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Par. 1820. The queen having come to this resolution,
the prosecution of her was resolved on,
brought into the House of Lords 436 The bill of pains and penalties itself
ib. All England thrown into a ferment by the
promulgation of this bill.... 437 The Bill read a first time on the 6. of
July, and the trial (or second reading)
438 The bold proceedings of the press and the
people during the interval, and the
ib. The Second READING of the bill of
pains and penalties
opened by the attorney-general Gif-
ib. “ Peep at the Peers” published
441 “ Letter of the Queen to the King” publişbed...
ih Prodigious circulation and prodigious effect of these publications ..
ib. The witnesses against the queen (26 in
number), Swiss, Germans, and Italians,
442 Brought back by water in an armed vessel,
and landed near the Parliament House,
Par. 1820. in a sort of fortress, from which they
were conducted into the House of
443 London surrounded by troops and cannon,
the streets barricaded, soldiers and po-
ib, The attorney-general's opening speech 444 Cobbett's answer to that speech
ib. Effect of these on the minds of the people ib. Total discredit thrown on the witnesses,. ib, Excellent conduct of the press and of the people, ....
ib. Miserable defeuce of the queen by her lawyers
ib. The Lords, after long debating, finally reject the bill....
445 Voted her guilty three times, and, from
fear of the people, flinched at last .. ib.
ib. She lays restrictions ou their approaches to her..
ib, Cobbett, seeing that the project was re
vived for getting her out of the country,
1823. Prices began to rise at a rapid rate, and
and Gell, forbidding, in fact, the people
to approach her person any more .... The people cease to talk, or to think, about her ....
454 1821. The king's coronation in July
455 His visit to Ireland......
gratitude, being totally abandoned by
hands of a common prize-fighter .
tion of her husband
the soldiers and the people over her
coffin : two men killed in these fights . 460
The king's visit to Hanover 1822. Agricultural distress : wheat fallen to 4s. 6d. the bushel
461 The tables of the Houses of Parliament
loaded with petitions from farmers and
landlords, complaining of this distress 462 The parliament, to raise prices, passed a
law, in July, to authorize the issuing of one-pound notes for eleven years, which was a repeal of the most important of the provisions of Peel's
ib. The king's visit to Scotland
all seemed flourishing
Par. 1824, Prices still rose, money-gambling seized on the nation ...
462 1824. Loads to all the world were made..... ib.
People talked of nothing but loans and
ib. The chancellor of the exchequer, Robin
son, boasted (February) of the pros-
463 Mr. Jones, of Bristol, petitioned the par
liament against a banker who refused
ib. People ran for gold universally
464 In December there was a general alarm.. ib. This crisis took the name of the PANIC. ib. About a hundred country banks broke ib.
The Bank of England narrowly escaped . ib. 1826. Law to suppress one-pound notes in England
465 Prices fall instantly...
ib. Prodigious ruin following this measure .. The feebleness and embarrassment of the
government arising from this cause.. 467 Dungeons and gags cannot cause wheat to
be sold at 10s, a bushel in gold currency ib.
inoment when he cut bis, throat: the year with wheat at 63. a bushel., .... 481
Par. 1826. This change (begioning in 1822). brøke.
down the insolence of such, men as
own throat, at North Cray, in Kent :
coroner... 1827. LIVERPOOL's extinguishment complete • 478
CANNING prime minister in May: boggles
and reels about like a baby till August, and then died, and became forgotten in a week: his character: his origin : his base insolence towards the reformers:
his sackings of the public money .. 479, 480 LORD Godericu (Frederick Robinson)
succeeds Canning: quits his post at the end of a few weeks :: is succeeded by the Duke of Wellington : the duke finds that the " word of command” will not raise 59 millions a
469 to 477
1828. The Test. AND CORPORATION Acts
repealed : this was the first distinct
blow at the Church 1829. The repeal of the laws against the CA
THOLIC RELIGION, which repeal took the name of Catholic Emancipation: