A Short History of England for School Use

A Short History of England for School Use

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...to hurry up negotiations by sending an army across the Border. A Scotch noble expressed the general feeling when he said he "misliked not the match, but hated the manner of wooing." Scotland was thrown into the arms of France, and the little queen was hurried over to Paris, and betrothed to the French king's son. Somerset's mistakes were taken advantage of by Somerset. Plundering the Church. some of the nobles who were jealous of his power. He was seized, imprisoned, and put to death on the usual charge of treason. The mourning crowds around the scaffold testified to his popularity with the Londoners. The little king, however, showed no emotion at his uncle's death, but coolly noted in his diary, "the Duke of Somerset had his head cut off upon Tower Hill between eight and nine o'clock in the morning." The Rule of Warwick.--Instead of improving, matters went from bad to worse after Somerset's fall. His place was taken by the Earl of Warwick, who was no wiser and far less honest than the duke. Warwick was a self-seeking, unscrupulous man, but to secure the favor of the king he affected great zeal for the new doctrines. Reform ran riot. The stone altars in the churches were demolished, to be replaced by wooden tables stationed in the middle of the church. A new creed was drawn up, which all clergymen and schoolmasters were forced to accept. The plundering of the Church was completed by the seizure of half the lands of each bishopric. Warwick, or, as he had now become, the Duke of Northumberland, saw with alarm the waning health of the young king. The next in succession was Princess Mary, who was no friend to his rule, and he knew that if she came to the throne his power To save himself, Northumberland devised changing the...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576489
  • 9781236576484