament: the king's imperious speech

193
Reasons for and against a revenue during life

194
Compliant disposition of both houses

197
Oates convicted of perjury

ib.
Monmouth's invasion : he lands in Dorsetshire 199
He enters Taunton

200
Is defeated at Sedgemoor

201
His execution

202
Cruelty of colonel Kirke

203
Rigorous violence of Jefferies

204
Execution of Mrs. Gaunt

205
Execution of lady Lisle

206
Unjust condemnation of Cornish

207
Affairs of Scotland : servile disposition of the parlia-
ment

208
Argyle's invasion and defeat

209
His execution

210
A parliament: the king asserts his power of dispensing

with the test act
Symptoms of opposition displayed by both houses 211
The king's imprudent precipitancy

212
Revocation of the edict of Nantz, and dispersion of the
French protestants

213
1686 James attempts to establish his dispensing power by a
judicial decision

214
Displaces four of the judges

217
Four catholic lords brought into the privy council ..... 219
State of Scotland : several noblemen embrace the court
religion

220
State of Ireland: the chief power committed to the
earl of Tyrconnel

ib.
The precipitate measures of James blamed by judicious
catholics ....

221
Breach between the king and the church

222
The court of high commission re-established

223
Sentence against the bishop of London

224
A declaration issued suspending the penal laws 225
1687 James pays court to the dissenters

226

ib.

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1687 Grants full permission to attend conventicles 227

Violent proceedings against the protestants in Ireland 229
Ambassador sent to Rome: is coldly received

ib.
The pope's nuncio received, and catholic bishops con-
secrated

230
Mandate to the university of Cambridge disobeyed ... 232
Attempt upon Magdalen college ...

ib.
1688 Declaration of indulgence ordered to be read in churches 235
Six bishops present a petition to the king

ib.
They are imprisoned ...

236
Tried

237
Acquitted ....

239
Joy of the army: displeasure of the king

ib.
Birth of the prince of Wales

240.

CHAPTER LXXI.

ib.

1688 Conduct of the prince of Orange

242
Is solicited by the king to consent to the repeal of the
penal statutes and of the test

243
He forms a league against France

244
Refuses to concur with the king

245
The reasons assigned by Fagel for his refusal

246
Resolves to oppose the king

247
Sends Dykvelt to encourage the protestants
Is applied to by the English

248
Coalition of parties

249
The prince's preparations

251
Offers of Lewis to king James rejected

252
Disavowal of any secret alliance with France

254
The king retracts his measures

256
The prince's declaration

257
Arrives with his fleet in Torbay

258
General commotion, and desertion of the

army

259
Desertion of prince George and the princess Anne .... 260
The king's consternation

261
His commissioners refused a personal conference by the
prince .....

263
The disaffection extends to Scotland

264
The king's fight ........

265
He is seized at Feversham, and returns to Whitehall. 267

A. D.

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1688 His second escape

268
His character

ib.
Convention summoned

271
1689 Settlement of Scotland

ib.
The English convention meets

272
Views of the tory party

273
Views of the whig party

274
Free conferences between the houses

276
Vote passed that the king had abdicated the throne ... 278
Settlement of the crown on the prince and princess of
Orange

280
Review of the history of the last four reigns

281
Revenue

285
Military and naval force

287
Commerce

288
Arts and sciences

292
Celebrated writers

295

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