HOLLES, hidz. I)ENzil.. Lord (159916801. An English statesman, born at Ilangliton. Notting hamshire. lie was a inemher of Parliament for Saint Michael, Cornwall, in 1624. and live years afterwards was one of two members who forced the Speaker to keep his seat when he strove to obey Charles I, by adjourning the Ilonse before it could pass certain acts upon taxation and re ligion obnoxious to the llolles was fined and imprisoned in the Tower for nearly a year, but made his escape abroad, and returned to rep resent Dorchester in the Long Parliament. (1640). Two year, afterwards he was one of the famous live members whom King Charles tried unsuc cessfully to arrest, and while the riVi1 War ma, in progress held Bristol for the Parliament, and raised a regiment of foot that made its mark at Edgehill and Brentford. Ile was most anxious to effect a reconciliation with the King, because, being a leader of the Presbyterian, as opposed to the Independent Party, he feared military even more than royal supremacy. When be proposed
the disbandment of the army in 1647, its leaders acensed him of high treason, and he was once again obliged to seek an asylum on the Continent, and remained in France until the (dose of the Protectorate. he worked for the restora tion of the Stuarts after his return, he was ever watchful that Charles 11. Ind not eneroach upon the public liberties, dearer to him than the King who had made him a peer ( 16611. and in whose Privy Conned he sat (1679), and he eN•r •ised his great influence toward the disbanding of the army lest the restored monarch should at tempt to use it for his own purposes. Lord Ilolles was one of the commissioners of the Treaty of Breda (1667), and wrote a number of political pamphlets of little present interest.