Stories from the State Papers (Volume 2) ; The Gunpowder Plot. a Perished Kernel[ Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset] the Massacre of Amboyna. the

Stories from the State Papers (Volume 2) ; The Gunpowder Plot. a Perished Kernel[ Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset] the Massacre of Amboyna. the (Paperback)

By Alexander Charles Ewald 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151097462
EAN: 9781151097460
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 168
Publish Date: 2009-12-31
Binding: Paperback
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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.1882 Excerpt: ... A NATIONAL SCARE. 'Going out of church immediately after sermon, some people of St. James' parish passed by and told me the enemy had entered the town.' Harte. A Few years after Charles II. had been restored to the throne of his ancestors, a war, disgraceful in its origin, and doubly disgraceful by the marked incapacity with which it was conducted, was forced upon the United Provinces. The prosperity of the Dutch, their commercial rivalry with the English, and their superiority in every department of trade, were viewed with extreme jealousy by our merchants. It was hoped that the commercial predominance we could not obtain by superior industry and ability might be attained by superior strength. Charles, who thought he saw a prospect of filling his rapidly emptying treasury, and who hoped, by defeating De Witt, the Grand Pensionary, to reinstate the young Prince of Orange on the throne, and thus bring the States to a dependence upon England, had no objection to the war. His brother, the Duke of York, who hated the Dutch because they opposed a new African company of which he was the head, and who wished for an opportunity of gaining distinction, cordially sided with the war party, and did all in his power to rouse the languid Charles to action. Parliament, acted upon by the avidity of the mercantile classes, voted for hostilities, and were generous in furnishing supplies. Satisfaction was demanded from the Dutch for imaginary grievances; redress was refused, and war declared. On the victories of the English navy--for, in the earlier engagements, fortune was auspicious to the fleet of Charles.--France, who had no desire to see England's dominion over the seas supreme, united, in spite of all entreaties from Whitehall, with the States-General. A third enemy now...
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Title: Stories from the State Papers (Volume 2) ; The Gunpowder Plot. a Perished Kernel[ Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset] the Massacre of Amboyna. the
Publisher: General Books
Author: Alexander Charles Ewald
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151097462
EAN: 9781151097460
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 168
Publish Date: 2009-12-31
Binding: Paperback

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