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Domestic Annals of Scotland Volume 2; From the Reformation to the Revolution (Paperback) Loot Price: R730
Discovery Miles 7 300
Domestic Annals of Scotland Volume 2; From the Reformation to the Revolution (Paperback): Robert Chambers

Domestic Annals of Scotland Volume 2; From the Reformation to the Revolution (Paperback)

Robert Chambers

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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. 1874 Excerpt: ...giving all possible eclat to the act. The coffin was then carried in solemn procession to the Palace, to rest till a proper funeral-ceremony should be ordered. While the 'excommunicat traitor of 1650 was thus treated, the triumphant and all-powerful noble of that time, the Marquis of Argyle, was a prisoner in the Castle, waiting a doom which was precisely to resemble that of Montrose, excepting in some particulars of inhumanity, which vengeful loyalty could not descend to. i Sec under May 21, 1650. The Presbyterian historians, however, have taken care to chronicle that the Laird of Gorthie, who took the head off the spike, died within a few hours, and the Laird of Pitcur, one of Montrose's great adherents, went to bed in health, and was found dead next morning. This was a mysterious circumstance, which would probably be cleared up if we had a return of the quantity of brandy which Gorthie and Pitcur had drunk on the occasion. 'Such was the testimony of honour Heaven was pleased, ' says worthy Mr Kirkton, 'to allow Montrose's pompous funerals.' The four members of Montrose were also recovered from the four towns, Glasgow, Stirling, Perth, aud Aberdeen, to which they had been severally sent for ignominious exhibition; and these being now placed in the coffin, the body was complete as far as circumstances permitted, excepting that the heart remained in the silver case where Lady Napier had enshrined it, and in which it continued to be preserved, under the care of the Napier family, till the period of the French Revolution. Four months afterwards (May 11), the ceremonial funeral of Montrose was performed with an amount of joyful display that rendered it a most singular affair. Twenty-three companies of a burgess-guard lined the streets, that the procession might...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Robert Chambers
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 226
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-41049-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-236-41049-1
Barcode: 9781236410498

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