The Cambridge Modern History, Volume 5

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John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Baron Acton, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Sir Stanley Mordaunt Leathes
Cambridge University Press, 1908 - Enlightenment
"The Cambridge Modern History" is a comprehensive modern history of the world, beginning with the 15th century age of Discovery, published by the Cambridge University Press in the United Kingdom and also in the United States.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER VI
116
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121
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124
Politics in the drama
131
CHAPTER VII
137
Act of Seclusion Holland and the States General
143
Disputes with England
149
The Prince of Orange and de Witt
155
William of Orange and the murder
160
Accession of James II Attitude of William
166
The division of the fleet
183
Blockade of the Dutch coast Peace negotiations
187
The Peace of Breda
189
De Ruyter and Rupert
195
Charles last Parliament
227
The Dispensing Power
233
Halifax and the Prince of Orange
239
The expedition sails
245
William and Mary proclaimed Bill of Rights
251
General features of the Revolution The personalities of James
257
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259
Finance The Land
265
Political influence of the Bank The Press
271
2 SCOTLAND FROM THE RESTORATION TO THE UNION OF THE PARLIAMENTS
278
The Pentland Rising Letters of Indulgence
284
Letters of Indulgence Execution of Renwick
290
The Darien Scheme and Expeditions Results of the failure
296
3 IRELAND FROM THE RESTORATION TO THE ACT OF RESUMPTION
301
Tyrconnel Viceroy Revolt of Derry
307
of James
307
Its legislation Proceedings in England
311
Ginkel in command Athlone captured
317
343
323
The contest under Charles II Nonconformists and
331
Toleration and Comprehension The Comprehension Bill dropped
337
CHAPTER XII
338
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361
CHAPTER XIII
372
CHAPTER XIV
401
Marlborough in the Netherlands
407
Renewed peace negotiations Vendôme in Flanders
420
Minorca and the Peninsula
426
A Peace Congress summoned
432
Gibraltar and Minorca
445
The Emperors persistence The Diet
452
The Second Barrier Treaty
458
CHAPTER XV
460
Harley and St John
466

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