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SERIES of Letters from a NobleMAN to his Son.
A New EDITION, carefully corrected.
A. HAMILTON, jun. Falcon-court, Fleet-street. 1789.
PA R T I.
PEACE of WESTPHALIA, in 1648.
LE T T E R LXIX. & general View of the Transactions of Europe, from the Dearb of Charles IX. in 1574, to the Accession of Henry IV. the firn King of the Branch of Bourbon, to the Throne of France, 'iñ 1589including the Rise of the Republic of Holland, the unhappy Catastrophe of Don Sebastian King of Portugal, the Execution of Mary Queen of Scots, and the Defeat of the
Spanish Armada, A.D.
ACCESSION of Henry III. of France
umpire between the Protestants and Catholics . ibid. 1575 The king of Navarre places himself at the head of the protes
tants. 1570 They obtain advantageous conditions 1577 Are threatened by the famous Catholic League, which is headed
by the Duke of Guise Phillip II. of Spain declares hiuself protector of that league ib: . His motives for so doing Retrospective view of the Civil wars in the Low Countries 5
The Flemish sea-adventurers make themselves masters of the
The provinces of Holland and Zealand throw off the Spanish
yoke ; and William prince of Orange, by forming the re-
lic of the United Provinces
Requesens, Commandator of Castile
The expedition of Don Sebastian, king of Portugal, to the
Distracted state of affairs in Scotland
Page 1583 Plot against the life of Elizabeth 1584 It is discovered
20 Affaffination of William prince of Orange i ibid. His fon Maurice elected ŝtadtholder
21 The Duke of Parma invests Antwerp
ibid. 1;8; The citizens agree to acknowledge the authority of Philip 22 Rapid decay of that city
ibid. The United Provinces offer their sovereignty to Henry III. of
France He is obliged to reject it, on account of the distracted state of his kingdom
ibid. Queen Elizabeth fends over an army of fix thousand men, un
der the earl of Leicester, to the ailistance of the States 24 And dispatches Sir Francis Drake, with a fleet of twenty fail to distress the Spaniards in the West Indies
ibid. 1536 Success of Drake
ibid. Examination of the evidence against her
. 28 1387 Affe&ting circumstances attending her execution Her gallant behaviour
. ibid. Her character
30 Hypocritical sorrow of Elizabeth
ibid. James VI. king of Scotland seems determined to revenge the death of his moiher
31 He is induced to live on good terms with the court of England
ibid. Naval exploits of Drake and Cavendish
The failing of the Spanilh Armada is retarded 1388 Philip II. makes new and great preparations for invading Eng.
ibid. Defeated by the English fleet, under the earl of Effingham and Sir Francis Drake
36 It is attacked by a violent form and wrecked on the western illes of Scotland, and on the coast of Ireland
37. French Protestants reduced to great distress by the vower of the Catholic League
ibid. Ambition of the second Duke of Guise His violent death