The Master Masons to the Crown of Scotland and Their Works

The Master Masons to the Crown of Scotland and Their Works

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...was regarded as a visible badge of the real sovereignty of her princely of ill-spared money that actually took place. descendants. The ecclesiastical associations of the Chapel Royal recalled the monarchical theory of the Divine right of kings. The remains of the Abbey beside the Palace suggested to the mind the valued connection between the authorities of the Church and the State. in some sort implied by the very name of Holyrood. The same idea was More truly than with Linlithgow, or Falkland, or Stirling, the royal residence i11 Edinburgh seemed bound up with the supreme rights of the House of Stuart. Yet King Charles II. was wedded to Whitehall and Windsor both by necessity and by choice. He can never have seriously intended to take up his residence in Scotland for any length of time. As a matter of fact, certain great ofiicers of State in the kingdom of Scotland had permanent apartments in the Palace of Holyrood. There was an hereditary Some portion of the present grounds were Keeper--the Duke of Hamilton. ecclesiastical estates belonging to the Bishop and the Dean of Edinburgh; for at this period the Episcopal Church was recognised and supported by the civil government. The greatest interest, however, is taken in London in regard to the works executed in the northern capital, and the official correspondence between the King and his principal advisers concerning the erection of the present Palace of Holyrood is of sufficient importance to be inserted at length. Throughout the whole of these letters, the Duke of Lauderdale, an eflicient but hated administrator of the affairs of the Crown, holds the position of greatest prominence, a11d largely directs, or rather dictates, the general policy of the Government. In regard to matters of...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880862
  • 9781236880864
  • 2,313,583