The History of Scotland, from the Union of the Crowns on the Accession of James VI. to the Throne of England, to the Union of the Kingdoms in the Reign of Queen Anne Volume 1

The History of Scotland, from the Union of the Crowns on the Accession of James VI. to the Throne of England, to the Union of the Kingdoms in the Reign of Queen Anne 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. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...declared to be privy to the murder; but whom her commissioners dared not to accuse, nor even to name, as the defence of their conduct might have terminated in an additional proof of her consent or command. The immediate cause both of the report and of the challenge was instructions and answers from Mary, dated the 19th of December, and directing her commissioners then, and not till then, to recriminate against Murray and his adherents. On the first notice of this report, for which Lindsay, a hot and impetuous nobleman, challenged the author, Murray, with greater propriety, had apptied, as conscious of his own innocence, to the privy council of England: and Lesly and Herreis, when summoned on the 24th, were required, and undertook to support the charge. They produced and read next day, as their only accusation against the regent, their Instructions from Mary, containing her answers to the Protestation and Eik presented about a month before: " that forasmeikle as Murray and his " adherents had accused her of counselling and "devising the murder ofher husband, they had "falselyilied, imputing to her maliciously the _ " crime whereof they were the authors, inveuters, " doers, and some of them the proper executors " themselves." The inspection. of the letters and ' See Appendix, No. XVIII. i copies of them were also demanded, which desire, according to Mary's own register, her majesty thought very reasonable, and was very glad that her good sister would make answer for defence of her honour, and desired an extract of the writing to be given in. But the writing contained no authority to renew the conference, nor any obligation to answer directly to the proofs produced, as required on...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123679723X
  • 9781236797230