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[English Revolution of 1688.]

Noticias de Alemanha, & Inglaterra.  Publicadas nesta Corte em 15. de Fevereiro de 1689.

£50

(Colophon) Lisbon, Na Officina de Miguel Manescal, 1689.

Description

8vo.  14 pp.  Wrappers.   Pp. damp-stained.  Short tear repaired in p. (1)/2.

An account of the English Revolution of 1688.   The pamphlet reproduces William III’s declaration, dated 8 December 1688 in the Castle of Scherbrut (? Sherborne), that he will rescue them from Catholicism and the embraces of the French and the Jesuits.   James II’s consort, Queen Mary of Modena, had escaped to France with the Prince of Wales.   James’s letter to Lord Faversham, Lord Lieutenant of Kent, is reproduced regretting that ill-health had prevented him from leading his army and thanking him for his services.   James fled London in disguise, but was captured and, though William had agreed to meet him in Rochester, he escaped from the city with a page and fled to France.   Louis XIV ordered guards to escort him to St. Germain-en-Laye to be of reunited with the Queen and sent him much needed funds.   Queen Mary’s plea to Louis XIV for help is reproduced, as is James’s declaration against the revolution, dated Rochester 22 December 1688.  

Not traced in WorldCat.

 

01482

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