Life of Mary Queen of the Scots Volume 1

Life of Mary Queen of the Scots 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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...not; or if he did, came not abroad." Darnley, who, like his father, and probably acting by his advice, occasionally made his Popish principles bend to his political interests, and was minded to play the popular, went in state on the following Sunday, August 19, to the High Kirk of Edinburgh to hear John Knox preach, a throne having been erected on purpose for his accommodation. Knox made a most offensive personal attack on his Majesty in the face of the whole congregation, coupled with still coarser and more insulting language of the Queen--afl'irming, among other things, "that God set in that room, for the offences and sins of the people, boys and women, and that God justly punished Ahab and his posterity, because he would not take order with that harlot Jezebel." Darnley must have been less than man to hear such expressions applied to his Queen and wife without indignation. The length of the sermon, which detained him an hour and more "longer than the time appointed, aggravated his displeasure, and so commoved him that he would not dine; and being troubled with great fury, he past In the afternoon to the hawking." l The Queen had borne from Kn0x's llps comparisons no less odious, seeing he had, to her very face, likened her to Herod and Herodias's daughter, to Nebuchadnezmr, and to Nero, besides many offensive reproaches on her sex, without inflicting the slightest punishment on him; but Darnley being of a different temper, Knox was instantly summoned before the council. He came, accomP'Jaied, as usual, by a great number of his followers, and some of the leading men in Edinburgh. Darnley, being at the head of a powerful gathering of the feudal militia, was not intimidated by burghers...show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968832
  • 9781236968838