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Recollections of Literary Characters and Celebrated Places (Volume 2) (Paperback) Loot Price: R474
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Recollections of Literary Characters and Celebrated Places (Volume 2) (Paperback): Mrs. A. T. Thomson

Recollections of Literary Characters and Celebrated Places (Volume 2) (Paperback)

Mrs. A. T. Thomson

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... CHAP. XL CHARTLEY CASTLE AND THE FERRERS FAMILY. LAURENCE, EARL FERRERS; WHITEFIELD; AND LADY HUNTINGDON. Chartley, like the early renown of the Ferrers family, is now no more. Adjoining the parish of Stone, in Staffordshire, it stood formerly in an extensive park, and possessed all the attributes of a strong baronial abode in the middle ages. Built round a court, and embattled at the top, it was enriched along the sides with curious specimens of carved wood. The arms of the Devereux's and Ferrer's were conspicuous there, and over the gateway was a head in profile, surmounted with a crown. There was a moat, likewise, of which the remains still show the original dimensions of the pile; but this pile itself was consumed by fire in 1781. Chartley had, however, its days of dignity; for the godly Earl of Chester held his court here so early as the thirteenth century, and Mary, Queen of Scots, passed a portion of her captivity under the dark shadow of its roof. And now let your chronicler connect the Ferrers' family with this ill-starred structure, and show upon what grounds the Chartley Ferrers's merit a more peculiar notice than others of their name and house. The surname of this noble race is Shirley. Their relation to Chartley originated not in any kindred with that Earl Ferrers who, after the death of the founder, possessed the castle; nor was it till the time of Charles II. that Chartley came into their possession. Of Saxon descent (Sewallis of Eatington was the head of their line), their chief seat lay in Warwickshire; whence, in process of time, they stretched themselves out in various directions. They eminently distinguished themselves in the reign of Edward III. In the reign of James I., Sir Henry Shirley aspired to the hand of the daughter of Robert ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Mrs. A. T. Thomson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 82
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-90466-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-153-90466-7
Barcode: 9781153904667

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