Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4

A series of pen and pencil sketches of the lives of more than 200 of the most prominent personages in History

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 107,447 / 325 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.3
LoC Categories: CT, D
Downloads: 1,034
Added to site: 2008.08.27
mnybks.net#: 21888
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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ne daughter was the wife of his opponent; the other threw herself into the hands of the insurgents. In the agony of his heart the father exclaimed, "God help me! my own children have forsaken me!" He sent the queen and infant prince to France. Public affairs were in the utmost confusion, and seemed likely to remain so while he stayed in the island. After many of those perplexing adventures and narrow escapes which generally befall dethroned royalty, he at length succeeded in embarking for the continent.

[Illustration: Council of war after the landing of William of Orange.]

The prince issued circular letters for the election of members to a convention, which met January 22, 1689. It appeared at once that the House of Commons, agreeably to the prevailing sentiments both of the nation and of those in present authority, was chiefly chosen from among the Whig party. The throne was declared vacant by the following vote: "That King James the Second, having endeavored to subvert the constitution of the

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