Stories of the Tower

Stories of the Tower

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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: ... all, good people, take example of me, and forsake this new doctrine betimes. Defer it not long lest God plague you as He hath me, who now suffer this vile death most deservedly." He ceased, laid his head upon the block, and in a moment the gleaming axe of the executioner had accomplished its fatal work. CHAPTER XX. LADY JANE GREY. HE moon shone softly on the dark waters of the Thames, as a boat, swept by the rapid tide, shot beneath the gloomy arch of St. Thomas's Tower. The lurid light of the torches shed an uncertain gleam on the cold stone steps as it grated harshly against them. "Conduct the Lady Jane Grey to Master Partridge's dwelling, till her chamber in the Brick Tower is prepared. Let Lord Guildford Dudley be taken to Beauchamp Tower." Such were the first words which roused Lady Jane to consciousness. How had the events of the last twelve days passed like a dream! For nine days she had been a Queen; then had come those three days of agonized suspense--and now a prison lodging! At first the restraints were few, and she soon regained her cheerful demeanour, though somewhat graver than had been her wont. The time was wholly passed by her in meditation, prayer, or profound study, making, as Fuller remarked, " misery itself amiable by her pious behaviour; never looking more like a Queen, though no longer occupying a throne." One Rowland Lea (an officer of the Mint) gives the following account of an interview he had with her, nearly six weeks after her imprisonment: "This day I dined at Partridge's house with my Lady Jane, she sitting at the board's end; there being present, Partridge, his wife, Jacob, my lady's gentle woman, and her man. She, commanding Partridge and me to put on our caps, amongst our...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236822994
  • 9781236822994