William Seymour, Marquis of Hertford, Afterwards Duke O Somerset (Cont'd)

William Seymour, Marquis of Hertford, Afterwards Duke O Somerset (Cont'd)

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...although it may seem strange unto you that, without any former knowledge given you, the Lady Catherine, your Lord ship's niece, is appointed to be removed out of the Tower to your house, yet we doubt not but ye will think the cause reasonable when ye shall understand it to be thus: --The Queen's Majesty, having consideration that the Tower of London is environed with infection of the plague, for the danger that might ensue to your niece there, hath been pleased of her compassion to grant that she should be removed from thence, as, upon much humble suit, her Majesty hath granted ' the like to the Earl of Hertford; and meaning not that she should be at any other liberty but to be free from that place of danger, thought best, in respect your Lordship is a nobleman and of grave consideration, to regard any trust committed to you by her Majesty, to commit the custody of the said lady to you, her only uncle and next cousin. And thus her Majesty willed us to show you the occasion of her sending to you, and bath commanded us also to write further unto your Lordship that her pleasure is the said lady shall remain with you and your wife as in custody; not to depart from you until her Majesty's pleasure shall be further known, neither to have any conference with any person being not of your household without knowledge of your Lordship or your wife. Which her Majesty meaneth she should understand of your Lordship, and observe, as some part of her punishment; and therein her Majesty meaneth herein to try her disposition, how she will obey that which she shall have in commandment. And surely of our own parts, for that we wish she should not long lack her Majesty's favour, but recover it by all good means, we heartily pray your...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236889274
  • 9781236889270