The History of England: From the Revolution in 1688, to the Death of George the Second. Designed as a Continuation of Hume

Front Cover
Thomas Davis, 1844 - Great Britain - 967 pages

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 161 - That in case the crown and imperial dignity of this realm shall hereafter come to any person not being a native of this kingdom of England this nation be not obliged to engage in any war for the defence of any dominions or territories which do not belong to the crown of England without the consent of Parliament.
Page 181 - An act for the further security of his Majesty's person and the succession of the crown in the Protestant line, and for extinguishing the hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales, and all other pretenders, and their open and secret abettors...
Page 161 - That no person who has an office or place of profit under the King, or receives a pension from the crown, shall be capable of serving as a member of the house of commons.
Page 162 - That after the said limitation shall take effect as aforesaid, judges' commissions be made Quamdiu se bene gesserint, and their salaries ascertained and established ; but upon the address of both Houses of Parliament it may be lawful to remove them.
Page 219 - An Act for the effectual securing the Kingdom of England from the apparent dangers that may arise from several Acts lately passed in the Parliament of Scotland.
Page 152 - ... this kingdom of England, dominion of Wales, or town of Berwick upon Tweed...
Page 229 - An Act for the security of Her " Majesty's Person and Government, and of the " succession to the Crown of Great Britain in the
Page 67 - ... that upon the trial of any peer or peeress either for treason or misprision all the peers who have a right to sit and vote in Parliament shall be duly summoned twenty days at least before every such trial to appear at every such trial, and that every peer so summoned and appearing at such trial shall vote in the trial...
Page 232 - William, intituled, an act for the further limitation of the crown, and the better securing the rights and liberties of the subject.
Page 137 - ... and that of the government. He recommended the maintenance of a considerable navy, and gave it as his opinion, that for the present, England could not be safe without a standing army. He promised to rectify such corruptions and abuses as might have crept into any part of the administration during the war ; and effectually to discourage profaneness and immorality?

Bibliographic information