A Popular History of England from the Earliest Times to the Reign of Queen Victoria Volume 2

A Popular History of England from the Earliest Times to the Reign of Queen Victoria Volume 2

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...concealed from her that the judgement was to be definitive. The queen did not appear, and was declared contumacious; during a tortnight the summons was repeated, then, on the 23rd of May, Cranmer solemnly declared the nullity of the marriage. On the 28th of May, he proclaimed the union already contracted between King Henry Vlll. and the Lady Anne Boleyn, who was crowned at Westminster, with great pomp, on the 1st of June. The task was accomplished and the king had secured his wishes; he had worked unceasingly for this object during six years past. The consequences were not long in manifesting themselves; on the nth of June, the Pope annulled the sentence ol Cranmer, and published the excommunication of Henry and Anne, not without contriving another possibility of reconcilliation: the decree was only to be definitive in the month of September; in the interval an interview was being prepared between Clement VII. and Francis I. at Marseilles. But the conduct of Henry VIII. was hesitating and inconsistent; the English ambassadors admitted to the conference at Marseilles, had no power to negotiate. Francis l. demanded that the question of they divorce should be again laid before a consistory," from which the Imperialist cardinals should be excluded; but an emissary of the king of England, Bonner, who arrived on the day upon which the term fixed by Clement expired, solemnly appealed from the Pope to a general council. The negotiatians were interrupted, and the interview had no other result than the fatal treaty of marriage between the Duke of Orleans, the son of the King of France, and Catherine of Medicis, the niece of the Pope. Being renewed fora moment at the instance ofFrancis I, but by a new turn of the wishes of King Henry, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123674862X
  • 9781236748621