Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain, Vol. 4 of 8

Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain, Vol. 4 of 8 : With Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Their Lives and Actions (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain, Vol. 4 of 8: With Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Their Lives and Actions About this period Sir John Digby, lately created a Baron, and soon after Earl of Bristol, was sent to join Aston at Madrid. The business of the treaty was intrusted in com mon to their Wisdom, and the management of correspondence with James and his ministers committed separately to Aston. They were both earnest friends to the match, and for the first two years of their embassy received the highest appro bation and praise from the King, the Prince, and the fa vourite; when, on Charles's wild expedition to the court of Spain, and Buckingham's quarrel with Olivares, and couse quent resolution to revenge himself by preventing the pro jected marriage, they found all their measures suddenly broken by a new scheme of policy, if it deserved that name, at home, the reasons for which were studiously concealed from them. In this dilemma, Aston, on the first of November, 1623, addressed to the Duke a long letter, doubtless one of many to the same effect, which concludes with these honest, friendly, and spirited, remonstrances. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 478 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 24mm | 635g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243094051
  • 9780243094059