The History of England, from the Accession of James II - (Volume 1, Chapter 05)

Thomas Babington MACAULAY (1800 - 1859)

This chapter of Macaulay’s, History of England is concerned, for a large part, with insurrection against James II and his manoeuverings to suppress these. Argyle has been sheltering in Holland and returns to raise an army against James. Although brave and quick witted, he was no leader of men and the army became a confused rabble and were dispersed. Argyle was captured and died bravely. Monmouth had also been sheltering in Holland and he landed at Lyme and declared himself king on 20th June 1685. He was defeated at the battle of Sedgemoor and eventually caught and executed. Monmouth is a fine romantic and of course ultimately tragic figure. The chapter comes to an end with the Bloody Assizes and the very bloody Judge Jeffries.

Summary by Jim Mowatt

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, History

Language: English

Group: Macaulay - History of England, from the accession of James II

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Play 01 Chapter V, Part 1 Jim Mowatt
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Play 02 Chapter V, Part 2 Kristin LeMoine
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Play 03 Chapter V, Part 3 Sean McKinley
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Play 04 Chapter V, Part 4 Tina Tilney
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Play 05 Chapter V, Part 5 ianish
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Play 08 Chapter V, Part 8 Christie Nowak
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Play 10 Chapter V, Part 10 Sandra in Wales, United Kingdom
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Play 11 Chapter V, Part 11 GarrettAuNaturale
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Play 12 Chapter V, Part 12 Christie Nowak
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Play 13 Chapter V, Part 13 Maddie
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Play 18 Chapter V, Part 18 Christie Nowak
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Play 20 Chapter V, Part 20 Chris Chapman
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Play 21 Chapter V, Part 21 Gesine
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