The History Of England From The Accession Of James The Second

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state of things would have ended in some great convulsion, if Chap. the King of Scotland had not been also King of a much greater 'e"g - and more opulent kingdom. Charles the First had never found any parliament at Westminster ...
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The history of England, from the accession of James the Second

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state of things would have ended in some great convulsion, if Chap. the King of Scotland had not been also King of a much greater 'e"g - and more opulent kingdom. Charles the First had never found any parliament at Westminster more unmanageable than William, during this session, found the parliament at Edinburgh. But it was not in the power of the parliament at Edinburgh to put on William such a pressure as the parliament at Westminster had put on Charles. A refusal of supplies at Westminster was a serious thing, and left the Sovereign no choice except to yield, or to raise money by unconstitutional means. But a refusal of supplies at Edinburgh reduced him to no such dilemma. The largest sum that he could hope to receive from Scotland in a year was less than what he received from England every fortnight. He had therefore only to entrench himself within the limits of his undoubted prerogative, and there to remain on the defensive, till some favourable conjuncture should arrive. While these things were passing in the Parliament House, Troubles the civil war in the Highlands, having been during a few weeks suspended, broke forth again more violently than before. Since the splendour of the House of Argyle had been eclipsed, no Gaelic chief could vie in power with the Marquess of Athol. The district from which he took his title, and of which he might almost be called the sovereign, was in extent larger than an ordinary county, and was more fertile, more diligently cultivated, and more thickly peopled than the greater part of the Highlands. The men who followed his banner were supposed to be not less numerous than all the Macdonalds and Macleans united, and were, in strength and courage, inferior to no tribe in the mountains. But the clan had been made insignificant by the insignific...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781458884244
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/2/2009
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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