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The History of England Volume III

David Hume

Publication Year: 2012

Published by: Liberty Fund

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Table of Contents

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pp. v-xii

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pp. 3-22

THE VICTORY, which the earl of Richmond gained at Bosworth, was entirely decisive; being attended, as well with the total rout and dispersion of the royal army, as with the death of the king himself. Joy for this great success suddenly prompted the soldiers, in the field of battle, to...

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XXV State of foreign affairs

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pp. 23-52

THE KING acquired great reputation throughout Europe by the vigorous and prosperous conduct of his domestic affairs: But as some incidents, about this time, invited him to look abroad, and exert himself in behalf of his allies , it will be necessary, in order to give a just account of his foreign...

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pp. 53-82

AFTER PERKIN WAS REPULSED from the coast of Kent, he retired into Flanders; but as he found it impossible to procure subsistence for himself and his followers, while he remained in tranquillity, he soon after made an attempt upon Ireland, which had always appeared forward to join every invader of Henry's authority. But Poynings had...

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pp. 83-114

THE DEATH OF HENRY VII. had been attended with as open and visible a joy among the people as decency would permit; and the accession and coronation of his son, Henry VIII. spread universally a declared and unfeigned satisfaction. Instead of a monarch, jealous, severe, and...

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pp. 115-133

THE NUMEROUS ENEMIES, whom Wolsey's sudden elevation, his aspiring character, and his haughty deportment had raised him, served only to rivet him faster in Henry's confidence; who valued himself on supporting the choice which he had made, and who was incapable of yielding...

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pp. 134-169

DURING SOME YEARS, many parts of Europe had been agitated with those religious controversies, which produced the reformation, one of the greatest events in history: But as it was not till this time, that the king of England publicly took part in the quarrel, we had no occasion to give any account of its rise and progress. It will now...

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pp. 170-209

NOTWITHSTANDING the submissive deference, paid to papal authority before the reformation, the marriage of Henry with Catherine of Arragon, his brother's widow, had not passed, without much scruple and difficulty. The prejudices of the people were in general bent against...

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pp. 210-259

THE ANCIENT and almost uninterrupted opposition of interests between the laity and clergy in England, and between the English clergy and the court of Rome, had sufficiently prepared the nation for a breach with the sovereign pontiff; and men had penetration enough to discover...

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pp. 206-332

THE ROUGH HAND of Henry seemed well adapted for rending asunder those bands, by which the ancient superstition had IJJ8. fastened itself on the kingdom; and though, after renouncing the pope's supremacy and suppressing monasteries, most of the political ends of reformation...

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pp. 333-367

THE LATE KING, by the regulations, which he imposed on the government of his infant son, as well as by the limitations of the succession, had projected to reign even after his decease; and he imagined, that his ministers, who h ad always been so obsequious to him during his life-time, would never afterwards depart from the plan, which he had...

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pp. 368-399

THERE IS NO ABUSE SO GREAT, in civil society, as not to be attended with a variety of beneficial consequences; and in the beginnings of reformation, the loss of these advantages is always felt very sensibly, while the benefit, resulting from the change, is the slow effect of time, and is seldom perceived by the bulk of a nation. Scarce any institution...

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pp. 400-429

THE TITLE of the princess Mary, after the demise of her brother, was not exposed to any considerable difficulty; and the objections, started by the lady Jane's partizans, were new and unheard-of by the nation. Though all the protestants, and even many of the catholics, believed the marriage of Henry VIII. with Catherine of Arragon to be...

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pp. 430-464

THE SUCCESS, which Gardiner, from his cautious and prudent conduct, had met with in governing the parliament, and engaging them to concur both in the Spanish match, and in the re-establishment of the ancient religion, two points to which, it was believed, they bore an...


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pp. 465-482

E-ISBN-13: 9781614878797
E-ISBN-10: 161487879X
Print-ISBN-13: 9780865970298

Page Count: 494
Publication Year: 2012

Edition: New Edition

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