The History of Scotland, from the Earliest Period of the Scottish Monarchy to the Accession or the Stewart Family; Interspersed with Synoptical Reviews of Politics, Literature, and Religion, Throughout the World

The History of Scotland, from the Earliest Period of the Scottish Monarchy to the Accession or the Stewart Family; Interspersed with Synoptical Reviews of Politics, Literature, and Religion, Throughout the World : In Two Volumes Volume 2

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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. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...see, could by no means become the fief of the English king; and, therefore, Edward's disavowing the pontiff's judgment and decision, who was lord paramount of both kingdoms, was an evident proof that his cause was untenable. It was an easy matter for Boniface to prove, by solid and good reasons, that Edward had no just claim to the feudal superiority of Scotland; but it was not easy to satisfy the English nation that the pontiff had a right to call the present question before his court, or that his decision was binding: And (notwithstanding King J ohn's solemn subjection of the kingdom of England, in fee to the Roman church, to Pope Innocent, and Innocent's rightful successors, by the annual rent of one thousand merks, and that in presence of his prelates, barons, and knights, and which oath was renewed by Henry III., his son and successor) the English Parliament held at Lincoln, 12th February 1301, declared to Boniface, " That it is, and by the grace of God " shall always be, our common and unanimous " resolve, that, with respect to his temporal " rights, our Lord the King shall not plead " before you, nor submit in any manner to " your judgment. nor suffer his right to be " brought into question by any inquiry, nor " send agents or procurators for that purpose " to your court." This shews how little account was made, even in that age, of subjection in temporals to the Roman pontiff, however solemn and sacred they might appear. All that Scotland obtained by the interference of the pontiff, aided by the solicitation of Philip king of France, wasa truce of seven months, which was no less useful to Edward than to. the Scottish patriots. Boniface and Philip...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236993721
  • 9781236993724