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lords, 24. He cancels the declaration, 25. Test act intro.

duced, 28. Test act passed, 29. Dissenters' relief bill, 29.

Remarks, 30. Campaigns by land, 31. Resignations, 32.

Actions at sea, 33. Congress at Cologne, 34. Meeting

of parliament, 35. Its prorogation, 36. Disgrace of

Shaftesbury, 36. Marriage of the duke of York, 37.

Twelfth session of parliament, 38. Removal of ministers,

39. Proceedings against Lauderdale, 40. Proceedings

against Buckingham, 41. Proceedings against Arlington,

42. Orders of the house of lords, 43. Proposals of peace

from the States, 44. Treaty, 45. Designs against the

duke of York, ib. Projects of that prince, 47. Proroga-

tion, 48. The duke of Monmouth, ib. Intrigues of the

prince of Orange, 50. Intrigues of Shaftesbury, 51. In-

trigues of Arlington, '52. Plans of the opposition, 53.

Plans of the ministry, 55. Remonstrance of the duke of

York, 56. Opening of the session, ib. Proceedings in the

house of commons, 57. Non-resisting test in the house of

59. Debate on the declaration, 60. Debate on the

oath, 63. Objections, ib. The test as amended in the

committee, 64. Dispute respecting appeals, 65.


rogation, 67. Another session, 68. Renewal of the

contest between the houses, ib. Account of Luzancy, 71.

Transactions in Scotland, 73. Attempt on the life of

Sharp, 74. Indulgence to ejected ministers, 75. Proceed-

ings in parliament, ib. Act against field conventicles, 77.

Attempt at " comprehension," 78. The second indulgence,

79. Opposition in parliament, 80. Increase of conven-

ticles, 81. Ireland, 82. Recall of Ormond, 83. Claims of

the natives, 83. Commission of review, 81. Commission

dissolved, ib. Act of settlement reviewed, 85.

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houses, 91. French depredations, 92. Dispute respecting

the legality of the parliament, 93. Opening of the session,

1677, ib. Debate in the commons, 94. In the house of

lords, ib. The four lords committed, 95. Views of parties,

ib. Bills for the security of the church, 96. Rejected by

the commons, 97. Grants of money, 98.

Addresses for

war, 99. Adjournment; 100. Pension from France, 101.

Lords discharged from the Tower, 103. Arrival of the

prince of Orange, 104. His marriage with the princess

Mary, 105. Conferences respecting peace, ib.


proposes terms to Louis, 106. Answer of Louis, 107. Who

seeks to bribe the king and his ministers, 109. And in- .

trigues with the popular party, 110. And with the Dutch,

112. Opposition in parliament, 113. Charles makes á

new proposal, 115. Louis takes Ghent and I pres, 116.

Proceedings in parliament, ib. New project of peace,

118. Refusal of a supply, 120. The States agree with

France, 121. Charles concludes a secret treaty, 122.

Second refusal of a supply, 123. Treaty against France,

124. Peace at Nimeguen, 125. Battle of St. Denis,

126. Mons is relieved, 126. All the powers cousent

to peace, 127._Titus Oates, 129. His confederacy with

Tonge, 130. They forge a plot, 131. It is disclosed to

the king, 132. Five forged letters, 133. Oates makes

an affidavit, 134. He is called before the council, ib.

His narrative, 135. And subsequent examination, 137.

Seizure of papers, 138. And of Coleman's correspondence,

138. The king goes to Newmarket, 141. Death of sir Eu-

mondbury Godfrey, 142. Excitement of the people, 143—

Ferment at the meeting of parliament, 144. Additional

disclosures of Oates, 145. The bill for excluding catholics,

146. Vote of both houses, 147. Funeral of Godfrey, ib.

Precautions, 148. Address against the duke of York, 149.

The test bill passed, 151. À new witness comes forward,

153. Depositions of Bedloe, 154. Their absurdity, 156.

A vivorce proposed to the king, 157. Oates accuses the

queen, 157. Bedloe also accuses her, 158. The lords re-

fuse to join with the commons, 159. Trials on account of

the plot, 160. Trial of Stayley, 161. Of Coleman, 162.

Of five others, 163. Information of Prance, 164. Monta-

gue's intrigue against Danby, 165. Who seizes Montague's

papers, 167. But Danby's despatches are saved, ib. And

are read to the house, 168. Impeachment of Danby, 169.

Montague's baseness, 170. Danby's defence, 171. Proro-

gation of parliament, 172.

A new parliament, 173. The duke is forced to quit England,

175. Dispute respecting the choice of a speaker, 176. А

pardon granted to Danby, 178. And_objected to by the

commons, 179. Danby is sent to the Tower, 181. Prose-

cution of the plot, ib. Plea of the lords in the Tower, 183,

Trial and conviction of Reading, ib. Plan of a new coun.

cil, 185. Their names, 186. The king's policy, 188.

Plans of Shaftesbury, ib. Expedients proposed by the

king, 189. Rejected by the house, 190. Bill of exclusion,

ib. Reasons in its favour 191. Reasons against it, 192.

Right of bishops to vote at trial of peers, 193. Inquiry

into bribes taken by members, 195. Prorogation of parlia-

ment, 196. Habeas corpus act, ib. Affairs of Scotland,

197. Trial and execution of Mitchell, 199. Projects of

revenge, 201. More coercive measures, ib. Murder of

archbishop Sharp, 203. Insurrection, 204. Victory of the

insurgents, 205. Their infatuation, 206. Their defeat

at Bothwell-bridge, 207. Trial of the jesuits, ib. And of

Langhorne, 209. Their execution, 210. Trial of Wake-

man and others, 211. Who are acquitted, ib. Execution

of priests on account of their character, 213. Dissolution

of parliament, 214. The duke of York in Brussels, ib. He

visits the king at Windsor, 215. Goes to reside in Scot-

land, 217. Unexpected prorogation, 218. Its cause, ib.

Rewards given by France, 219. Plans of the popular

leaders, 220. Recall of Monmouth, 221. A seditious libel,

222. Petitions for sitting of parliament, ib. Counter ad-

dresses, 224. Recall of the duke of York, 225. Denial of

Monmouth's legitimacy, 226. Duke of York presented for

recusancy, 226. Whig and Tory, 227. Account of Dan-

gerfield, ib. He is sent to Newgate, 229. Turns informer,

ib. His testimony is disbelieved, 230. The Yorkshire

plot, 231. Conduct of the king, 232. Of the duke of

York, 233. Of the prince of nge, 233. Of the duke of

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