The Succession to the English Crown; A Historical Sketch

The Succession to the English Crown; A Historical Sketch

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...making its aim. it high treason to assert the Pope's deposing power, it is probable that this clause was levelled against Mary; it was, however, destined to smite its result. another victim. The events of Edward VI.'s reign which relate to the succession are few in number, but the last other act of all was of capital importance. In the touching November of 1547 Eleanor Brandon, Countess of the succes-Clifford, died, leaving only one child, the Lady Edward Margaret Clifford. In July 1548 Edward's hopes Vl's of making the Queen of Scots his wife were dis-reign. " Death of appointed by her removal to France. On Whit-s's of Sunday, the 25th of May 1553, the Lady Jane Clifford, Grey was married to Lord Guildford Dudley, November, fourth son of the ambitious and unprincipled JaiT John Dudley, then Duke of Northumberland. Queen of " Scots re-The marriage was celebrated with a splendour France Td which gave offence to the nation, which was 1548, July, watching the last illness of its young king. In Lad"' Jane his last days Edward, alarmed at the prospect Grey, A.d. whicb. opened out for the reformed Church if 15o3, May 25. Mary should succeed him on the throne, was un-happily prevailed upon to tamper with the last attempt to of Henry VIII.'s Acts of Succession, and to en-pariiu-deavour to supersede it by his own letters patent, mentary appointing Lady Jane Grey in the place of his of the sisters Mary and Elizabeth. No doubt the young Pretences king, who was a true Tudor, was fully convinced for the that he possessed the prerogative to do this, and he had probably also persuaded himself that the reasons for the alteration, which are assigned in the letters patent, were sound. These were alternative, first, that his sisters Mary and Elizabeth were...
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236669537