Thomas of Reading, and Three Ballads on the Spanish Armada

Thomas of Reading, and Three Ballads on the Spanish Armada

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...overcame his Brother Robert, and brought him into England, and how the Clothiers feasted his Majesty and his Sonne at Reading. CHAPTER VII. How the Clothiers sent the King /Iide into France, and how he overcame his Brother Robert, and brought him into England, and how the Clothiers feasted his Majesty and his Sonne at Reading. HE Kings Majestie being at the Warres in France, against Lewis the French King, and Duke Robert of Normandy, sending for divers Supplies of Souldiers out of England, the Clothiers at their owne proper Cost sent out a great Number, and sent them over to the King. Which Roger Bishop of Salisbury, who governed the Realme in the Kings Absence, did certifie the King thereof, with his Letters written in their Commendations. And afterward it came to passe, that God sent his Highness Victory over his Enemies, and having taken his Brother Prisoner, brought him mostjoyfully with him into England, and appointed him to be kept in Cardife Castle Prisoner, vet with this Favour, Favour, that he might hunt and hawke where he would up and downe the Country, and in this Sorte he lived a good while, of whom we will speake more at large hereafter. The King being thus come Home, after his Winters Rest, he made his Summers Progresse into the West-countrey, to take a View of all the Chiefe Townes: whereof the Clothiers being advertised, they made great Preparation against his Comming, because he had promised to visit them all. And when his Grace came to Reading, he was entertained with great Joy and Triumph: T homas Cole being the chiefe Man of Regard in all the Towne, the King honoured his House with his Princely Presence, where during the Kings Abode, he and his Sonne and Nobles were highly feasted. There the King beheld the great Number..show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123695789X
  • 9781236957894