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The Life of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (Paperback) Loot Price: R459 Discovery Miles 4 590
The Life of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (Paperback): Jean LaCroix De Marles
The Life of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (Paperback): Jean LaCroix De Marles

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The Life of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (Paperback)

Jean LaCroix De Marles

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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. 1856 Excerpt: ... murder. Kirkaldi of the Grange, Murray of Tullibardin, and Lord Lindsay of the Byres, successively accepted this challenge; but Bothwell always found some pretext by which to elude the combat. To her head, in good place; but to her heart We have very little faith in the heart of Elizabeth; the most wicked woman, with genius, will affect to have the best heart in the world. Thus it Tu with Elizabeth. "To clear herself from suspicion, it was incumbent on the queen to bring the real assassins to justice. This had been remarked to her by Elizabeth; it had been urged in the most impressive terms by her ambassador at Paris, and it had, on more than one occasion, been acknowledged by Mary herself. But how, her adversaries ask, did she proceed? She refused the reasonable petition of her father-in-law; she granted Bothwell a collusive trial; and she persisted in maintaining his innocence on the credit of an acquittal, which, to every impartial observer, furnished additional confirmation of his guilt. Would she have acted in a manner so fatal to her reputation, had she not been impelled by some powerful motive, such as consciousness of crime, or a licentious passion for the person of the murderer? In reply, her advocates remark, that she was a young and defenceless woman in the hands of a faction; that she could receive no information, could adopt no measure, but through the medium of her council; and that this council was composed of the very persons who had planned the murder, or directed its execution, or given bonds to screen the perpetrators from punishment. It was no wonder, then, if under such circumstances, and surrounded by such interested and unprincipled advisers, she was taught to believe that Bothwell was innocent, that the accusation had been sug...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Jean LaCroix De Marles
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-14374-7
Barcode: 9781236143747
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-236-14374-4

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