Berengaria of Navarre. Anne of Bohemia Volume 2

Berengaria of Navarre. Anne of Bohemia Volume 2

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...in chains with him in this triumphal progress,2 oannot be precisely determined, but his cruel execution was the commencement of the high festivities held by Edward and his young queen at Westminster, to celebrate the conquest of unhappy Scotland.3 1 Among the scanty notices of the residence of the queen's court at Dunfermline, there is in the household hook of Edward I. a payment of forty shillings to John, the young son of John the Bailiff, as Boy Bishop in the chapel of Dunfermline, and forty shillings to Nicholas, the valet of the Earl of Ulster, for bringing the news of the defeat of Sir Simon Fraser and William Wallace, at Koppesowe, by Latimer, Segrave, and Clifford. 2 A tradition of Carlisle exists which points out the arch of the castle gateway as the spot where Wallace passed a nijjht manacled in his cart, during his bitter progress through England. This circumstance favours the supposition that he was brought in the royal train, and that room could not be found in the castle to lodge the forlorn prisoner. s We here subjoin the commencement of a song of malignant triumph, sung by the English, to commemorate the savage and unjust murder of this hero. We only disencumber the lines of their uncouth spelling. It is a specimen of English verse in the year 1305.--Prom the Harleian MSS., fol. 61, Brit. Museum. "With fetters and with gyves, Wallace was y drawn, From the.Tower of London, That many might know; In a kirtle of borrel,4 Selcouth wise Through Chepe, And a garland on his head of the newest guise. Coarse cloth. VOL. II. 15 While the atrocious execution of Wallace was perpetrated, Queen Marguerite and her court were making preparations for the grandest tournament ever celebrated in England since, as the chroniclers declare, the days...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236603680
  • 9781236603685