History of Scotland for Junior Classes. Adapted from 'Tales of a Grandfather'

History of Scotland for Junior Classes. Adapted from 'Tales of a Grandfather'

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...was on the 15th of June, 1567. Many, if not most, of those troops who had joined the queen, had little inclination to fight in Bothwell's cause. She therefore recommended him to fly from the field of action; an advice which he was not slow in following, riding to Dunbar as fast as he could, and from thence escaping by sea. Mary surrendered herself, upon promise of respect and kind treatment, and was conducted to the headquarters of the confederate army. On the next evening, the 16th June, 1567, escorted by a strong armed force, she was conveyed from Holyrood to the castle of Lochleven, and imprisoned in that rude and inconvenient tower, where there was scarce room to walk fifty yards; and not even the intercession of Queen Elizabeth, who seems for the time to have been alarmed at the successful insurrection of subjects against their sovereign, could procure any mitigation of her captivity. There was a proposal to proceed against the queen as an accomplice in Darnley's murder, and to take her life under that pretence. But the Lords of the Secret Council resolved to adopt somewhat of a gentler course, by compelling Mary to surrender her crown to her son, then an infant, and to make the Earl of Murray regent during the child's minority. Deeds to this purpose were drawn up and sent to the castle of Lochleven, to be signed by the queen. Lord Lindsay, the rudest, most bigoted, and fiercest of the confederated lords, was deputed to enforce Mary's compliance with the commands of the council. He behaved with the most peremptory brutality, and was so unmanly as to pinch, with his iron glove, the arm of the poor queen, to compel her to subscribe the deeds. Murray accepted of the regency. He was now at the head of the ruling faction, consisting of what were...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 184 x 242 x 10mm | 140g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236605977
  • 9781236605979