The Memoirs of Edmund Ludlow, Lieutenant-general of the Horse in the Army of the Commonwealth of England, 1625-1672, Volume 1

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Clarendon Press, 1894 - Great Britain

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Page 27 - Elizabeth, his only wife, he had several chilgreat endeavours to bring the nation again under their old servitude, by pressing their general to take upon him the title and government of a king, in order to destroy him, and weaken the hands of those who were faithful to the...
Page 43 - Lord, we beg not for his recovery ; for that thou hast already granted and assured us of; but for his speedy recovery.
Page 22 - That your Highness will be pleased to assume the name, style, title, dignity, and office of King of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the respective dominions and territories thereunto belonging; and to exercise the same, according to the laws of these nations.
Page 3 - Ludlow, with reference to the summer of 1656) the major-generals carried things with unheard of insolence in their several precincts, decimating to extremity whom they pleased, and interrupting the proceedings at law upon petitions of those who pretended themselves aggrieved, threatening such as would not yield a ready submission to their orders with transportation to Jamaica or some other plantations in the West Indies ; and suffering none to escape their persecution but those that would betray...
Page 11 - Then he fell into the commendation of his own government, boasting of the protection and quiet which the people enjoyed under it, saying, that he was resolved to keep the nation from being imbrued in blood. I said that I was of opinion too much blood had been already shed, unless there were a better account of it. 'You do well,' said he, ' to charge us with the guilt of blood ; 1656 The liberty of the subject.
Page 45 - that the news of his death being brought to those who were met together to pray for him, Mr. Peter Sterry stood up, and desired them not to be troubled : For...
Page 220 - Thou man, will thy beast carry thee no longer ? thou must fall...
Page 38 - This day,' say the old Newspapers, ' the most Illustrious Lady, the Lady Frances Cromwell, youngest Daughter of his Highness the Lord Protector, was married to the most noble gentleman Mr. Robert Rich, Son of the Lord Rich, Grandchild of the Earl of Warwick and of the Countess-Dowager of Devonshire ; in the presence of their Highnesses, and of his Grandfather, and Father, and the said Countess, with many other persons of high honour and quality.
Page 27 - On hearing of this circumstance, Cromwell sent for Fleetwood, and told him that he wondered he would suffer such a petition to proceed so far, which he might have hindered, since he knew it to be his resolution not to accept the crown without the consent of the army ; and therefore desired him to hasten to the House, and to put them off from doing any thing farther therein.
Page 99 - Government should be concerned, such as the " exclusion of a Single Person, touching Liberty of Conscience, " alteration of the Constitution, and other things of the last " importance to the State. Some were of opinion that it

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