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T H E
HIS TO RY
E N G L A N D.
Written in FRENCH by
Translated into ENGLISH, with Additional Notes, by
N. T IN D A L, M. A.
Rector of ALVERSTOKE, in HAMPSHIRE, and
Chaplain of the Royal Hospital at GREENWICH.
MAPS, GENEALOGICAL TABLES, and the HEADS
and MONUMENTS of the KINGS.
The FIFTH EDITION, corrected.
V O L, X.
Printed, by Assignment from Mr. KNAPTON, for
TON, J. WARD, R. BALDWIN, W. OWEN, W. JOHN-
Containing the third and laft part of the reign of
CHARL E s I. from the year 1642 to 1648.
ITHERTO we have seen how the breach be- Extreme tween the king and the parliament daily grew
betwixt the wider. The distruft was so great on both sides, king and
that it was hardly possible they should come to an parliament, agreement. The king could not doubt, there was a design to deprive him of great part of his authority; and the parhamnent perceiving the king was not ignorarit of this design, could scarce question, he would privately take all possible measures to prevent the execution thereof. But this was not all. The parliament had also reason to fear, the king would not confine himself to the defensive, but under colour of standing upon his guard, would put himself in a condition to attack. Before the accusation of the members of parliament, whilft the resolution of depriving the king of his power was not absolutely taken, and many members were yet wavering; it would not perhaps have been impossible to find expedients for a peace. But by this fatal accufation, and his coming to the house of commons, the king VOL. X.