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A HISTORY

OF

THE REIGN OF QUEEN ANNE

BY

JOHN HILL BURTON, D.C.L.

HISTORIOGRAPHER-ROYAL FOR SCOTLAND

AUTHOR OF A ‘HISTORY OF SCOTLAND,' ETC.

IN THREE VOLS.

VOL. III.

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS

EDINBURGH AND LONDON

MDCCCLXXX

All Rights reserved

GRRA DA 495 B97 V.3

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IN,

AND OTHER TOWNS IN THE NETHERLANDS ATTEMPTS TO

TREAT FOR PEACE-CROSSING THE FRENCH FRONTIER-SIEGE

AND CAPTURE OF LILLE AND TOURNAI-MILITARY REVIVAL

OF FRANCE-VAST ARMIES ON BOTH SIDES-BATTLE OF MAL-

PLAQUET,

1-50

CHAPTER

XV.

The Revolution at Court.

-

THE QUEEN AND THE DUCHESS—THE QUARREL-RISE OF ABIGAIL

-HARLEY, HIS INSCRUTABILITY-DISMISSAL OF GODOLPHIN-

HIS RECEPTION OF IT HIS PROPHETIC WARNINGS THREE

CONSPICUOUS STATESMEN : BOLINGBROKE, HARLEY, AND WAL-

POLE — THEIR RELATIVE CAREERS GUISCARD'S ATTACK ON

HARLEY-A NEW PARLIAMENT-THE OLD MINISTRY ATTACKED

THROUGH THE WAR IN SPAIN EXPEDITION TO QUEBEC

COMMANDED BY ABIGAIL'S BROTHER THE HOUSE OF LORDS

-THE TWELVE NEW PEERS—THE FALL OF MARLBOROUGH, 51-98

DEATH OF THE EMPEROR OF GERMANY

SUCCEEDED BY THE

SPAIN

INTERESTS OF BRITAIN

IN ADJUSTMENT OF TREATY

NAVY

AND COLONIES—THE POSITION OF THE NORTHERN POWERS-

SWEDEN AND CHARLES XII. — MARLBOROUGH'S VISIT TO HIM-

PETER THE GREAT AND RUSSIA—NOT ADMITTED TO THE GRAND

ALLIANCEDIFFICULTIES FROM THE ARREST OF HIS AMBASSA-

DOR IN LONDON-THE CONFERENCE OF GERTRUYDENBERG-

THE CONFERENCE OPENED AT UTRECHT-REPRESENTATION OF

THE COMMONS-STIPULATIONS OF THE TREATY,

99-141

CHAPTER XVII.

Ireland.

DIFFERENCE IN THE RELATIONS TO ENGLAND OF SCOTLAND AND

OF IRELAND-QUESTION OF INCLUDING IRELAND IN THE UNION

OF 1707—THE EARLY CIVILISATION OF IRELAND-QUESTION

OF SUSCEPTIBILITIES TO INCIPIENT CIVILISATION AND INABILITY

TO ADVANCE THE TRADE JEALOUSIES OF ENGLAND PROMPT

OUTRAGES IN IRELAND-THE WOOLLEN TRADE PUT DOWN IN

IRELAND, AND LINEN SUBSTITUTED-HOW THE PRIVILEGES FELL

TO SCOTSMEN INSTEAD OF IRISHMEN--COMPARATIVE FERTILITY

IN IRELAND AND BARRENNESS IN SCOTLAND - SUBSEQUENT

REVERSAL OF THE CONDITIONS—PENAL LAWS IN IRELAND, 142-183

CHAPTER XVIII.

London.

THE TWO GREAT CAPITALS OPPOSITE EACH OTHER

SECURITY

FROM ATTACK DIFFICULT NAVIGATION OF THE THAMES -

QUEEN ELIZABETH'S LONDON, AND QUEEN ANNE'S—THE WALLS

AND GATES-STREETS—THE ROW-REMNANTS OF ROMAN LON-

DON—THE TRAINED-BANDS -GOVERNMENT AND POLICE, 184-207

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