Have I three kingdoms, said King James to the ?y, and thou must needs ?y into my eye To which the ?y might have replied, had he been ready-witted, that His Majesty''s eye was as open to him as any other Spot in his royal dominions. The same question, with the same reply, may be put to the writer who, having open to him the whole world of history, archaeology, and romance, wantonly intrudes into the public eye a subject well worn and discussed, and an epoch dark with dulness and disputes. The Interregnum was truly an age of experiment and of transition, but it was also one of the turning points of our national life, and the more fully its details are investigated and published, the more surely will the country appreciate the patriotic devotion and the unselfish aims that underlay the evils and the eccentricities of the time. The more clearly, also, will it realize how the great reforms of the present century had their origin during the few years of the Interregnum, when religion seemed to have gone mad and chaos to have possessed itself of our domestic affairs. For then it was that the sentiments of religious liberty matured with the uninterrupted multiplication of religious sects, that the tree of constitutional freedom was planted in the acknowledged supremacy of Parlia ment, that the principles of a firm and equal administration of justice were expounded in Ordinances and Statutes, and that the scheme of our most recent reforms was enacted in the provisions for 130pular representation. Some of the difficulties of such an investigation are pointed out in the text, but the greatest obstacle is to be encountered in the fact that a complete copy of the Acts.
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Author(s) - F. A. Inderwick
Published Date - August 26 2019
ISBN - 9780331867923
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Page Count - 352
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