The History of the Reformation of Scotland; With an Introductory Book and an Appendix Volume 3

The History of the Reformation of Scotland; With an Introductory Book and an Appendix Volume 3

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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: ... Sixth, p. 4, 5.;'i c-: ';.. i--vOL. III.----P---'--j-i"' 3Vt v-, destruction., S6 She was no sooner informed that her wretched upon the favourite had been dispatched, than, drying up her ineen-tears, she resolved to avenge his death. Entertaining no doubt that the weakness and jealousy of the king had induced him to accede to the brutal scheme, she from this moment regarded him with a degree of detestation which subsequent good conduct might perhaps have removed, but which his folly and depravity daily increased. Melvil, with much probability, remarks, that there must have been a design to injure the queen by the exhibition of such a horrid scene. Had the intention of the Lords only been to get rid of Rizzio, that might have been done by strong and steady representation; or if they had considered it as necessary to imbrue their hands in his blood, he might have been sacrificed in any place rather than in the chamber of the sovereignf. The tumult which was instantly excited, and the occupation of the avenues to the palace by Morton with a band of armed men, filled the noblemen, who resided within its walls, with serious alarm for their safety. The Earls of Huntly and Bothwell made their escape by a window, while the Earl of Chap. Atholl, secretary Lethington, who had not been vJZi trusted with the secret arrangements of his friends, . 56. and Sir James Balfour, were, after the most anxious suspense, permitted in the course of the evening to depart. Camden's Annals, p. 113. Crawford's Memoirs, p. 7, 8. MS. Hist. p. 5..; f Melril's Memoirs, p. 67. compared with Crawford as last quoted, and the queen's letter to the Archbishop of Glasgow. Knox, however repels this accusation, saying, that-the conspirators proposed to have...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236852729
  • 9781236852724