This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1844 Excerpt: ... the same; it was not an exclusive policy like that of Louis XIVth, or of Spain or of the Pope; but it was, a policy, that took into the largest comprehension, a tried system, that had flourished in Europe, for forty years; which was at length adopted; but not created, by Great Britain! But the circumstances of the times, caused the conventional Parliament in 1688, to make a provision for the better protection of Protestantism, which did not exist in the treaties of Munster in 1649, by requiring tests from the Roman Catholics, which they could not give; thus separating them from Political power and influence in the State, as well as placing the Government of Great Britain, still subject to the Laws of Praemunire, if they dealt with the Pope. We are far from disapproving this policy, looking to the great Political struggle then taking place in Europe; at the head of which on the one side, was France, with all the power of Intrigue, which then existed, through the means of Roman Catholic persuasion, in every part of Europe; the use that was made both by Spain and France of this authority, there being a Catholic Pretender to the throne of England; although we do not admit that the struggle, ever between England and France, was essentially Protestant or Catholic; for all the while that this policy was going on, King William as well as the illustrious House of Brunswick, formed alliances with Catholic Countries. The Kings of France, only, invoked extreme Catholic opinions, when they thought the same would have a moral effect on Europe, when such invocation, generally failed. We contend, the broad principles, that set up the policy of 1649, afterwards brought about the settlement of affairs in 1688; was not for the purpose of establishing Exclusiveness; but, was t...
|Book:||Irish question considered in its integrity|
|Author:||William Long Wellesley Mornington|
|Publisher:||General Books LLC|
|Number of Pages:||64|
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