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THE

HISTORY OF ENGLAND;

FROM THE

REVOLUTION IN 1688

ΤΟ

THE DEATH OF GEORGE II.

DESIGNED AS A CONTINUATION OF HUME.

BY T. SMOLLETT, M. D.

A NEW EDITION, IN FIVE VOLUMES.

PUBLIC

VOL. I.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY J. F. DOVE, ST. JOHN'S SQUARE;

FOR BAYNES AND SON; R. PRIESTLEY; COWIE AND CO.; J. DOWDING;
T. AND J. ALLMAN; J. HEARNE; PRIESTLEY AND WEALE; R. BAYNES;
C. RICE; H. MOZLEY; M. KEENE; T. INGALTON; J. OF FOR; I. H. BOHTE;
W. WRIGHT; D. A. TALBOYS; SMITH AND ELDER; W. MASON; M. DOYLE;
G. MACKIE; W. H. REID; E. WHEATLEY; AND J. BRUMBY.

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TIBKVKA

MEM AOBK

CONTENTS

OF

THE FIRST VOLUME.

State of the nation immediately after the Revolution-Account of the new ministry

-The convention converted into a parliament-Mutiny in the army-The

coronation, and abolition of hearth-money-The commons vote a sum of money

to indemnify the Dutch-William's efforts in favour of the dissenters-Act for

a toleration-Violent disputes about the bill for a comprehension-The commons

address the king to summon a convocation of the clergy-Settlement of the

revenue-The king takes umbrage at the proceedings of the whig party-Heats

and animosities about the bill of indemnity recommended by the king-Birth of

the duke of Gloucester-Affairs of the continent-War declared against France

-Proceedings in the convention of Scotland, of which the duke of Hamilton is

chosen president-Letters to the convention from king William and king James

-They recognise the authority of king William-They vote the crown vacant,

and pass an act of settlement in favour of William and Mary-They appoint

commissioners to make a tender of the crown to William, who receives it on the

conditions they propose-Enumeration of their grievances-The convention is

declared a parliament, and the duke of Hamilton king's commissioner-Prelacy

abolished in that kingdom-The Scots dissatisfied with the king's conduct-Vio-

lent disputes in the Scotch parliament-Which is adjourned-A remonstrance

presented to the king-The castle of Edinburgh besieged and taken-The

troops of king William defeated at Killycrankie-King James cordially received

by the French king-Tyrconnel temporizes with king William-James arrives in

Ireland-Issues five proclamations at Dublin-Siege of Londonderry-The inha-

bitants defend themselves with surprising courage and perseverance-Cruelty of

Rosene, the French generaThe place is relieved by Kirke-The Inniskilliners

defeat and take general Maccarty-Meeting of the Irish parliament―They repeal

the act of settlement-Pass an act of attainder against absentees-James coins

base money-The Protestants or reland cruelly oppressed-Their churches are

seized by the Catholics, and they are forbid to assemble on pain of death-Ad-

miral Herbert worsted by the French, fleet, in an engagement near Bantry-bay-

Divers sentences and attainners reversed in parliament-Inquiry into the cause

of miscarriages in Ireland-Bills passed in this session of parliament Page 2

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Duke of Schomberg lands with an army in Ireland--The Inniskilliners obtain a vic-
tory over the Irish-Schomberg censured for his inactivity-The French worsted
at Walcourt-Success of the confederates in Germany-The Turks defeated at
Pacochin, Nissa, and Widen-Death of pope Innocent XI.--King William be-
comes unpopular-A good number of the clergy refuse to take the oaths-The
king grants a commission for reforming church-discipline-Meeting of the convo-
cation-Their session discontinued by repeated prorogations-Proceedings in
parliament-The whigs obstruct the bill of indemnity-The commons resume
the inquiry into the cause of the miscarriages in Ireland-King William irritated
against the whigs-Plot against the government by sir James Montgomery,
discovered by bishop Burnet-Warm debates in parliament about the corporation
bills-The king resolves to finish the Irish war in person-General Ludlow arrives
in England, but is obliged to withdraw-Efforts of the Jacobites in Scotland-The
court interest triumphs over all opposition in that country-The tory interest

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False information against the earl of Marlborough, the bishop of Rochester, and

others-Sources of national discontent-Dissension between the queen and the

princess Anne of Denmark-The house of lords vindicate their privileges in be-

half of their imprisoned members-The commons present addresses to the king

and queen-They acquit adinal Russel and resolve to advise his majesty-They

comply with all the demands of the ministry The lords present an address of

advice to the king-Dispute between the lords and commons concerning admiral

Russel-The commons address the king-They establish the land-tax, and other

impositions-Burnet's Pastoral Letter burned by the hangman-Proceedings of

the lower house against the practice of kidnapping men for the service-The two

houses address the king on the grievances of Ireland-An account of the place

bill, and that for triennial parliaments The camions petition his majesty that he

would dissolve the East India company-Trial of lord Mohun for murder-Al-

terations in the ministry-The king repairs to the continent, and assembles the

confederate army in Flanders-The French reduce Huy-Luxembourg resolves to

attack the allies-Who are defeated at Landen-Charleroy is besieged and taken

by the enemy-Campaign on the Rhine-The duke of Savoy is defeated by Ca-

tinat in the plain of Marsaglia-Transactions in Hungary and Catalonia-Naval

affairs-A fleet of merchant ships, under convoy of sir George Rooke, attacked,

and partly destroyed by the French squadrons-Wheeler's expedition to the West

Indies-Benbow bombards St. Maloes-The French king has recourse to the me-

diation of Denmark-Severity of the government against the Jacobites-Com-

plaisance of the Scottish parliament-The king returns to England, makes some

changes in the ministry, and opens the session of parliament-Both houses in-

quire into the miscarriages by sea-'
-The commons grant a vast sum for the services

of the ensuing year-The king rejects the bill against free and impartial proceed-

ings in parliament; and the lower house remonstrates on this subject-Establish-

ment of the bank of England-The East India company obtain a new charter-

Bill for a general naturalization dropped-Sir Francis Wheeler perishes in a storm

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