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Charles James Fox

Fox's "History of the Reign of James II.," which begins with his view of the reign of Charles II. and breaks off at the execution of Monmouth, was the beginning of a History of England from the Revolution, upon which he worked in the last years of his life, for which he collected materials in Paris after the Peace of Amiens, in 1802 - he died in September, 1806 - and which was first published in 1808.

Introductory observations - First period, from Henry VII.

Attempts of Argyle and Monmouth - Account of their followers - Argyle's expedition discovered - His descent in Argyleshire - Dissensions among his followers - Loss of his shipping - His army dispersed, and himself taken prisoner - His behaviour in prison - His execution - The fate of his followers - Rumbold's last declaration examined - Monmouth's invasion of England - His first success and reception - His delays, disappointment, and despondency - Battle of Sedgmoor - He is discovered and taken - His letter to the king - His interview with James - His preparations for death - Circumstances

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