of Bristol and lord Crofts to persuade the king to marry.
The king comes to Cambray. Affairs relating to Cromwell
and his army. The king arrives at Spa, and obtains a sub-
sidy from the German diet. The king removes to Aken.
News out of Scotland. The chancellor's discourse with the
king about his going to Scotland. Description of Cologne.
The king and princess visit the duke of Newburgh at Dus-
seldorp. The king's way of life at Cologne : he sends the
marquis of Ormond into France. The duke of Gloucester is
brought to Cologne. Cardinal Chigi chosen pope. The duke
of Newburgh advises the king to apply to the pope. He
sends his Jesuit to the pope. An insurrection designed in
England by some of the king's party. Propositions to the king
to this purpose. The king approves of the day of rising,
and goes to Zealand. The rising at Salisbury. Wagstaff
threatens to hang the sheriff. Unfortunate issue of that
rising. Ill success likewise of the design in the north.
Accident to the earl of Rochester : his escape. The
king returns to Cologne. Proceedings of Manning and his
accomplice Herbert Price. Manning's person and papers
seized : his examination. Effects of the risings. Crom-
well's orders to decimate the king's party.


THE condition of Scotland and Ireland under Cromwell.

T Two great fleets sent to sea under Pen and Blake.
Blake sails into the Mediterranean. Pen sails to the Bar-
badoes. Cromwell's orders to his admirals. Venables
beaten by the Spaniards. Good success of the fleet under
Blake. Pen and Venables sent to the Tower. Alliance
between France and England. The king came into
Flanders. Treaty between Spain and the king. The king
removes his family to Bruges. Cromwell disturbed with
the divisions of his own army. Blake lights upon the
Spanish West India fleet. Cromwell summons a parlia-
ment, and imposes a subscription upon members: his jealousy
of Lambert. A proposition in the parliament for Cromwell to
be king: Lambert opposes this overture. A committee sent to
Cromwell, entreating him to take the title of king. Crom-
well defers his answer, and at length refuses the title : he is
confirmed protector : his inauguration : he adjourns his
parliament: his two daughters given in marriage. Blake
destroys the Spanish galleons : he returns and dies : his
burial and character. Parliament meets on the 20th of
January. The commons readmit excluded members.
Cromwell dissolves parliament Feb. 4, and turns Lambert
out of the army. Plot of the cavaliers. The king's affairs
in Flanders : he declines the pension from France. Or-
mond treats with Muskery. The duke of York leaves
the French service. The earl of Bristol comes to the
king at Bruges, and is instrumental in recovering
St. Ghislain to the Spaniards. Sir H. Bennet sent to
Madrid. The duke of York comes to Bruges. The
chancellor of the exchequer is made lord chancellor. Or-
mond goes into England: temper of the king's friends
there. He returns to Flanders. Mr. Mordaunt is active
for the king. Mr. Stapley reveals the plot to Cromwell.
Mr. Mordaunt is sent to the Tower. Mordaunt, sir H.
Slingsby, and Dr. Hewet are tried. The means by which
Mr. Mordaunt escapes sentence. Sir H. Slingsby and Dr.
Hewet are executed : some account of them. Crom-
well finds new enemies. Letter to the king sent with
the anabaptists' address. Answer to the address. The
king offers to accompany don Juan, and is present at Mar-
dike. Of Sexby and his negotiation. Dunkirk is besieged

by the French. The prince of Condé's advice: which the
Spaniards neglect. The battle of Dunkirk. Don Juan
retires to Ypres. Dunkirk is delivered to the English.
The king retires to Hochstraten. Upon the report of
Cromwell's death, the king returns to Brussels. Synder-
come's design against Cromwell. Death of the earl of
Warwick. Cromwell appoints his successor : his death and


1659, 1660.

TTOPELESSNESS of the king's condition at the be-

11 ginning of Richard Cromwell's government. Richard

calls a parliament. Council of officers consult about the

government: they address Richard. Some officers advise

him to dissolve the parliament : his protectorship is at an

end. Restoration of the long parliament. Commissioners

are appointed to govern Ireland in the room of Harry

Cromwell., Monk submits to the parliament: so does the

navy. Cavaliers are banished from London. The king's

party begins to move. Mr. Mordaunt acquaints the king

with preparations : much activity prevails. Treachery of

sir R. Willis : his character. The king goes to Calais.

Massey is seized, but escapes. Chester is seized for the
king. Declaration of sir G. Booth and T. Middleton.
Lambert routs sir G. Booth, and takes Chester. Middleton
surrenders the castle. The king returns with the duke of
York to Brussels. Don Juan is recalled to Spain. The
treaty between France and Spain proceeds. Conduct of the
cardinal. The king resolves to be present at the treaty at
Fuentarabia. Difficulties in the treaty concerning Portugal
and the prince of Condé. Ormond informs the king of

the conclusion of the treaty. The king reaches Fuentarabia:
his treatment by don Lewis de Haro. The cardinal de.
clines seeing the king. · Ill state of his majesty's affairs.
The duke is invited into Spain. Affairs of England. The
parliament is jealous of Lambert. Parliament vote against
general officers, and cashier Lambert and others. The
speaker is stopped by Lambert. The officers make Fleet-
wood general. Parts acted by Vane and Haslerig. Com-
mittee of safety by the army. Colonel Cobbet is sent to
Monk. Haslerig and others to Portsmouth. Monk im-
prisons colonel Cobbet. Lambert goes after Monk. Some ac-
count of general Monk : he calls an assembly of the Scot-
tish nation. Lambert with his army enters Newcastle.
The fleet and the army in London declare for the parlia-
ment. Lenthall goes into the city. Lambert sent to the
Tower. Condition of the king at Brussels. The parlia-
ment desire that some of Monk's forces may return to
Scotland. Monk marches into London. The common
council is refractory : Monk is sent to reduce it. Parlia-
ment resolves to lessen the power of Monk, who marches
again into the city, and expostulates with the parliament.
Good understanding between Monk and the city. Monk
returns to Whitehall. Transactions of the secluded mem-
bers. Writs are issued for a new parliament. The king's
affairs at Brussels : his hopes are revived by numerous ad-
dresses. Lambert's escape from the Tower. Ingoldsby is
sent against him. A troop of Lambert's revolts. Lambert
is taken prisoner. Monk and Mountague are made admi-
rals. Some account of admiral Mountague. Transaetions
between the general, Morrice, and Greenvil. Greenvil
goes to Brussels, and informs the king of his negotiation.
The king deliberates upon the terms proposed by the gene-
ral. Letters are prepared to parliament, &c. agreeably to
the general's advice. Design to seize the king, who goes

to Breda. Greenvil and Mordaunt return to England.
The king's letter to the general and the army. His letters
to the lords and commons : also to the fleet, and to the
mayor &c. of London. Greenvil arrives in England. De-
claration of the king's party. Affairs of Ireland. The
parliament met Apr. 25. Sir H. Grimstone is chosen
speaker. The king's letter and declaration received by the
house with great joy. The answer of the house of com-
mons to the king. The king is proclaimed on the 8th of
May. Many addresses to his majesty. The particular
case of Ingoldsby. The king is invited to Brussels, to France,
Hague. Committee of lords and commons, with fourteen
citizens, arrive at the Hague. The king replies to the
London citizens, and to the presbyterians. His majesty
arrives at Whitehall, and is waited upon by the two
houses. Conclusion of the history.


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