An Historical and Descriptive Account of Cumnor Place, Berks, with Biographical Notices of the Lady Amy Dudley and of Anthony Forster, Esq. Sometime M.P. for Abingdon; Followed by Some Remarks on the Statements in Sir Walter Scott's
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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...of such an alliance was discussed at a meeting of the Privy Council, in April, 1566, when Cecil assigned the reasons that follow for not sanctioning it, one of which proves that time had not removed from his mind the rumour, true or false, of his having been privy to his wife's destruction. From a minute of Secretary Cecil. "De matrimonio Reginae Angliae cum extero "principe, April, 1566. "Reasons against E. of L--"I. Nothing is increased by Marriadg of hym "either in Riches, Estimation, Power. "II. It will be thought that the slanderoos "Speches of the Quene with the Erie have been "trewe. "III. He shall study nothing but to enhanss "his owne particular Frends to Welth, to Officees, - to Lands, and to offend others. "Sir H. Sydney Middlemore "Erl Warwyk Colshill "Sir James Croft Wyseman "Henry Dudley Killigrew "Sir Fran. Jobson John Dudley "Apleyard 1.1. Christmas "Hornsey Fostar "Layghton Ellyss "Mollynex Middleton "IV. He is infamed by deth of his wiff. "V. He is farr in Debt. "VI. He is lyke to prove unkynd or gelooss of "the Quenes Majestyc." There can be no difference of opinion of Queen Elizabeth having entertained feelings of great regard for Dudley; but at the same time it is very much to be doubted whether she ever had an intention of making him her husband, although it is well authenticated that she proposed him as such to her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots, and that she showered on him almost every favour and honour in her power to bestow. But, notwithstanding all his influence, he was unable to stifle the odium of criminality in his wife's death, and his enemies took especial care not to omit an opportunity in...
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