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HISTORY

OF THE

ENGLISH REVOLUTION

OF 1688.

HISTORY

OF THE

ENGLISH REVOLUTION

Of 1688

BY CHARLES DUKE YONGE

REGIUS PROFESSOR OF MODERN HISTORY, QUEEN'S COLLEGE, BELFAST
AND AUTHOR OF "THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH NAVY; "THE HISTORY OF FRANCE

UNDER THE BOURBONS," ETC.

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HENRY S. King & Co.,
65 CORNHILL AND 12 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON, E.C.

1874

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(All rights reserved.) PREFACE.

THE following small volume owes its origin to a want which the Author has himself felt while engaged in preparing lectures on English History. The most important transaction in our annals is, unquestionably, the Revolution which established on its present foundation the Constitution under which Englishmen have ever since lived. Of that great event Macaulay's brilliant narrative is too long for ordinary students; the account given in even the best School History is unavoidably far too short, while the work of Hallam touches only the constitutional points, the purely historical events not coming within his plan.

It seemed, therefore, that a narrative which should at once be full enough to give an adequate knowledge of the Revolution - in its Historical and Constitutional aspects, and yet not so *minute' or prolix as to dishearten or deter the ordinary reader from approaching the subject, might be of use to both pupils and teachers. And the Author, having compiled this little volume on these principles for his own use, offers it to the public in the hope that those who are engaged like himself may find it convenient.

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