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Stories from English History from Richard II to Charles I Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R498 Discovery Miles 4 980
Stories from English History from Richard II to Charles I Volume 2 (Paperback): Alfred John Church
Stories from English History from Richard II to Charles I Volume 2 (Paperback): Alfred John Church

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Stories from English History from Richard II to Charles I Volume 2 (Paperback)

Alfred John Church

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVI. THE WINDOW IN WHITEHALL. The King was condemned on January 27. On the 29th he took leave of the two of his children-that were in England--the Princess Elizabeth, who was then thirteen years old, and the Duke of Gloucester, who was but eight. There had been some talk of making the boy King, so that the chiefs of the Parliament might rule in his name (his two elder brothers were not in England). Charles took the child on his knee, and said to him, "Sweetheart, now will they cut off thy father's head." The boy looked at him very earnestly. He went on, " Heed, my child, what I say; they will cut off my head, and perhaps make thee a king. But mark what I say: you must not be a king so long as your brothers Charles and James live; therefore I charge you, do not be made a king by them." "I will be torn in pieces first," said the boy. He made the boy promise that he would never consent to be king while his elder brothers were alive. Then giving them some jewels, the only riches, he said, he could bestow on them, he sent them away. Dr. Juxon, Bishop of London, was with him till late. When the Bishop had gone, he spent two hours more in meditation and prayers. The gentleman who was with him related that that though he himself could not sleep, the King slept quietly for four hours. About five in the morning--"two hours before dawn"--the King opened his curtain and called to him. "I will get up," he said, " for I have a great work to do this day "; and shortly after, "This is my second marriage day; I would be as trim to-day as may be, for before night I hope to be espoused to my Lord." He then chose the clothes that he would wear, taking care to have an extra shirt, for he said, " The season is so sharp as may probably make me quake....

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Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Alfred John Church
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 44
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-36003-4
Barcode: 9781230360034
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-230-36003-4

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