Historical Sketches of Charles the First, Cromwell, Charles the Second, and the Principal Personages of That Period, Including the King's Trial and Execution: To Which Is Annexed an Account of the Sums Exacted by the Commonwealth from the Royalists, and T
Fb&c Limited, 21 dic. 2016 - 662 páginas
Excerpt from Historical Sketches of Charles the First, Cromwell, Charles the Second, and the Principal Personages of That Period, Including the King's Trial and Execution: To Which Is Annexed an Account of the Sums Exacted by the Commonwealth From the Royalists, and the Names of All Those Who Compounded for Their Estates; With Other Scarce Documents
The wars of York and Lancaster, by breaking the power of the greater barons, had the double effect of strengthening the crown by their suppression, and leading to the formation of burghs and free associations among the lower people, whose vocation of private war was now in a great measure destroyed, and who were, therefore, driven back on the pursuits of industry and the independent assertion of their rights, by this revolution in the state of society. The commons, con sequently, grew into consideration precisely as the barons declined 'and succeeded naturally to the benefit of those limitations on the royal power, which the latter had established chieﬂy with a view to them selves.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.