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A Compendium of the History of All Nations; Exhibiting a Concise View of the Origin, Progress, Decline and Fall of the Most Considerable Empires, Kingdoms, and States in the World, from the Earliest Times to the Present Period Interspersed with a Short a (Paperback) Loot Price: R426
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A Compendium of the History of All Nations; Exhibiting a Concise View of the Origin, Progress, Decline and Fall of the Most...
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A Compendium of the History of All Nations; Exhibiting a Concise View of the Origin, Progress, Decline and Fall of the Most Considerable Empires, Kingdoms, and States in the World, from the Earliest Times to the Present Period Interspersed with a Short a (Paperback)

Donald Fraser

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1809 Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. The events which have sprung out of the French Revolution, have produced such a change in the political condition of Europe; and these events succeed each other with such rapidity, that we have found it necessary toa dd an Appendix to our Work; th.it we might bring the History of Europe to as late a period of time as possible. ENGLAND. THE liberal policy of the English ministry, of which the late Charles James Fox was the leader, induced them to endeavour to remove, or to lessen, the obnoxious tests and disqualifications which for a long time had deprived the state of the services of a very large proportion of its people, the Dissenters and the Roman Catholics. After the death of that illustrious statesman, his colleagues proposed to introduce a bill into parliament to this eiFcct, and submittted an outline of it to the king for his opinion. His majesty, considering that his assent to the passing of such a bill, would be a violation of his coronation oath, which obliges him to preserve undiminished the privileges of the church, of which he is the constitutional head, and believing his ministers were attempting to entrap his conscience, gave the measure his decided disapprobation, dismissed its authors from his councils, formed a new ministry, and by dissolving parliament, appealed to the sense of his people for the rectitude of his conduct. The new parliament accordingly met on the 22d of June, 1807, but were soon after prorogued to the 14th of August, and afterwards still further prorogued to the 24-th of September. In the interim, a general peace (with the exception of Sweden) lias taken place on the continent of Europe; and England is left to continue the contest alone against a power by whom that continent has been completely subjugated, and w...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Donald Fraser
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 120
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-84888-9
Barcode: 9781150848889
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LSN: 1-150-84888-X

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