The Diary of John Evelyn, Esq., F.R.S; To Which Are Added a Selection from His Familiar Letters and the Private Correspondence Between King Charles I and Sir Edward Nicholas, and Between Sir Edward Hyde (Afterwards Earl of Volume 4

The Diary of John Evelyn, Esq., F.R.S; To Which Are Added a Selection from His Familiar Letters and the Private Correspondence Between King Charles I and Sir Edward Nicholas, and Between Sir Edward Hyde (Afterwards Earl of Volume 4

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... Edward Hyde to Sir Richard Browne. Sr, I haue yours of the 3d and the 6. of this moneth: and you had receaued an answer to the first before the last had come to my hands, if it had bene in my power to haue returned you such a one as could haue satisfyed my selfe. I was as full of the sense of the iniury and indignity that is offred to your Captaynes at Brest, and truly so is the Kinge, as they could wish, but you know iniuryes and acts of iniustice are not as soone remedyed and repayred heare, as dicouered: The Kinge wished young La Jermin, Mr. Atturny and my selfe, to consider what was to be done, and wee were all of opinion, knowinge what Princes all Gouernors are at present in ffrance, that it would not be fitt to mooue the Courte, which no doubte knows nothinge of this arrest and restrainte, nor it may be of the bargayne and connivance for the admissyon of our shipps (for you know wee haue bene longe without the benefitt of the printed Order you mention) before Mons. Castelnoe (from whome the orders were without question sent, for his owne benefitt) be first spoken with, and my Ld Jermin1 promised to worthy of nothing but exilement, begin to be looked upon according to their worth and known gallantry." 1 Jermyn's influence at the exiled Court had for some time been very great; and is thus described by a journalist of that period, in a volume of Tracts in the British Museum: " The little Queen is retired to the nunnery at Chaliot, there to spend her time a while in devotion, for the advance of some designes that she hath on foot; she left her son the fugitive at the Louvre, given up to the bent of his Common Prayer Mongers, and of Jermyn, whose power is now greater with him than any; which is a sure sign that his Mother...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236919599
  • 9781236919595