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HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL
James I. and Charles I.
Oliver Cromwell and Charles II.
AFTER THE MANNER OF MR. BAYLE.
ORIGINAL WRITERS AND STATE-PAPERS.
BY WILLIAM HARRIS.
A NEW EDITION,
IN FIVE VOLUMES.
PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON; T. PAYNE; WILKIE AND
KING OF GREAT BRITAIN.
CHARLES Stuart, the second of that name, King of Great Britain, son of Charles the First, and Henrietta Maria of France, was born on the twenty-ninth of May, one thousand six hundred and thirty. Some particulars attending his birth, and baptism, will be found below'.
Some particulars relating to his birth and baptism.] The queen had a son, named Charles, the preceding year, who died very soon after his birth. “This year,” says Perincheif, “ Heaven was liberal to his majesty, in giving him a son to inherit his dominions; which was so great a matter of rejoicing to the people of uncorrupted minds, that Heaven seemed also concerned in the exultation, kindling another fire more than ordinary, making a star to be seen the same day at noon (from which most men presaged, that that prince should be of high undertakings, and of no common