Maria Stuart; Ein Trauerspiel

Maria Stuart; Ein Trauerspiel

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...of Sir Christopher Hatton, and Mary finally appeared, though under protest. After a scandalous farce of two days, October 14 and 15, where the principal evidence was the two letters above mentioned, the authenticity of which Mary strenuously denied, the court adjourned to London and accomplished its purpose in the Star Chamber, October 25. If the evidence given by Curie and Nau under compulsion was true, that the contents of the letters submitted were as they had really been written at Mary's dictation, then she was guilty of abetting Babington's plot against the life of Elizabeth. But when we consider the virulence of Lord Burleigh (Kobert Cecil), and Protestant feeling in general, we are compelled to give consideration to Mary's claim that the letters causing the conviction could have been interpolated or tampered with by agents of the government, especially when we know that the Earl of Leicester had again proposed Mary's removal by poison, to which an insurmountable obstacle was the refusal of Mary's keeper, Paulet. Why did they not confront Mary with her secretaries? Was it because they had no case? Parliament gave its unanimous consent to the deathwarrant, but Elizabeth temporized more than three months before finally signing it on February 1, 1587t With evident hypocrisy she threw the blame of the execution, which occurred February 8, upon Lord Burleigh, whom she banished for a short time, and upon Davison, who languished for two years in the Tower and incurred a fine of 10,000. Several months later Mary was given a ceremonious funeral, and her body was placed in Peterborough Cathedral. Her son later caused it to be taken to its present resting-place, Westminster Abbey. Psychologically, too great facility in forgiving...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236926951
  • 9781236926951