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BOOK II.

Of the first twelve years of the reign of king Charles II
from the year 1660 to the year 1673.

Disputes concerning episcopacy

ibid.

A ministry settled in Scotland
110

A council proposed to sit at
court for Scotish affairs ibid. The committee of estates meet
in Scotland 11 2

A parliament in Scotland 113

1661.

The lords of the articles 114

The acts passed in this session
116

An act rescinding all parlia-
ments held since the year
1633 117

It was not liked by the king
119

The presbyterians in great dis-
order ibid.

Argile's attainder 122

And execution 125

The execution of Guthry, a

minister 126 Some others were proceeded

against 127

Middleton gave an account of

all that had passed in parlia-

ment to the king 128

It was resolved to set up epi-

scopacy in Scotland 130

Men sought to be bishops 132

Bishop Leightoun's character
134

The Scotish bishops conse-

crated 139

1662.

The meetings of the presbyte-
ries forbidden 141 The new bishops came down to
Scotland 142 They were brought into parlia-
ment 143 Scruples about the oath of su-
premacy 144 Debates about an act of in-
demnity 146 It was desired that some might
be incapacitated 147 Lorn condemned 149 Some incapacitated by ballot

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The king was displeased with

this 151

Great pains taken to excuse

Middleton 152

The presbyterian ministers si-
lenced ibid.

A general character of them 156

Prejudices infused against epi-

scopacy 158

1660.

The affairs of England 159

Clarendon's just and moderate

notions ibid.

Venner's fury 160

The trial and execution of the

regicides 162

1661.

Vane's character 163

And execution 164

The king gave himself up to
his pleasures ibid.

The act of indemnity maintain-

ed 165

1662.

The king's marriage 166

An alliance proposed from

France 167

The duke of York's marriage
168

The duke's character ibid.

The duchess's character 170

The duke of Glocester's cha-

racter ibid.

The presbyterians gave the king thanks for the toleration 308

The duchess of York died 309

The first crisis of the protestant religion 310

The second crisis 311

The third crisis ibid.

The Spanish fleet came not, as at first intended 313

The fourth crisis 314

Differences between Maurice, prince of Orange, and Barneveld 315

Prince Henry Frederic's wise government 317

His son's heat ibid.

The errors of de Wit's government 319

The prince of Orange made general 320

The fifth crisis 321

The French success ibid.

But followed by an ill management 322

The Dutch in great extremities 323

Ambassadors sent to England 3*4

The tragical end of de Wit 325

The prince of Orange made stadtholder 326

The English ambassadors were wholly in the interest of France 327

The character of Fagel ibid.

Prince Waldeck 328 Dykvelt ibid. And Halewyn ibid. The prince studied to correct the errors he fell into at first 329

Van Beuning's character 330

Errors committed by the town of Amsterdam ibid.

The prince animates the States to continue the war 331

The French king goes back to Paris 332

The Dutch saved by some extraordinary providence 333

Ossory intended to surprise Helvoetsluys 334

An army from Utrecht came on the ice to Holland 335

Driven back by a sudden thaw ibid.

Painevine's sentence 336 A French mistress made duchess of Portsmouth 337 The affairs of Scotland 338 Lauderdale's great insolence ibid.

He expected addresses for a toleration 339 Designs from Holland to raise a rebellion in Scotland 340 A further indulgence 341 Leightoun resolved to retire, and to leave his see ibid.

VOL. I.

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