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Royal Windsor Volume . 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R448
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Royal Windsor Volume . 1 (Paperback): William Hepworth Dixon

Royal Windsor Volume . 1 (Paperback)

William Hepworth Dixon

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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. 1879 Excerpt: ...son, to France; not seeing, in the blindness of her passion, the danger of letting so bright a lad as Edward go among a people who were all but sure to tell him of the scandals of her life. Leaving his young wife at Windsor, Edward sailed for France. On his return to Windsor Castle, Edward was another man. A few days in the court of Philippe had converted a joyous English lad into a dark and brooding man. At seventeen he was sinking under his load of care. Strange words had crept into his ear--so strange that he refused to give them lodging in his heart. The queen, his mother, was accused of crimes almost beyond the depth of words--of living with a paramour in open shame; of sharing with the reprobate in her husband's murder; and of plotting to deprive her son of his inheritance in the crown of France Moody and depressed, the young king moved about, seeking in change of residence relief from his over-burthened thoughts. The birth at Woodstock of his son, afterwards so renowned as the Black Prince, shot rays of light through the surrounding gloom. But soon the fearful night came back. His mother an abandoned woman--living in public shame--with hands imbrued in his father's blood No evidence but that of his own eyes and ears could move him into action; but such evidence of eyes and ears was offered him at Nottingham castle, in the ante-room and bedroom of the guilty queen. Then his impatient and implacable justice swept the offenders from his sight. Mortimer was hung at Tyburn. 'Spare him, my sweet son He is my dearest friend ' cried the despairing woman. But the boy was like a god--immovable in the path of law and right. Edward was at Windsor with his consort when he took into his hands the reins of power, dismissed his mother's ministers from place, and ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: William Hepworth Dixon
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 66
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-16762-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-231-16762-9
Barcode: 9781231167625

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