The History of the Reformation of Scotland; With an Introductory Book and an Appendix Volume 1

The History of the Reformation of Scotland; With an Introductory Book and an Appendix Volume 1

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...The existence of these instructions, een by Mr Pinkerton, proves that there had been an intention to disr patqh Sadler a second time to James, but it does not appear to me that there is sufficient evidence of his having been actually sent. There is, in as far as I know, no trace of any correspondence between him an4 the king or council at this time, or any account of what he did; and it is difficult to conceive why these should not have appeared, as well as his negotiations in 1540 and 1543, In the manuscript copy of his letters which is in my possession, there is this note subjoined to the letter written in 1540, to one of the privy-council in England: After this letter Ralph Sadler returned to England, and stayed there till the death of King James V. in December 1542; and, thereafter, in March 1543, was sent by King Henry VIII. in his second embassage to Scotland," This account is confirmed by the pilence with respect to the embassy of 1541, both of Buchanan and of Keith, who, in matters of this nature, is generally very accurate. Indeed Henry, after his apprehensions of a foreign alliance against him..were dissipated, by the quarrel between Charles and Francis, in the fourse of 1540, had little motive for so pertinaciously urging an in. terview, to which such reluctance had been shewn. Pinkerton, itis) true, mentions that Lindsay of Pitscottie vouches for the embassy of The views of Henry in sending Sadler, are clearly unfolded in the instructions given to that ambas-. sador. He was commanded to bring the cardinal J540' under suspicion with James; to persuade that prince to break off from the church of Rome, and to appropriate to himself the wealth of the abbeys, and of other religious foundations; to discover how more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236990293
  • 9781236990297