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A History of Scotland for Junior Classes (Paperback) Loot Price: R442 Discovery Miles 4 420
A History of Scotland for Junior Classes (Paperback): Walter Scott
A History of Scotland for Junior Classes (Paperback): Walter Scott

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A History of Scotland for Junior Classes (Paperback)

Walter Scott

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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. 1893 Excerpt: ...in the following horrible manner. On the evening of the 9th February, several persons, kinsmen, retainers, and servants of the Earl of Bothwell, came in secret to the Kirk of Field. They had with them a great quantity of gunpowder; and by means of false keys they obtained entrance into the cellars of the building, where they disposed the powder in the vaults under Darnley's apartment, and especially beneath the spot where his bed was placed. A bout two hours after midnight upon the ensuing morning, Bothwell himself came disguised in a riding-cloak, to see the execution of the cruel project. Two of his ruffians went in and took measures for firing the powder, by lighting a piece of slow-burning match at one end, and placing the other amongst the gunpowder. They remained for some time watching the event, and Bothwell became so impatient, that it was with difficulty he was prevented from entering the house, to see whether the light had not been extinguished by some accident. One of his accomplices, by looking through a window, ascertained that it was still burning. The explosion presently took place, blew up the Kirk of Field, and alarmed the whole city. The body of Darnley was found in the adjoining orchard. The bed in which he lay had preserved him from all actions of the fire, which occasioned a general belief that he and bis chamber-groom, who was found in the same situation, had been strangled and removed before the house was blown up. But this was a mistake. It is clearly proved, by the evidence of those who were present at the event, that there were no means employed but the gunpowder--a mode of destruction sufficiently powerful to have rendered any other unnecessary. CHAPTER XX DISCONTENT WITH MART HER MARRIAGE WITH BOTHWELL--HER IMPRISONMENT DEFEAT AT...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Walter Scott
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 60
ISBN-13: 978-1-4432-3562-4
Barcode: 9781443235624
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LSN: 1-4432-3562-8

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