Henry of Monmouth, Or, the Field of Agincourt Volume 3

Henry of Monmouth, Or, the Field of Agincourt Volume 3

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...it was thought that he could not be amongst the challengers, as he had left the camp with the King of England. The evening after the first day's tourneying was concluded, the Spanish knight was seen to quit the encampment, and it was afterwards discovered, that so utterly disheartened was he by the mischance that had befallen him, that he had made of his armour a funeral pile, and abjuring the world, had retired to a convent in Cordova.--Donna Padilla had also promised like conduct, but unfortunately, before she took the veil, a second knight contrived to make her change her resolve.It is said, that in after years the Spanish knight repented himself much of his sins, and much more of the rash deed which rendered the walls of a convent the bounds for ever of an ambition which before knew no limit. CHAPTER IX. 0 gay, yet fearful to behold, Flashing with steel and rough with gold, And bristled o'er with bills and spears, With plumes and pennons waving fair, Was that bright battle front, for there Rode England's king and peers. Lord Of The Islf.b. The following day was to lake place the general melee of knights.--He of the Red Cross was of course to be leader of one of the parties, and his live companions, fighting under his banner, formed a strong nucleus.--But the bravest warriors, indignant the Islanders should thus have carried away the laurels of the day's tourney, with but one exception, entered on the side of the opposite party, --that exception was Sir Lionel de Braquemont, who, although he was declared, if he so chose, the leader of the opposite party, on account of his having lost no advantage on the preceding day, declined acquiescence.--The Prince de Beauvilliers was then unanimously named their chief. On the side of the challengers were..show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236651316
  • 9781236651310