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Guy Fawkes
     

Guy Fawkes

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by William Harrison Ainsworth
 

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The king transferred to them his claims on some of the more opulent recusants, against whom they were at liberty to proceed by law, in his name, unless the sufferers should submit to compound, by the grant of an annuity for life, or the immediate payment of a considerable sum. This was at a time when the jealousies between the two nations had reached a height, of

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The king transferred to them his claims on some of the more opulent recusants, against whom they were at liberty to proceed by law, in his name, unless the sufferers should submit to compound, by the grant of an annuity for life, or the immediate payment of a considerable sum. This was at a time when the jealousies between the two nations had reached a height, of which, at the present day, we have but little conception. Had the money been carried to the royal coffers, the recusants would have had sufficient reason to complain; but that Englishmen should be placed by their king at the mercy of foreigners, that they should be stripped of their property to support the extravagance of his Scottish minions, this added indignity to injustice, exacerbated their already wounded feelings, and goaded the most moderate almost to desperation." From this deplorable state of things, which is by no means over-colored in the above description, sprang the Gunpowder Plot.

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ISBN-13:
9781499792393
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/02/2014
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.35(d)

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Guy Fawkes: A Historical Romance 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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