The Scenery of Sherwood Forest; With an Account of Some Eminent People Once Resident There

The Scenery of Sherwood Forest; With an Account of Some Eminent People Once Resident There

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...himself to admit, nor honourable for his enemy to propose, and therefore urged that a more equal place be assigned. Markham taking advantage of this, as if he declined the encounter, published it accordingly and military adventure. He served under the Lord Deputy Sir William Fitzwilliam, in Ireland, where he so greatly to his disgrace. Finding this unworthy dealing, Sir John Holles resolved to take that opportunity which fortune should next offer him; and such a one shortly offered him, on the following occasion. To the christening of his second son, Denzil Holles, the Lady Stanhope, his mother-in-law, was invited as godmother, after which performed she returned from Haughton to Shelford, and Sir John Holles accompanying her part of the way over the forest of Sherwood, it fortuned that Gervase Markham and others in his company met them and passed by. So soon as he saw that Markham was passed, he took leave of the Lady Stanhope, galloped after and overtook him, when, observing how unworthily he had dealt with him, they both alighted and drew their rapiers. I have heard him say that upon the first encounter he used these words: ' Markham, guard yourself better, or I shall spoil you presently' (for he said he laid as open to him as a child); and the next pass he run him through the middle of the guts up to the hiltj and out behind towards the small of the back. With this wound Markham fell, and was carried off the ground by those in his company, while Sir John Holles with his servant Ashton, and a groom, who only were with him, returned to Haughton. The news coming to the Earl of Shrewsbury, he immediately raised his servants and tenants to the number of one hundred and twenty, with a resolution to apprehend Sir John Holles as soon as he should know...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678095
  • 9781236678096