Facts and Features of English History, a Series of Alternating Reading and Memory Exercises

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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. 1873 Excerpt: ...Tunis.--Admiral Penn sails to the West Indies, and captures Jamaica. 1656. Spain declares war against England.--Capture of Spanish treasure ships off Portugal (Sept.)--Scotland governed by a council consisting mostly of English.--Fleetwood rules in Ireland with much harshness.--A packed Parliament assembled ...
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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. 1873 Excerpt: ...Tunis.--Admiral Penn sails to the West Indies, and captures Jamaica. 1656. Spain declares war against England.--Capture of Spanish treasure ships off Portugal (Sept.)--Scotland governed by a council consisting mostly of English.--Fleetwood rules in Ireland with much harshness.--A packed Parliament assembled (Sept. 17). 1657. Cromwell aspires to the crown,--The humble petition and advice voted.--Cromwell obliged to refuse the offer of the crown (May 8).--The Protector has the power of nominating his successor conferred upon him.--He is also empowered to create a second legislative assembly.--Blake destroys the Spanish fleet in the harbour of Santa Cruz (April 20). 1658. Parliament re-assembled (Jan. 20).--Cromwell fails in his attempt to create a House of Peers, and dissolves Parliament (Feb. 4).--Capture of Dunkirk (June 4).--Discovery of a Royalist conspiracy.--Disaffection in the army.--Death of Cromwell (Sept. 3).--The succession of Richard Cromwell recognised by the Council. 1653. A new Parliament assembled (Jan. 29).--The country distracted by factions and cabals.--A council of officers called.--Parliament dissolved (April 22).--The Protector resigns soon afterwards.--The council of officers resolve upon restoring the Long Parliament.--The Presbyterians and Royalists unite in an attempt to overthrow the Rump Parliament.--Sir George Booth routed by Lambert.--The Rump is dismissed (Oct. 23).--A Committee of Safety elected.--General Monk advances from Scotland with his army. 1660. Monk enters London (Feb. 3).--Parliament, including the expelled members, re-assembled.--The Long Parliament issues writs for summoning a new Parliament, and is finally dissolved (March 16).--The elections for the new Parliament are everywhere in favour of the king's party.--THE...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150238581
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 92
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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