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E N G LAND,
The Invasion of JULIUS CÆSAR
The REVOLUTION in 1688.
By DAVID HUME, Esq;
A NEW E DI T IO N, Corrected.
D U B L I N:
Printed For The United Company Of Book-
HISTORY O F
E N G LAND.
CHAP. XXXIX. ELIZABETH.
Queen's popularity.——"Re-ejlablifbment of the protestant religion. A parliament. Peace with France.' Disgujl between the queen and Mary queen of Scots.'
Affairs of Scotland. Reformation in Scotland. <
Civil wars in Scotland.—Interposal of the queen in the affairs of Scotland. Settlement of Scotland. French affairs. Arrival of Mary in Scotland.—— Bigotry of the Scotch reformers.—Wife government of Elizabeth.
IN a nation so divided as the English, it could scarcely CHAP, be expected, that the death of one sovereign, and XXXIX. the accession" of another, who was generally believed to v—.y**^/ have embraced opposite principles to those which prevail- i558. ed, could be the object of universal satisfaction: Yet Queen's so much were men displeased with the present con- popularity. duct of affairs, and such apprehensions were entertained of futurity, that the people, overlooking their theological disputes, expressed a general and unseigned joy that the scepter had passed into the hand of Elizabeth. That princesshad discovered great prudence inherconductduring the reign of her sister; and as men were sensible of the imminent danger, to which she was every moment exposed, compassion towards her situation, and concern for her sasety, had rendered her, to an uncommon degree, Vol. V. B the