History of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647, Vol. 2 of 2 (Classic Reprint)

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The uncertain political conditions in England accounted in a measure for the di?iculties experienced by Allerton in obtaining What he desired. The Parliament dissolved June 15, 1626, after a session largely devoted to Charges against the Duke of Buckingham and the defence Of the privileges of members. The succeeding months saw the efforts Of the King to obtain money With which to maintain a ?eet Of ships for the defence of the kingdom and to send another against Spanish treasure ships and transports. Charles was obliged to pay usurious rates for ready money, and to sell large quantities Of the royal plate, for the grants by Parliament had been meagre, and the measures resorted to by the king did not produce su?icient to meet the de mands Of the long unpaid and now clamorous soldiers and sailors. Relations with France continued to be strained, as the English seized French vessels on suspicion of having Spanish cargoes, and the French sequestered English goods in France by way Of reprisal. On November 24, nine days after Allerton had completed his agreement with the London Adventurers, it was known by some in England that the English and Scottish ?eet of wine ships, some two hundred in number, had been seized by the Governor of Guienne, the Duke of Epernon. Reprisals and other causes of difference followed, and war between the two countries appeared inevitable.

Allerton probably left New England early in July and returned at the usual season of the coming Of ships. The task of making an arrangement with the Adven turets could not have been easy, in spite of the preparations made for it by Standish;' or Allerton's increasing in?uence with the English creditors and his desire to ih crease his own gains, may have accounted for a good part of the difficulties alleged to have arisen. This mission Of Allerton proved in the event exceptionally costly.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - William Bradford


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780260320315

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.3 cm

Page Count - 551

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