The Italian Biography of Sir Robert Dudley. to Which Are Added, Some Biographical Notices of Dame Alice Dudley His Wife, as Also of Their Four Daughters

The Italian Biography of Sir Robert Dudley. to Which Are Added, Some Biographical Notices of Dame Alice Dudley His Wife, as Also of Their Four Daughters

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...love and affection for his son; for he was in heart devotedly fond of him, and, in proof of it, left him every thing he could leave after the death of his brother Ambrose, Earl of Warwick; namely, all his properties, (Kenilworth, Chirk, Denbigh, Temple Bolsal, Long Itchingdon, and his house in Leicester Square.) Still he withheld from that son's just claims, and lawful ambition, and fervent aspirations, the honest acknowledgment, "that he (Lord Leicester) had married Lady Douglas Sheffield, his mother, at Esher in Surrey, by a lawful Minister, according to the form of Matrimony by law established; that Sir Edward Horsey, Knight, Captain of the Isle of Wight, was not only present at the Marriage, but had given the Lady away; that Robert Sheffield, Esq. a relative of Lady Sheffield, Doctor Julio, 8 See Eeport, p. 45. Henry Frodsham, and five other persons, were present at the Marriage; that the Duke of Norfolk had promoted it; and that the Earl of Leicester had presented the Lady upon her Marriage with a ring set with Jive pointed diamonds, and a table diamond in the middle, which had been given him by the then Earl of Pembroke's grandfather, upon condition, that he should never bestow it upon any woman, but the Lady he made his wife. And farther, had he permitted the love of his child after his birth (for his love was ardent and importunate upon that occasion) to triumph over his craven fears of Queen Elizabeth's displeasure, and over the ambitious prospects which he had entertained, and over his unbridled passion for Letty Knollys, --had he allowed the yearnings of paternal feeling to get the better of all opposing considerations, --he would have confessed the fact, that two days after the birth of his child at Shene in Surrey, he had written...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555929
  • 9781236555922