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History of England, from the Accession of James II - (Volume 1, Chapter 05)

Thomas Babington Macaulay

This chapter of Macaulay’s, History of England is concerned, for a large part, with insurrection against James II and his manoeuverings to suppress these. Argyle has been sheltering in Holland and returns to raise an army against James. Although brave and quick witted, he was no leader of men and the army became a confused rabble and were dispersed. Argyle was captured and died bravely. Monmouth had also been sheltering in Holland and he landed at Lyme and declared himself king on 20th June 1685. He was defeated at the battle of Sedgemoor and eventually caught and executed. Monmouth is a fine romantic and of course ultimately tragic figure. The chapter comes to an end with the Bloody Assizes and the very bloody Judge Jeffries. Summary by Jim Mowatt

This chapter of Macaulay’s, History of England is concerned, for a large part, with insurrection against James II and his manoeuverings to suppress these. Argyle has been sheltering in Holland and returns to raise an army against James. Although brave and quick witted, he was no leader of men and the army became a confused rabble and were dispersed. Argyle was captured and died bravely. Monmouth had also been sheltering in Holland and he landed at Lyme and declared himself king on 20th June 1685. He was defeated at the battle of Sedgemoor and eventually caught and executed. Monmouth is a fine romantic and of course ultimately tragic figure. The chapter comes to an end with the Bloody Assizes and the very bloody Judge Jeffries. Summary by Jim Mowatt
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History

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This chapter of Macaulay’s, History of England is concerned, for a large part, with insurrection against James II and his manoeuverings to suppress these. Argyle has been sheltering in Holland and returns to raise an army against James. Although brave and quick witted, he was no leader of men and the army became a confused rabble and were dispersed. Argyle was captured and died bravely. Monmouth had also been sheltering in Holland and he landed at Lyme and declared himself king on 20th June 1685. He was defeated at the battle of Sedgemoor and eventually caught and executed. Monmouth is a fine romantic and of course ultimately tragic figure. The chapter comes to an end with the Bloody Assizes and the very bloody Judge Jeffries. Summary by Jim Mowatt

Language:

English

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LibriVox Community

Length:

4h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:22