Whig's Progress: Tom Wharton Between Revolutions

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 2004 - 318 oldal
"A biography of Wharton ("Tom," to his family, his friends, and by 1680, to political England) involves an account of the tortuous Popish Plot, the Exclusion Crisis, the formation of the Whig and Tory parties, and the intricacies of the Glorious Revolution. Without oversimplifying a very complex set of events, the author has made his treatment both accurate and readily comprehensible to twenty-first-century readers." "Clark has searched through original documents and used primary sources as much as possible. He has also corrected many errors in secondary sources, producing a readable yet authoritative history of a major political figure in the Restoration era."--Jacket.

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The Heir
11
The Battle of Normandy
17
Innocents Abroad
30
Marriage a la Mode
38
The Third Whig
52
The First Tory
61
The Master at Winchendon
69
Subplots
74
Outrages
156
Seizures
166
Exits
176
Dropping the Mask
190
Galloping
198
Gift Horses and Bridles
208
Checkmate
220
Abbreviations
232

The Plot
84
The Exclusionist
99
Misadventures
115
Protestants in Masquerade
128
Anne Wharton
144
Notes
234
Bibliography
282
Index
293
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102. oldal - That the lords and commons are of opinion, that there hath been, and still is, a damnable and hellish plot, contrived and carried on by the Popish recusants, for assassinating the king, for subverting the government, and for rooting out and destroying the Protestant religion.".
230. oldal - That King James the Second, having endeavoured to subvert the Constitution of the kingdom, by breaking the original contract between king and people ; and, by the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, having violated the fundamental laws; and having withdrawn himself out of the kingdom, has abdicated the government, and that the throne is thereby vacant.
95. oldal - We have here a mighty work upon our hands, no less than the conversion of three kingdoms, and by that perhaps the utter subduing of a pestilent heresy, which has a long time domineered over a great part 'of this northern world. There were never such hopes of success, since the days of queen Mary, as now in our days. God has given us a prince...
96. oldal - I can scarce believe myself awake, or the thing real, when I think of a prince in such an age as we live in, converted to such a degree of zeal and piety as not to regard anything in the world in comparison of God Almighty's glory, the salvation of his own soul, and the conversion of our poor kingdom.
177. oldal - I shall make it my endeavour to preserve this government, both in church and state, as it is now by law established. I know the principles of the church of England are for monarchy, and the members of it have shown themselves good and loyal subjects; therefore I shall always take care to defend and support it.
59. oldal - I believe it hath been very strangely misrepresented to you, as if there were certain secret Articles of dangerous consequence; but I will make no difficulty of letting the Treaties and all the Articles of them, without any the least reserve, to be seen by a small Committee of both Houses, who may report to you the true scope of them...
112. oldal - In case the conditions of peace shall be accepted, the king expects to have six millions of livres a year for three years, from the time that this agreement shall be signed between his majesty and the king of France ; because it will probably be two or three years before the parliament will be in humour to give him any supplies after the making of any peace with France ; and the ambassador here has always agreed to that sum ; but not for so long a time.

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