Excerpt from The Gallery of Portraits, Vol. 5: With Memoirs The first open act of hostility against Lord Clarendon was under taken by the Earl of Bristol, who, in 1663, exhibited articles of high treason and other misdemears against him in the House of Lords. These articles, which contained a great variety of vague and inconsistent charges, were forwarded by the House of Lords to the King, who in formed them, that he found several matters of fact charged, which upon his own certain kwledge were untrue; and that the articles contained many scandalous re ections upon himself and his family, which he looked upon as libels against his person and government. Upon a reference by the House of Lords to the judges, they reported that the whole charge did t amount to treason though it were all true and upon this the proceedings were abandoned. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.