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CHAPTER XVII.

1618.

Liberation of Raleigh.--Occurrences during his imprison.

ment.-Iis expedition to Guiana.-Return,-imprison.

ment,--death.-King's antipathy to young Raleigh.-

Declaration by authority of the motives for putting Ra.

leigh to death.-Proof that he was sacrificed to Spain.-

Reform

CHAPTER XXI.

1621.

Disaffection of the parliament. Usher appointed to preach

before the commons,-his conference with James.-Con.

duct of Laud. -King's speech against monopolies.-Case

of attorney Yelverton.--King's speech respecting the

affairs of the Palatine.-Supplies delayed.--Parliament

adjourned.--Opposition lordsearls of Essex and Ox.

ford,-earl of Southampton-his imprisonment.-Lord

Say and Sele,-earl of Warwick,-lord Spencer.-In.

sulting conduct of the earl of Arundel ; his office of ear).

marshal.—Competitors for the post of chancellor. Sir

Lionel Cranfield.—Dean Williams keeper of the seals.

-Liberation of the earl of Northumberland, of the

earl and countess of Somerset.-Williams made bishop

of Lincoln.-Circumstances of Laud's appointment to

the see of St. David's.--Archbishop Abbot kills a man

by chance,--proceedings respecting him.--Account of

bishop Andrews,-Latin elegy on his death by Milton.. 224

CHAPTER XXII.

1621, 1622.

Parliament assembled.-Speech of the lord-keeper.-Lord

Digby's account of his negotiations.-Petition and rę.

monstrance of the commons.—The king's letter to the

speaker.-Reply of the commons.---The king's rejoinder.

CHAPTER XXIV.

1623, 1624.

State of public opinion respecting the prince and Bucking-

ham.- Policy adopted by the lord-keeper,---by the lord.

treasurer.

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