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NOTE V.

Disabilities to which the Irish Roman-catholics are still liable,

page 496

NOTE VI.

Oath of Supremacy in the Bill for the relief of the British Catholics, as it passed the House of Commons in 1821,Miscellaneous Observations

499

ADDITIONS

TO THE

HISTORICAL MEMOIRS

PRELIMINARY

OF THE

ENGLISH CATHOLICS,

&c.

SINCE THE

REFORMATION.

CHAP. LIV.

CHARLES THE FIRST.

1625.

CONNECTED WITH

OCCURRENCES

THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH CATHOLICS DURING HIS REIGN.

THE

*

HE English catholics entertained some hopes of an amelioration of their condition, while the marriage of prince Charles with the infanta of Spain was in agitation. The negotiations for it, and the wish of the monarch that the catholics might be relieved from the severer part of the penal code against them, were announced by him to his parliament in the speech, with which, in 1621 he opened the sessions. "As touching religion,"

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