The comprehensive history of England

 
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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. 1872 Excerpt: ...Man quis of Montrose, who gained a brilliant succession of victories over the Duke of Argyle and other covenanting leaders; but he was eventually completely overthrown by Leslie in the battle of PJiiliphaugh, near Selkirk. 1C46. Next year the king surrendered up his person to the Scottish army at Newark, and thus ended the first civil war. On payment of certain arrears, which were due to them, the Scottish forces gave up Charles to the army of the Parliament. He escaped out of their custody, and fled to the Isle of Wight, but was arrested and thrown into prison in A d Carrisbrooke Castle, from which he was removed 1647. to Hurst Castle, Hants. Cromwell suppressed a Royalist rising in Wales and defeated a Royalist 1648. Scottish army at Preston, in Lancashire. The Presbyterians, having gained an ascendancy in Parliament, denounced Cromwell and other Independent leaders as traitors. But, on behalf of the Independents and the army, Colonel Pryde "purged" the House by forcibly expelling therefrom many of the i648. obnoxious Presbyterian members. This summary act is known in history as "Pryde's Purge," and to the remnant of members, which were left sitting, was applied the odious name of "The Rump Parliament." The Rump arraigned King Charles as a traitor, and, with Bradshaw as presiding judge, they tried and condemned the unfortunate monarch, and brought him to the block before his own palace of White Hall. His decapitated remains were in-1649. terred at Windsor. In this reign there was a serious insurrection in Ireland, in which the Catholics mercilessly massacred great numbers of their Protestant fellow-countrymen (1641). Letters were first sent by a weekly post. The linen manufacture was introduced into Ireland by Strafford. Hack...

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