The Court of France in the Sixteenth Century - By Catherine Charlotte, Lady Jackson Volume 2

The Court of France in the Sixteenth Century - By Catherine Charlotte, Lady Jackson Volume 2

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...though illimitable in their aim. An unauthenticated correspondence, attributed to Diana de Poitiers with Francis I., is the only ground for the accusation that to save her father's life she became the king's mistress, j M. Mignet, after much research concerning this correspondence, rejected it as utterly untrustworthy. VOL. II. 38 1 SUCH IS OUR GOOD PLEASURE: 1547. The dignity of duke and peer (Duc d'Aumale), conferred on Francois de Guise at this time, was objected to by the Parliament of Paris, as contrary to the laws regulating the institution of the peerage in France. 'There had been twelve judges in Israel. Twelve apostles had been appointed by Christ; and Charlemagne had decreed there should be twelve, and no more, peers of France--six temporal, six spiritual.' That number was then complete. However, the difficulty was surmounted. by a formula setting aside all objections--' Such is I our good pleasure.' That Archbishop Charles, notwithstanding his twelve or fourteen benefices, might also receive some special mark of the king's favour, a cardinal's hat was obtained for him at Henry's solicitation; while at the request of Diana--who would have felt much hurt had her son-in-law been passed over without some assurance that he possessed a share of the king's good graces--all the vacant estates in the kingdom were given to Claude de Guise, Marquis de Mayenne. Hardly could a gift have been made that occasioned so much inconvenience, or that excited more rancour and resentment among so large a number of persons as were thus suddenly dispossessed. 'All estates in the actual occupancy of persons who bore no corresponding title being considered vacant.' 1547-RAPACIOUS FAVOURITES. 191; Honours and wealth for himself and his family fell also in...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236915631
  • 9781236915634