Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of London Volume 6

Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of London Volume 6

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... Due de Fronsac) to have given it back to holy worship. The historian (Guinodie, I think) errs a little as to Richelieu, for Anne de Caumont spent many an hour in prayer in the so-called profaned chapel, and, devout Catholic as she was, must have restored the chapel to Romish uses. The day came only too soon when she had sore need o( all the strength and comfort of prayer. Leonor's Death. Leonor d'Orleans broke at last from his mother's tutelage, and throwing off her tender fetters, asserted the claims of his manhood and his lineage. "He never ceased," says old Father Hilarion, "begging his father and mother to send him to the king's army during the siege of Montauban in 1621. The king spent that winter in Paris, returning to the army in the spring of 1(522, after which Leonor was permitted to follow his Majesty to the Isle de Rie, where the Seigneur de Soubise was defeated."' Afterwards the young prince went with the army to the siege of Royan, and from thence to the town of Montpellier, which the Catholic army was besieging under the Due de Montmorency. The day after the prince's arrival the garrison of the invaded city furiously attacked and repulsed the royal party. On the king perceiving this, he ordered help to be sent them. The duke, with ten or twelve noblemen, including Leonor, rushed to their succour, and the latter fell in the assault. Thus perished, on the 3rd September, 1022, at the early age of seventeen, one "who had already given such proofs of his generous nature and excellent qualities that he gave promise of soon being capable of commanding an army ." With him ended the famous line of the Orleans-Longueville, Comtes de Saint-Pol. A Mother's Mourning. The desolate mother was at her chateau at...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236645308
  • 9781236645302