The Life, Voyages, and Exploits of Admiral Sir Francis Drake, Kt

The Life, Voyages, and Exploits of Admiral Sir Francis Drake, Kt

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...had lost all military discipline and experience both in the army and navy; that the Catholic population which abounded Hume. 1-Strype. I Camden. therein would be ready to a man to join his forces on their landing; and that a single battle by sea, and another at land, would decide her fate. In the mean time, however, the ambassador of Spain affected to express a strong desire on the part of his sovereign to maintain a state of peace; but when he discovered that their plans were detected, and that England was also preparing her forces, he assumed a more haughty tone, and put forward such demands, in the name of Philip, as he well knew never would be complied with: --That the Queen should withdraw her protection from the Netherlands; replace the ships and treasure seized unlawfully by Drake; restore the abbeys and monasteries destroyed by Henry VIII., and acknowledge the supremacy of the Pope. Historians tell us that all these insolent demands were made to Elizabeth in the following Latin hexameters: " Te veto ne pergas bello defendere Belgas; Qua: Dracus eripuit nunc restituantur oportet; Quas Pater evertuit jubeo te condere cellas; Religio Papas fac restituatur ad unguem." Translation by Doctor Fuller: " These to you are our commands-Send no help to the Netherlands; Of the treasure tooke by Drake Restitution you must make; And those abbeys build anew Which your father overthrew; If for any peace you hope In every point restore the Pope." The Queen is said to have given e.vlemp01'ethe following reply: " Ad Grzecas, bone Rex, fient mandata Kal'enda.s." ' Imitation: " Vorthy King, know, this your will At latter Lammas we 'll fulfil." Whether this insolent demand was actually made in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236992164
  • 9781236992161