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EDINBURGH ANNUAL REGISTER,
DEATH OF THE KING.
Death of George III. General View of his Age. His Public and Private Character.
Accession of George IV. Death of the Duke of Kent,
Plot by Thistlewood and others to Assassinate Ministers. The Detection. Disturbances
in Yorkshire. Rising at Glasgow. Action at Bonnymuir. Tranquillity Restored,
CLOSE OF THE PARLIAMENT.
Formal Meeting at Death of George III. The King announces his intention to dissolve
Parliament. Debates on this Subject. Temporary Votes of Money. Discussions re-
specting the Queen. Proceedings relative to Corrupt Burghs. Dissolution, ·
NEW PARLIAMENT FINANCE.
Meeting of Parliament. The Speaker. The Addresses. Droits of Admiralty. Settle-
ment of the Civil List. The Estimates. The Budget. Scots Baron of Exchequer,
Mr Holme Sumner's Motion relative to Agricultural Distress. Lord Lansdowne's Mo.
tion Relative to Foreign Trade. Other Debates on this Subject. Motion for Disfran-
chising Grampound. The Alien Bill. Mr Brougham on the Education of the Poor.
Delicate Situation of the Queen. She quits., Journey through France. Interview with
Lord Hutchison at St Omers. She crosses the Channel, and arrives in London. Po-
pular Enthusiasm in her favour. King's Message to Parliament. Debates in both
Houses. Delay. Unsuccessful Negociation. Resolutions moved by Mr Wilberforce.
Rejected by the Queen,
TRIAL OF THE QUEEN.
Remonstrances against the Mode of Proceeding. Report of the Lords Committee. Bill
of Penalties. Discussions respecting it. Preliminary Questions. Opening of the
Trial. Evidence against the Queen. Pleadings. Evidence in Defence of the Queen.
Pleadingz. Debates in the House of Lords. The Bill carried. Withdrawn,
Meeting of the Chambers. State of Parties. Assassination of the Duke of Berri. Law
Restraining Individual Liberty. Law on the Press. Law of Elections. Violent
Disturbances. Modification of the Law. It passes. Finances. Military Conspiracy.
National Discontent. State of the Army at Cadiz. Its Revolt. Occupies the Isle of
Leon. Expedition of Riego. Rising in Galicia. Defection of A bisbal. King forced
to accept the Constitution. Massacre at Cadiz. Anti-Revolutionary Movements.
Meeting of the Cortes. · Reports of the Ministers. Finances. Suppression of Entails.
Of Convents. Commercial Measures. Dissolution of the Army of Cadiz. Disgrace
of Riego. Agitated State of the Kingdom. Prevalence of the Liberty Party,
State of the National Feeling. Revolutionary Junto formed at Oporto. The Army
marches to Coimbra. Regency attempts to conciliate. Revolution at Lisbon. Union
of the Juntos. Arrival of Lord Beresford. Discussions. Final Arrangement. Elections, 289
State of Naples. The Carbonari. Insurrection at Nola. Rapidly spreads. King accepts
the Spanish Constitution. Troubles in Sicily. Expedition of Pepe. Convention at
Palermo. Parliament meets. Its measures with regard to Sicily. Views and mea-
sures of Austria. Of Russia. Congress at Trappau. Invitation to the King of Na-
ples. His Departure for Laybach,