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A History of England Principally in the Seventeent

Foundation of the kingdom of great britain


II. Outlines of the Reformation in Scotland 238

III. Mary Stuart in Scotland. Relation of the two Queens to each other 254

IV. Interdependence of the European dissensions in Politics and Religion 280

V. The fate of Mary Stuart 300

VI. The Invincible Armada 316

VII. The later years of Queen Elizabeth 330

BOOK IV.

FOUNDATION OF THE KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN. FIRST DISTURBANCES UNDER THE STUARTS.

INTRODUCTION 359

CHAP. I. James VI of Scotland: his accession to the throne of England 361

Origin of fresh dissensions in the Church 361

Alliance with England 364

Renewal of the Episcopal Constitution in Scotland 368

Preparations for the Succession to the English Throne 375

Accession to the Throne 381

II. First measures of the new reign 386

III. The Gunpowder Plot and its consequences 403

IV. Foreign policy of the next ten years 418

V. Parliaments of 1610 and 1614 436

VI. Survey of the literature of the epoch 450

BOOK V.

DISPUTES WITH PARLIAMENT DURING THE LATER YEARS OF THE REIGN OF JAMES I AND THE EARLIER YEARS OF THE REIGN OF CHARLES I.

INTRODUCTION 467

CHAP. I. James I and his administration of domestic government 469

II. Complications arising out of the affairs of the Palatinate 484

III. Parliament of the year 1621 497

IV. Negotiations for the marriage of the Prince of Wales with a Spanish Infanta 509

V. The Parliament of 1624. Alliance with France 522

VI. Beginning of the reign of Charles I, and his First and Second Parliament 537

VII. The course of foreign policy from 1625 to 1627 554


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