Introduction. Margaret of Valois, Queen of Henry IV. Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Castelnau, Ambassador from France. La Mothe Fenelon. La Mothe Fenelon and Castelnau. Thomas Howard, Fourth Duke of Norfolk. Hugh, Earl of Tyrone, and

Introduction. Margaret of Valois, Queen of Henry IV. Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Castelnau, Ambassador from France. La Mothe Fenelon. La Mothe Fenelon and Castelnau. Thomas Howard, Fourth Duke of Norfolk. Hugh, Earl of Tyrone, and

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...up to that time, had not contemplated the great atrocity which was so soon to be put into execution. It adds to the proofs already accumulated, that this monstrous crime was devised and accomplished merely to meet the temporary difficulties of court intrigues, and that it was not merely a fearful exhibition of royal wickedness, but also a signal display of royal weakness. To save Anjou from the dangers to which he was exposed by his attempt to assassinate Coligni, she not only caused the murder of thousands, --a matter which she was likely to regard as a mere trifle, but she sacrificed her favourite project of an English alliance for one of her sons, after having devoted the labour of many years to effect such a marriage, and at a moment when she believed that she had the fairest prospects of success. On the same day, the Duke of Alencon wrote the following letter to Fenelon: " I see by your despatches how zealous you are in advancing the affair in which I am concerned; you may be assured that I will never forget your services, which I beseech you to continue, in order that I may obtain the content and happiness which I expect from this negotiation. We hope that the Sieur de la Mole will soon return; we are eagerlyexpecting him, from our extreme desire that he will bring us good news, and that his exertions to promote my happiness should not be thrown away. I must confess to you, M. Fenelon, that having heard so much of the virtues and merits of the Queen of England, I believe her to be absolutely perfect, and I never can lose the sincere affection which I bear towards her." We are not about to resume here our examination of the secret history of the massacre of St. Bartholomew; this has been sufficiently discussed already. But the view...show more

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