A Simple Sketch of the History of England, from the Time of the Britons to the Indian Mutiny

A Simple Sketch of the History of England, from the Time of the Britons to the Indian Mutiny

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...because she had been his brother Arthur's wife, and marry a sister of the king of France. Henry soon made up his mind to get rid of Catherine. But he told Wolsey not to trouble about the French princess, as he was determined to marry Anne Boleyn, one of the ladies of the court. This quite upset all Wolsey's plans; but he could not turn the king from his purpose. The Pope was asked to grant a divorce between Henry and Catherine, and he appointed Wolsey and another cardinal5 to try the matter in London. Wolsey showed so little zeal in his master's cause, that Henry dismissed him from court. After a time the Cardinal went to York, to do his duty there as Archbishop. But he was soon arrested by the Earl of Northumberland for high treason, and told he must go to London. Wolsey burst into tears when he heard the message, and said he knew now he was ruined. The earl was gentle with his prisoner, and took him by easy stages to Leicester. When they arrived at the abbey of that town, the Abbot came out at the head of his monks to receive the once great Cardinal. "Father Abbot," he said, "I am come to lay my bones among you." In a few days he died, after having sent affectionate messages to the king, and warned those around him against trusting to worldly riches and honour." 1 At Guinegate, in the north of France. 3 Flodden Field, between the Till and the Tweed. 3 Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk. 4 The word Cardinal means "chief." A Cardinal is a chief of the Roman Catholic religion. 6 Cardinal Campeggio, an Italian. 6 His last words were, "If I had served my God as faithfully as I have served my king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs." 31. HENRY VIII. AND THE REFORMATION. The year...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236926706
  • 9781236926708