Biography of Sir Thomas Stucley. the Famous History of the Life and Death of Capt. Thomas Stukeley. Nobody and Somebody
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... Italy there are very few. At Milan there resideth Sir Thomas Stucley, who hath 100 crowns a month pension from the King of Spain. This Stucley is a grand traitor and enemy to his country, and were it not for the Duke of Feria, who entertaineth him at his own table, he might long since have rode back to Madrid on an ass as he came.' 1 1 Deposition of John Semple, Aug. 13, 1591 (Domestic MSS.). 'Of Burghley's account of Stucley finishes thus; ' Of this man might be written whole volumes to paint out the life of a man in the highest degree of vain-glory, prodigality, falsehood, and vile and filthy conversation of life, and altogether without faith, conscience, or religion. And yet this man was he whom the rebels aforenamed (the Earl of Westmoreland, Norton, Leonard Dacres, and Markenfield) and all other fugitives being conversant at Rome did hang all their hope upon, to have their malicious purposes performed to the ruin of the Queen their sovereign and their native country. But the end hereof so fell out by God's ordinance as by this traitor neither her Majesty nor her subjects received any damage; neither yet could any person in England or Ireland become owner of one foot of land by his death. Neither of Dukedoms, Marquisates, or Lordships was it possible for her Majesty to benefit any person with the forfeitures thereof. But if his death did profit any, it was to the King of Spain and the Popes, by determination of their pensions, although it was credibly reported that the King of Spain, by advice of some of his wise counsellors, had discharged him of all pensions and entertainments and gave him passage to Rome.' Burghley's account of Stucley's two companions, Sanders and Fitzmorris, ...
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