The Mirrovr of Maiestie

The Mirrovr of Maiestie

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...in his stall-plate, which is still preserved at Windsor. ist of May, 1590, the king and queen landed at Leith, and thence proceeded to Edinburgh, where, on the 17th of the same month, she was crowned in the abbey church of Holyrood. As dower, James received with his bride the islands of Orkney and Shetland, which had in the preceding century been pawned by Denmark to Scotland; and thus he completed the geographical wholeness of his inheritance. On his accession to the throne of England in 1603, Anne became the first queen-consort of Great Britain, a title which has been borne by the wives of our sovereigns from that time to the present. Her death occurred at Hampton Court on Tuesday, the 2nd March, 1619; and on the following Tuesday her body was conveyed to Denmark House, in the Strand, where it lay in state until the 13th May, when it was buried in Westminster Abbey. Her hearse, which remained standing over the place of her interment the whole of the reign of James I., was destroyed during the civil wars, with many a funeral memento of more durable materials. In addition to her eldest son, Henry Prince of Wales, who died in 1612, in his eighteenth year, she had issue Robert, Margaret, and Sophia, who died young; Charles, afterwards Charles I., and Elizabeth, married to Frederick V., duke of Bavaria, Elector Palatine of the Rhine, and king of Bohemia, both of them singularly unfortunate. Many tributes in verse were offered to her memory, and Camden has preserved two elegiac epitaphs, one of which possesses some elegance of thought: --"March, with his w inds, hath struck a cedar tall, And weeping April mourns that cedar's fall; And May intends no flowers her month shall bring, Since she must lose the flower of all the spring: Thus March's...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236539737
  • 9781236539731