History of England From the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth (Volume 9)

 
9781234960612: History of England From the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth (Volume 9)
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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1872. Excerpt: ... The name of Leonard Dacres had appeared more than once in the examinations of the prisonFebruary. „ .. . ers. I he fugitives, in resentment at ma apathy, had spoken freely of his previous connexion with them, and their words had been carried to Berwick to Hunsdon. Old Norton said that if the Queen knew the part which he had played, she would hang him sooner than any one ; a letter had been found upon a servant of the Bishop of Ross, in which he was compromised; and Elizabeth, indignant at having been deceived by his smooth speeches, ordered Sussex to take him and send him back to London. It was easier to command than to execute. Lord Dacres, as in the North he was universally called, by lighting a couple of beacon fires could collect four thousand men about him in a few hours, hardy yeomen and their servants, seasoned in the furnace of the Border wars, whose fealty was to the Lord of Naworth, and who were loyal to the Queen only when the Dacres was loyal himself. Naworth Castle contained some hundreds of armed retainers. The Border was but ten miles distant, and two hours' gallop would bring down a flight of mosstroopers from Liddisdale. He had cannon and powder; he was rich and had been long prepared; and situated as he was, he could fight if it served his purpose or fly to Scotland if flight was convenient. To arrest him required a small army, and, infuriated as the people were by the executions, it was a difficult and half desperate enterprise. Sussex on receiving the Queen's order replied, that as she had been pleased to order her troops to be disbanded, he had no force at his disposition and could not at once obey her. Elizabeth, who did not choose out of place, wrote again that she would take no excuses. The will, she implied, was more wanting than the power, and she bad...

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First published between 1858 and 1870, Froude's influential twelve-volume history of the English Reformation contends that Protestantism paved the way for modernity in England. Volume 9 covers Mary Stuart's marriage to Bothwell and her subsequent abdication, Protestantism in Europe, and the downfall of the Duke of Norfolk.

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