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1598.

Peace of Vervins
Peace o Y

Debate in the Council on Peace and War

New Treaty with the States

Death of Burleigh

Cecil enforces the Neutrality of France

1599. Negotiation at Boulogne

Cecil sole Secretary and Master of the Wards

Essex, Lord Deputy of Ireland

1600. Essex's Discontent; he returns from Ireland, and is ac-
cused
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His Sentence

His Outbreak and Trial

Cecil's Conduct

Estrangement between Cecil and Ralegh

Parliament; Monopolies

Supply; Navy; Cecil and Ralegh

Question of the Succession ; Correspondence with Scotland 77

Proceedings of the Catholics

1603. Accession of James

Cecil's Letter to Harrington

Ralegh not in favour

Foreign Affairs; Sully's Mission

Cecil in the King's Favour

The Ralegh Plot and Trial

. 108

1604. Peace with Spain

. 117

First Parliament of James's Government unpopular

Cecil's Correspondence with Archbishop Hutton

• 128

His Quarrel with Hertford

- 131

Second Session of Parliament; Powder Plot .

- 132

Entertainment at Theobalds

. 135

Foreign Affairs

136

1608. Death and Will of Lord Treasurer Buckhurst

Cecil succeeds

- 154

Levy of Customs by Prerogative

. 156

1610. Parliament; Disagreement between King and Commons 161

Irish Affairs; Baronets

. 170

1611. Arabella Stuart; Vorstius

1609, Foreign Affairs; Cleves and Juliers

- 173

1612. Illness, Death, and Character of Salisbury

. 177

APPENDIX A. Letters from Cecil to Michael Hicks

- 184

B. The Letter to Squire, Lord Essex's Servant - 188

C. Characters of Cecil

• 191

D. State and Dignity of a Secretary's Place · 196

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Osborne's Family and Education

. 198

1661. Member for York in the Long Parliament

. 199

His Cavalier Principles; Burnet's Story of him

. 199

1665. Opposes the Extension of the non-resisting Test - 199

1667. Engaged in the Proceedings against Clarendon

- 200

A Commissioner of Accounts

- 204

1670., Treasurer of the Navy

- 204

1671. A Privy Counsellor

• 206

1673. Tenth Session of the Long Parliament ; opposes the Go-

vernment on the dispensing Power exercised in favour

of Dissenters

- 205

Test Act passed

- 206

Osborne's Speech on the Dissenters' Relief Bill

206

On the Money Bill - - -

Osborne made Lord High Treasurer

206

And Earl of Danby

- 207

Eleventh Session

- 208

Commons refuse to give Supplies for the Dutch War - 209

Parliament prorogued

- 209

Shaftesbury quits the Administration

- 209

1674. Twelfth Session ; Buckingham and Arlington attacked - 210

Anti-popish Measures proposed

Habeas Corpus Bill

- 211

Peace with Holland; Prorogation

- 211

Temple sent to Holland

- 212

Danby pays part of the Bankers' Debt

- 212

Buckingham dismissed; Arlington remains

- 212

Danby unacquainted with the King's Transactions with

France

- 213

Discussions concerning a General Peace; Danby and Sir

William Temple

- 213

Arlington's Mission to the Prince of Orange

- 213

Danby in favour with the King and the Prince of Orange 214

Scheme of religious Comprehension

Meeting at Lambeth, and Measures in favour of the

Church

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- 216

Conciliation of the Cavaliers

. 216

1675. Thirteenth Session; Speeches of the King and the Lord

Keeper Finch

- 218

Conduct of the House of Commons

- 219

Parliamentary Opposition

• 219

Articles of Impeachment against Danby dropped

. 220

Alleged Bribery

- 294

Recall of the Troops from Flanders

- 296

Non-resisting Test

- 228

Prorogation ; Supply

. 233

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1676.

1677.

242

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Fourteenth Session (October); King's Speech

Hostile Proceedings of the Commons

- 234

Prorogation for Fifteen Months

235

Danby's Administration; Finance

- 235

Charles's secret Treaty with France

- 237

Danby becomes acquainted with it

- 237

Sancroft made Archbishop

- 243
Fifteenth Session; Committal of Four Lords; scanty Sup

plies, and special Appropriation

Addresses on Foreign Affairs

- 247

The King adjourns the Parliament

250

Danby's anti-popish Measures

250

He is a Party to the Negotiation for Money from Louis . 253

Who makes Offers to him through Montagu

Danby impedes the Negotiation for Money

- 259

His Correspondence with the Prince of Orange

- 260

Overtures towards the Match with the Princess Mary - 260

Mission of Lord Duras to Paris

- 260

r Correspondence with Montagu : Offers to Danby 263

His Answer, and his Views of Peace and War

Ruvigni's Intrigues with Russel and others

State of Parties at the Re-assembly of Parliament in Janu-

ary; King's Speech

269

Proceedings of the Two Houses

- 271

Parliament adjourned

- 271

Intrigues of Opposition Leaders

Consistency of Danby

- 274

His further Correspondence with the Prince

- 274

Who at last consents to reduced Terms of Peace

. 277

Danby authorizes an Application to Louis for Money - 277

Parliament meets (April 29.)

. 279

Commons' hostile Votes

. 279

Charles prorogues Parliament, and makes a new Treaty,

of which Danby was conusant

• 280

Sixteenth Session (May 23.)

- 280

Commons vote to go to War, or disband the Army - 282

King's Speech for a permanent Revenue

- 283

Fresh Difficulties about the Peace

- 285

Temple sent to Holland

- 285

Parliament prorogued

- 285

Temple's Treaty of July 26.

- 287

Lawrence Hyde again sent to Holland

- 287

But the States make a separate Peace

- 288

Popish Plot

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- 289

Seventeenth Session (October 21.)

Militia Bill rejected

- 292

Test Act passed : . .

- 292

Montagu's Accusation of Danby

- 298

Danby impeached

- 296

Parliament prorogued and dissolved (Jan. 1679) - 303

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