History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688; To Which Is Prefixed, a Short Account of His Life, Written by Himself Volume 5

History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688; To Which Is Prefixed, a Short Account of His Life, Written by Himself Volume 5

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...her by force to her throne, in opposition to the reformers and the English party in Scotland, had obliged the queen to detain her in England till time should offer some opportunity of serving her, without danger to the kingdom, or to the Protestant religion: that her usage there had been such as became her rank; her own servants in considerable numbers had been permitted to attend her; exercisehad been allowed her for health, and all access of company for amusement; and these indulgences would in time have been carried farther, if by her subsequent conduct she had appeared worthy of them: that, after she had instigated the rebellion of Northumberland, the conspiracy of Norfolk, the bu-ll of excommunication of pope Pius, an invasion-from Flanders; after she had seduced the queen's friends, and incited every enemy, foreign and domestic, against her; it became necessary to treat her A as a most dangerous rival, and to render her confinement more strict and rigorous: that the queen, notwithstandi-ng these repeated provocations, had, in her favour, rejected the importunity of her parliaments, and the advice of her sagest ministers;' and was still, in hopes of her amendment, determined to delay coming tothe last extremities against her: that Mary, even in this forlorn condition, retained so high and unconquerable a spirit, that she acted as competitor to the crown, and allowed her partisans every where, and in their very letters addressed to herself, to treat her as queen of England: that she had carried her animosity so far as to encourage, in repeatedjnstances, the atrocious design of assassinating the queen; _and this crime was unquestionably proved upon her by her own letters, by the evidence of her se-' cretaries, and by the...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236841360
  • 9781236841360