A Chronological Abridgment of the History of Great-Britain, from the First Invasion of the Romans, to the Year 1763; With Genealogical and Political

A Chronological Abridgment of the History of Great-Britain, from the First Invasion of the Romans, to the Year 1763; With Genealogical and Political

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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. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...with great quantities of arms, made frequent reviews of the militia, introduced into the kingdom the art of making gunpowder and brass cannon j she encouragedjagriculture, by allowing a free exportation of corn; she promoted trade and navigation, and so much increased the shipping of England, both by building stout vessels fit for war, and suggesting like undertakings to the merchants, vot. ir. R that she was deservedly styled the restorer of naval glory, and the queen of the Northern Seas. Though Elizabeth had solemnly declared her preference in favour of celibacy, the archduke Charles, second son of the emperor, Eric, king of Sweden, prince Casimir, son of the elector palatine, and Adolphus, duke of Holstein, made applications to her; and the earl of Arran, heir to the crown of Scotland, was, by the states of that kingdom, re. commended to her majesty as a suitable marriage. Even some of her own subjects, though they did not openly declare their pretensions, entertained some hopes of success, and among them the earl of Arundel, descended from an ancient family, and possessed of great riches, and sir William Pickering, a man much esteemed for his merit. But the person most likely to succeed was a younger son of the late duke of Northumberland, lord Robert Dudley, who, by his exterior qualities, address and flattery, had become in a manner her declared favourite. But either out of policy or female coquetry, the queen, who was never displeased with the courtship, solicitation, and professions of love, gave all these suitors a gentle refusal, which still encouraged their pursuit.;..;..... Ann. 1562. The attention of Elizabeth was, at this period, attracted towards France, where the Huguenot party, cruelly oppressed. by, the, house of Guise, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236886933
  • 9781236886934