London and the Kingdom - Volume II
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London and the Kingdom - Volume II

By Reginald R. (Reginald Robinson) Sharpe
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  • LONDON AND THE KINGDOM
    • A HISTORY DERIVED MAINLY FROM THE ARCHIVES AT GUILDHALL IN THE CUSTODY OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF LONDON.
      • RECORDS CLERK IN THE OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK OF THE CITY OF LONDON; EDITOR OF "CALENDAR OF WILLS ENROLLED IN THE COURT OF HUSTING," ETC.
        • IN THREE VOLUMES.
        • PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE CORPORATION UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE LIBRARY COMMITTEE.
      • IN THREE VOLUMES.
      • PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE CORPORATION UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE LIBRARY COMMITTEE.
    • RECORDS CLERK IN THE OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK OF THE CITY OF LONDON; EDITOR OF "CALENDAR OF WILLS ENROLLED IN THE COURT OF HUSTING," ETC.
      • IN THREE VOLUMES.
      • PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE CORPORATION UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE LIBRARY COMMITTEE.
    • IN THREE VOLUMES.
    • PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE CORPORATION UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE LIBRARY COMMITTEE.
  • CONTENTS
    • CHAPTER XIX. Reception of James I by the City. Catholic Plots. Purveyance. The City and Free Trade. Prince Henry a Merchant Taylor. The Gunpowder Plot. The King of Denmark in the City. The City’s Water Supply. Hugh Middleton and the New River. The Plantation of Ulster. Deception practised on the City. Allotment of the Irish Estate. The Irish Society. The Livery Companies and their title to Irish Estate. CHAPTER XX. The City and the Plantation of Virginia. Public Lotteries in aid of the Plantation. Copland’s Sermon at Bow Church. The King’s pecuniary difficulties. The Marriage of the Princess Elizabeth. The King entertained by the City. The Addled Parliament. Peter Proby, Sheriff and Ex-Barber. A general muster of City trained bands. A Commission of Lieutenancy granted to the City. The Company of Merchant Adventurers suppressed. Knights of the Bath at Drapers’ Hall. Request for a loan of £100,000. Sebastian Hervey and his daughter. The Thirty Years’ War. Loan of £100,000 to the Elector Palatine. The Spanish Ambassador ill-treated. The City and the Spanish Match. Concealed Lands. The City and Mansfield’s Expedition. CHAPTER XXI. A loan of £60,000 to Charles I. Failure of Cadiz Expedition. A loan refused. The City called upon to furnish ships and men. The Forced Loan. Expedition to Rochelle. Royal Contract. Doctor Lamb. Assassination of Duke of Buckingham. Tonnage and Poundage. Birth of Prince Charles. Demand for Ship money. Richard Chambers. Forfeiture of City’s Irish Estate. Inspeximus Charter of Charles I. The Short Parliament. Attempt to force a City loan. Four Aldermen committed to prison. Impeachment of the Recorder. Riot at Lambeth. The Aldermen released. More City Loans. The Treaty of Ripon. CHAPTER XXII. Meeting of the Long Parliament. The City and the Earl of Strafford. The Scottish Commissioners in the City. Letters to the City from Speaker Lenthall. Trial and Execution of Strafford. The "Protestation" accepted by the city. The "Friendly Assistance." The Scottish army paid off. Reversal of judgment of forfeiture of Irish Estate. The City and the Bishops. Charles in the City. Riots at Westminster. The trained bands called out. The attempted arrest of the five members. The King at the Guildhall. Panic in the City. Skippon in command of the City Forces. Charles quits London. The Rebellion in Ireland. The Militia Ordinance. The City and Parliament. A loan of £100,000 raised in the City. Gurney, the Lord Mayor, deposed. Charles sets up his Standard at Nottingham. CHAPTER XXIII. Commencement of the Civil War. Military activity in the City. Pennington, Mayor Battle of Edge-Hill. Another loan to Parliament. A cry for Peace. A City Deputation to the King at Oxford. The City’s "Weekly Assessment" Erection of Fortifications. Volunteer horse and foot. Waller’s Plot. Disputes over the City’s Militia. Waller appointed Command-in-Chief. Essex and the Common Council The City and the Siege of Gloucester. Courageous conduct of Londoners at Newbury. Disaffection of the trained bands. Brooke’s Plot. The Committee of Both Kingdoms. The City’s Weekly Meal Money. A rendezvous at Aylesbury. The City’s Auxiliaries called out. A large City loan. Insubordination of trained bands. Ordinance for a Standing Army. Propositions for Peace. Royalist Successes. The Treaty of Uxbridge. CHAPTER XXIV. The New Model Army. The self-denying Ordinance. Proposals to Parliament by the City. Cromwell, Lieutenant-General. The Battle of Naseby. Cavalry raised by the City. Plymouth appeals to London. Presbyterianism in the City. The King proposes to come to Westminster. Scottish Commissioners attend Common Council. The City’s claim to command Militia of Suburbs. Ordinance for Presbyterianism. Defeat of Royalists. Charles communicates with the City. A City Loan desired to pay off Scottish Army. City grievances. A new City Militia Committee. The City and the Parliamentary Forces. The Declaration of the Army. The trained bands refuse to muster. Protracted correspondence between the City and Fairfax. City Commissioners sent to the Army. The Solemn Engagement. The City’s Militia placed under a Parliamentary Committee. Great Commotion. Ordinance repealed. More correspondence with Fairfax. The Army enters London. The City submits. CHAPTER XXV. Glyn the Recorder sent to the Tower. More loans. Aldermen sent to the Tower. Threat to quarter the Army on the City. A rising of Apprentices. Release of imprisoned Aldermen. John Everard. "The City to pay for all." The protection of Parliament entrusted to the City. A Royalist rising in Kent. The City’s proposal that Charles should be invited to London. Negotiations for a Personal Treaty with the King. Secret enlistments in the City. Overtures from the Prince of Wales. The Army loses patience both with King and Parliament. Fairfax seizes the Treasure in the City. Royalists in the City. Abraham Reynardson, Mayor and the Common Council. The King’s trial and execution. CHAPTER XXVI. A Commonwealth declared. Analogy between the City and the Kingdom. The Aldermanic Veto. Reynardson and other Aldermen deprived. Mutinous troops in the City. The Commonwealth proclaimed in the City. Aldermen punished for not attending Proclamation. The Council of State entertained at Grocer’s Hall. Richmond Park vested in the City. Resignation of Glyn, Recorder. Trial of John Lilburne at the Guildhall. Retrenchment of City’s expenditure. A City Post started. The Borough of Southwark desires Incorporation. The City asserts its title to Irish Estate. The victory at Dunbar. Act touching Elections in Common Hall. Removal of Royal Emblems. Matters in dispute between Court of Aldermen and Common Council. Charges against John Fowke, Mayor. The Scottish Army in England. The Battle of Worcester. CHAPTER XXVII. The War with Holland. Barebone’s Parliament. The Lord Protector entertained at Grocer’s Hall. Alderman Sir Christopher Pack and his Remonstrance. Cromwell’s City Peers. The Restoration of the Rump. Re-election of John Ireton, Mayor. Parliament closed by Lambert. Monk prepares to Act. A demand for a Free Parliament. Negotiations between Fleetwood and the City. Revival of the City’s Militia. The Rump again restored. The Common Council dissolved by order of Parliament. Monk enters London. Takes up his quarters in the City. Mediates between the City and Parliament. Declines to leave the City for Whitehall. The Common Council restored. The Long Parliament dissolved. The Restoration discussed. The City publishes a Vindication of its doings. Letter from Charles II to the City. The Declaration of Breda. City Commissioners sent to the Hague. The King restored. CHAPTER XXVIII. Richmond Park restored to the King. Restoration of Royalist Aldermen. The King and Parliament entertained at Guildhall. Fanatics in the City. More City loans. Coronation of Charles II. The Cavalier Parliament. The City an example to the Country. The Corporation Act. Proposals for renewal of City’s Charter. The Hearth Tax. The Act of Uniformity. Sir John Robinson, Mayor. The Russian Ambassador in the City. The French Ambassador insulted at Lord Mayor’s Banquet. War with the Dutch. The "Loyal London." The Plague. The City decimated. The Great Fire. Sir Thomas Bludworth, Mayor. The Monument. Sympathy displayed towards the City. Preparations for re-building the City. The City and Fire Insurances. CHAPTER XXIX. The re-building of the City. Fire Decrees. Statute 19 Chas. II, c. 3. Four City Surveyors appointed. Allotment of Market Sites. The Dutch War. The Treaty of Breda. The City’s Financial condition. Alderman Backwell. The Lord Mayor assaulted in the Temple. The Prince of Orange in the City. The Exchequer closed. Renewal of Dutch War. Philip de Cardonel and his Financial Scheme. The Aldermanic Veto again. Jeffreys, Common Sergeant, suspended from office. The Popish Plot. Three Short Parliaments. The Habeas Corpus Act. Petitioners and Abhorrers. City Addresses. A Parliament at Oxford. More City Addresses. The City to mind its own business. CHAPTER XXX. A Tory re-action. The "Protestant joiner" Proceedings against the Earl of Shaftesbury. Packed juries. The Mayor’s prerogative in election of Sheriffs. Election of Bethell and Cornish. Pilkington and Shute. Another Address to the King. Sir John Moore, Mayor. Issue of a Quo Warranto against the City. The City and the Duke of York. Election of Sheriffs. Papillon and Du Bois. Dudley North and Box. Rich elected loco Box discharged. Cornish assaulted at the Guildhall. Sir William Pritchard, Mayor. Action for slander against Pilkington. Sir Patience Ward convicted of perjury. Proceedings on the Quo Warranto. Judgment pronounced. Terms offered the City. Pritchard arrested at suit of Papillon. The Rye House Plot. Surrender or No Surrender? The City taken into the King’s hands. CHAPTER XXXI. Accession of James II. The question of Supply. A Tory Parliament. Oates and Dangerfield. Richard Baxter. The Monmouth Rebellion. Trial and execution of Cornish. The Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Popery in the City. The first Declaration of Indulgence. The "regulation" of Corporations. William Kiffin, Alderman. Sir John Shorter, Mayor. The second Declaration of Indulgence. The trial of the Seven Bishops. Invitation to William of Orange. Restoration of the City’s Liberties. The landing of the Prince of Orange. Attack on Catholics. The King’s flight. The Prince of Orange enters London. The unique position of, and deference shown to, the City of London. A Convention Parliament summoned. A City loan. William and Mary crowned. CHAPTER XXXII. Proceedings for reversal of judgment on the Quo Warranto. Pecuniary difficulties in connexion with City Orphans. Pilkington, Mayor, loco Chapman, deceased. The attainder of Cornish reversed. The Siege of Londonderry. William and Mary at the Guildhall. Parliamentary Elections. The judgment on the Quo Warranto reversed. Disputed Municipal Elections. The War with France. Men and money furnished by the City. The question of the Mayor’s prerogative revived. Act of Common Council regulating Wardmote Elections. Naval victory at La Hogue. More City loans. Disaster of Lagos Bay. Sir William Ashurst, Mayor. The Queen invited to the Lord Mayor’s Banquet. CHAPTER XXXIII. The Rise of the East India Company. Sir Josiah Child and Sir Thomas Cook. The City Orphans. The City’s financial difficulties. The Foundation of the Bank of England. Death of Queen Mary. Discovery of corrupt practices. The Speaker dismissed for Bribery. Proceedings against Cook and Firebrace. Committed to the Tower. The union of the East India Companies. The first Triennial Parliament. The Barclay Conspiracy. The City and the Election Bill. The restoration of the Currency. The last of City loans. The Peace of Ryswick. The King welcomed home. Death of James II. Sir William Gore, Mayor. Death of William. CHAPTER XXXIV. Accession of Queen Anne. The Tories in power. The Queen entertained on Lord Mayor’s Day. A thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s. The Battle of Blenheim. Marlborough in the City. The City’s continued financial difficulties. The Queen again at St. Paul’s. The Tories give place to Whigs. The victory at Ramillies. The City and Prince Eugene. The Union with Scotland. The City and the Pretender. The victory at Oudenarde. Death of Prince George of Denmark. Scarcity in the City. Dr. Sacheverell and his Sermon. The fall of the Whigs. Act for building fifty new Churches. The Occasional Conformity Act. Disputed Municipal Elections. Proposed entertainment to Prince Eugene. The Treaty of Utrecht. The Queen’s illness and death.
  • CHAPTER XIX.
    • (M1)
  • CHAPTER XX.
    • (M55)
  • CHAPTER XXI.
    • (M114)
  • CHAPTER XXII.
    • (M170) (M171)
  • CHAPTER XXIII.
    • (M231)
  • CHAPTER XXIV.
    • (M315) (M316)
  • CHAPTER XXV.
    • (M399)
  • CHAPTER XXVI.
    • (M474)
  • CHAPTER XXVII.
    • (M541)
  • CHAPTER XXVIII.
    • (M609)
  • CHAPTER XXIX.
    • (M679)
  • CHAPTER XXX.
    • (M737)
  • CHAPTER XXXI.
    • (M800)
  • CHAPTER XXXII.
    • (M844)
  • CHAPTER XXXIII.
    • (M896)
  • CHAPTER XXXIV.
    • (M939)
  • FOOTNOTES
    • CREDITS
      • A WORD FROM PROJECT GUTENBERG
      • THE FULL PROJECT GUTENBERG LICENSE
        • Section 1.
        • 1.A.
        • 1.B.
        • 1.C.
        • 1.D.
        • 1.E.
        • 1.E.1.
        • 1.E.2.
        • 1.E.3.
        • 1.E.4.
        • 1.E.5.
        • 1.E.6.
        • 1.E.7.
        • 1.E.8.
        • 1.E.9.
        • 1.F.
        • 1.F.1.
        • 1.F.2.
        • 1.F.3.
        • 1.F.4.
        • 1.F.5.
        • 1.F.6.
        • Section 2.
        • Section 3.
        • Section 4.
        • Section 5.
      • Section 1.
      • 1.A.
      • 1.B.
      • 1.C.
      • 1.D.
      • 1.E.
      • 1.E.1.
      • 1.E.2.
      • 1.E.3.
      • 1.E.4.
      • 1.E.5.
      • 1.E.6.
      • 1.E.7.
      • 1.E.8.
      • 1.E.9.
      • 1.F.
      • 1.F.1.
      • 1.F.2.
      • 1.F.3.
      • 1.F.4.
      • 1.F.5.
      • 1.F.6.
      • Section 2.
      • Section 3.
      • Section 4.
      • Section 5.
    • A WORD FROM PROJECT GUTENBERG
    • THE FULL PROJECT GUTENBERG LICENSE
      • Section 1.
      • 1.A.
      • 1.B.
      • 1.C.
      • 1.D.
      • 1.E.
      • 1.E.1.
      • 1.E.2.
      • 1.E.3.
      • 1.E.4.
      • 1.E.5.
      • 1.E.6.
      • 1.E.7.
      • 1.E.8.
      • 1.E.9.
      • 1.F.
      • 1.F.1.
      • 1.F.2.
      • 1.F.3.
      • 1.F.4.
      • 1.F.5.
      • 1.F.6.
      • Section 2.
      • Section 3.
      • Section 4.
      • Section 5.
    • Section 1.
    • 1.A.
    • 1.B.
    • 1.C.
    • 1.D.
    • 1.E.
    • 1.E.1.
    • 1.E.2.
    • 1.E.3.
    • 1.E.4.
    • 1.E.5.
    • 1.E.6.
    • 1.E.7.
    • 1.E.8.
    • 1.E.9.
    • 1.F.
    • 1.F.1.
    • 1.F.2.
    • 1.F.3.
    • 1.F.4.
    • 1.F.5.
    • 1.F.6.
    • Section 2.
    • Section 3.
    • Section 4.
    • Section 5.
  • ***FINIS***
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