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The History of England Volume IV

David Hume

Publication Year: 2012

Published by: Liberty Fund

Title Page, Copyright

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Table of Contents

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pp. v-viii

The History of England Volume IV

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XXXVIII. Elizabeth

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pp. 3-51

IN A NATION so divided as the English, it could scarcely be expected, that the death of one sovereign , and the accession of another, who was generally believed to have embraced opposite principles to those which prevailed, could be the object of universal satisfaction: Yet so much were men displeased with the present conduct of affairs, and ...

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pp. 52-118

AFTER THE COMMENCEMENT of the religious wars in France, which rendered that flourishing kingdom, during the course of near forty years, a scene of horror and devastation, the great rival powers in Europe were Spain and England; and it was not long before an animosity, first political, then personal, broke out ...

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pp. 119-181

OF ALL THE EUROPEAN CHURCHES, which shook off the yoke of papal authority, no one proceeded with so much reason and moderation as the church of England; an advantage, which had been derived partly from the interposition of the civil magistrate in this innovation, partly from the gradual and slow steps, by which ...

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pp. 182-221

THE GREATEST and most absolute security, that Elizabeth enjoyed during her whole reign, never exempted her from vigilance and attention; but the scene began now to be more overcast, and dangers gradually multiplied on her from more than one quarter. ...

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pp. 222-277

THE DANGERS, which arose from the character, principles, and pretensions of the queen of Scots, had very early engaged Elizabeth to consult, in her treatment of that unfortunate princess, the dictates of jealousy and politics, rather than of friendship or generosity: Resentment of this usage had pushed Mary into enterprizes, which had ...

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pp. 278-309

AFTER A STATE OF GREAT ANXIETY and many difficulties, Elizabeth had at length reached a situation, where, though her affairs still required attention, and found employment for her active spirit, she was removed from all danger of any immediate revolution, and might regard the efforts of her enemies with some ...

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pp. 310-353

THOUGH the dominion of the English over Ireland had been seemingly established above four centuries, it may safely be affirmed, that their authority had hitherto been little more than nominal. The Irish princes and nobles, divided among themselves, readily paid the exterior marks of obeisance to a power which they ...

Appendix III.

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pp. 354-386

Notes to the Fourth Volume

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pp. 387-416

E-ISBN-13: 9781614878803
E-ISBN-10: 1614878803
Print-ISBN-13: 9780865970311

Page Count: 424
Publication Year: 2012

Edition: New Edition

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