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CONTENTS OF THE EIGHTH VOLUME. .

CHAPTER LXVI.

CHARLES THE SECOND.

A.D.

PAGE

12

1674 INCONGRUOUS and impracticable schemes of the cabal 1

Proofs of their intention to establish popery in Eng-
land ....

3
They conspire with the king against the liberties of
the people ...

4
Remonstrances of sir William Temple

6
Ardour of the allies for continuing the war

7
Battle of Seneffe ....

8
Successes of the French arms

9
Partial changes in the English ministry

ib.
1675 A parliament: jealousy of the king's measures

10
Attempt by the court party to establish passive obedi-
ence

ib.
Dispute between the two houses respecting Dr. Shir-

ley and sir John Fag
Are prorogued by the king.

13
Reassemble, and grant a supply for building ships

ib.
Proclamation for suppressing political conversation in

coffee-houses
It is recalled ...

ib.
Turenne opposes Montecuculi on the Upper Rhine ... 15
Is killed by a random shot

ib.
Mareschal Crequi defeated by the Germans

16
The garrison of Treves capitulates

ib.
The Swedes are driven from Pomerania

17
France becomes formidable as a naval power

ib.
1676 Congress of Nimeguen ...

18
Bouchaine taken by the French

19
1677 Enfeebled state of Holland and Spain

20
Uncertain conduct of Charles

21
VOL. VIII.

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A.D.

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1677 His plausible speech to the parliament

22
Progress of the French arms

23
Parliament is alarmed, and addresses the king

24
Their distrust of the king

25
Division of the commons into the court and country
party

27
The king loses the confidence of the people

28
Marriage of the prince of Orange with the lady Mary 30
Plan of peace with France

31
Ineffectual negotiations with Lewis

32
1678 An army raised for a war with France

35
A treaty concluded with the states general

37
Intrigues of the French ministers with lord Russel,
Algernon Sydney, and others

38
Peace concluded at Nimeguen ...

40
Affairs of Scotland: unsuccessful schemes of compre-
hension and indulgence

42
A parliament at Edinburgh: favourable to the king's
views ...

44
A severe law against conventicles

45
Lauderdale’s arbitrary administration

47
Mitchel attempts to assassinate archbishop Sharpe ., 48
Is executed ......

50
Rigorous proceedings against conventicles

ib.
The military live at free quarters on the people 51
Lauderdale's conduct approved by the king and the
convention of estates

53

CHAPTER LXVII.

1678 The popish plot

Oates's narrative
His history and infamous character
Coleman arrested: the contents of his letters
General panic
Murder of Godfrey
Uncertainty as to the perpetrators of this act
Zeal of the parliament in investigating the plot
Oates protected and encouraged by a pension
Bedloe's narrative
The king obliged to countenance the general delusion

55
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65
66
69
70
ib.
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A.D.

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80
82
ib.

85
ib.

1678 A new test act passed ....

Charles protects the queen when accused by the in-

formers
Accusation of Danby
His impeachment .....
The long parliament dissolved
Trial of Coleman

Trial of Ireland ......
1679 Three men condemned for the murder of Godfrey

New election: the zealous party prevail
James duke of Monmouth declared by Charles to be

illegitimate
The duke of York withdraws to Brussels ...
Dissension between the king and house of commons

about the choice of a speaker
Danby's impeachment revived
Farther proceedings in regard to the popish plot
A new council appointed on the suggestion of sir Wil-

liam Temple ......
Limitations on a popish successor
Bill of exclusion passes the lower house
Attempt to exclude from the house of commons all who

possessed any lucrative office
The habeas corpus bill passed .....
The commons deny the right of the bishops to vote on

the validity of Danby's pardon
The house of lords admit their right
The parliament dissolved
Trial and execution of the five jesuits
Trial and execution of Langhorne
Wakeman acquitted .......
Murder of archbishop Sharpe
Battle of Bothwel bridge ...

ib.
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94
ib.

96
97
ib.
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99
ib.
101
102

CHAPTER LXVIII.

1679 State of parties

General disposition favourable to the king
Alarm occasioned by his sickness at Windsor
The duke of York retires to Scotland
The king prorogues the parliament

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107
108
ib.

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