Ascanius; Or the Young Adventurer. Containing an Impartial History of the Rebellion in Scotland in the Years, 1745-46

Ascanius; Or the Young Adventurer. Containing an Impartial History of the Rebellion in Scotland in the Years, 1745-46

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...no way shocked at the approach of death. It-, body was immediately put into his coffin, and carried back in a hearse to the Tower, and the scaffold, booth, and all the boards belonging to them, were cleared away in the afternoon. He had behaved himself very alert until the 4th, when he received a letter from his niece, Lady Petre, which induced him to appear in a more serious manner, agreeable to bis unhappy fate. His corpse was, on the llth, carried in a hearse, attended by two mourning coaches, to St. Giles in the fields, and there interred with the remains of the late Earl Derwentwater, according to his desire, with this Hi script ion on his coffin. Carolus. Ratcliff, Comes Derwentwater, Decollatus. 1 Die 8 Decenibris 1746, aetatis 53. Requiescat in pace. It seems the Derwentwater estate was only confiscated to the crown, for the life of Charles Ratclift; Esq. but by a clause in an act of Parliament passed some years.since, which says, that the issue of any person attainted of high treason, born und bred in any foreign dominion, and a Roman Catholic, shall forfeit his reversion of such estate, and the remainder shall for ever be fixed in the crown, bis sou is. absolutely deprived of any title or interest in the affluent fortune ofthat ancient family, to the amount of better than 200,000. This unhappy gentleman was the youngest brother of James Earl of Derwentwater, who was executed in 1716; they were sous of Sir Francis Rat-cliff, by the Lady Mary Tudor, natural laughter to King Charles II. by Mrs Mary Davis. He was, with his brother, taken ut Preston, tried, convicted, and condemned, but seveial time. cspiteil, and probably would have Ltiim pardoned, had he not, with thirteen others, made his escape out of a room called the Castle, in...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665171
  • 9781236665171