Cavaliers and Roundheads; Or Stories of the Great Civil War

Cavaliers and Roundheads; Or Stories of the Great Civil War

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...for sailing to England. Scheveling, by the sea-side, at the distance of two miles from the Hague, and separated from that city by a long walk planted with lime-trees, was the place from which Henrietta Maria sailed. She was attended by a bevy of ladies, and accompanied by many warriors of note, who, captivated by the music of her matchless voice, and fascinated by the sparkle of her dark eye, appeared eager in the highest degree to fight to the death at her behest. Conspicuous among those who sailed with the distressed Queen, was the Marquis de la Vieuville, a young French nobleman of courage and gallantry, inspired perhaps by that chivalrous devotion which, two centuries earlier, prompted De Breze to share the fortunes of Margaret of Anjou, and to evince his regard for the lady he adored by fighting against odds for her husband's crown. The Queen's voyage was not particularly for tunate. It was winter: and the meadows and groves surrounding the Hague had hardly vanished from view, when a violent storm arose. The fleet was exposed to extreme danger, and the probability of a watery grave appeared so strong, that ladies and priests were overcome with terror. Every lady was anxious to receive absolution for her sins, and every priest being too much frightened to listen, the Yair penitents confessed their transgrcssions at the tops of their voices. The Queen, meanwhile, sitting silent on deck with her favourite lap-dog crouching by her side, could not help laughing, as she heard of many a peccadillo which, under other circumstances, would not have been whispered even to the winds. It appears that Henrietta Maria considered that with her rank she enjoyed immunity from the perils of the deep, and when surprise was expressed at her seeming to apprehend...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236632338
  • 9781236632333