Now and Long Ago, or the Children's Favourite History of England

Now and Long Ago, or the Children's Favourite History of England

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: his father's death he became King Edward VI. His uncle, the Duke of Somerset, was appointed to rule for him and was called "the Protector," because his office was to protect, or take care of the King and the country. Henry VIII. had told the PERSECUTION OF THE ROMAN CATHOLICS. 143 Duke of Somerset before he died, that he wished the young King to marry his cousin, Princess Mary of Scotland, in order that the two kingdoms might be united. The Scotch people did not wish this, and refused to comply, so a large army was sent to compel them, and they were defeated by the English at the Battle of Pinkie. Still they would not agree to the marriage; and in order to prevent it, they sent the little princess, who was only six years old, to France, and agreed that as soon as she was old enough she should marry the son of the King of France, who was a Roman Catholic like herself. King Edward, though so young, was a true Christian and a Protestant, and during his reign the Reformation went all over England. The English Prayer-Book was completed and used in the Churches, and Roman Catholic services were forbidden throughout the country. The King's sister, Princess Mary, and two bishops, named Gardiner and Bonner, were almost the only people of high rank who refused to become Protestants. There was, however, not much persecution while Somerset was "Protector;" but when Dudley, Earl of Warwick, afterwards Duke of Northumberland, succeeded him, both these bishops were put into prison, and much cruelty was practised against those who remained Roman Catholics. This was very wrong indeed, but the King was so young that we must not blame him for what the Protector did. Indeed the young King was quite in his power, and the Duke of Northumberland, more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236592050
  • 9781236592057