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SHORT BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

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and battle of La Hogue. Loss of the Smyrna Fleet. Fall of Namur, and battles of Steinkirk and Landen. Recapture of Namur. Treaty of Ryswick and end of the War

14-18

SECTION V.-HOME AFFAIRS. Treachery of William's Ministers. Great Financial Events : (a) The National Debt is commenced; (b) the Bank of England established; (c) the New Coinage issued. The Whig Junto. The Triennial Bill. Death of Queen Mary. Liberty of the Press established. The Assassination Plot. The Treason Bill. Reduction of the Army. The Act of Settlement or Succession Act

18–24

SECTION VI.- QUESTION OF THE SPANISH

SUCCESSION.

Its origin. The First Partition Treaty. The Second Partition Treaty. Louis XIV. claims the throne of Spain for his grandson Philip. The Kentish Petition. The Second Grand Alliance. Death of James II. Louis XIV. acknowledges the Pretender as King of England; its effect on England 24-27

SECTION VII.-CONCLUSION.

The Darien Scheme. William's Death. His character and work

27-29 NAMES OF NOTE. (a) Statesmen :-Lord Danby, created Duke of Leeds; the Earl of Shrewsbury; the Earl of Nottingham; Lord Godolphin; Lord Somers; Charles Montague, Earl of Halifax.

(6) Military and Naval Commanders :-Lord Churchill, afterwards Duke of Marlborough ; Marshal Schomberg ; Generals Ginkel, Mackay, and St. Ruth; Colonel Wolseley; Earl of Tyrconnėl; Patrick Sarsfield; Viscount Dundee ; Herbert, Lord Torrington; Edward Russell, created Earl of Orford.

(c) Writers : - John Locke ; Burnet, Bishop of Salisbury; Daniel Defoe.

(d) Other Names: Sir John Dalrymple, Paterson, Sir George Barclay.

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