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Lives of the Queens of England; From the Norman Conquest Volume 4 (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 12 sep 2013

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... "desired to see it lla-rison could imitate his.** This the practised forger immediately did in his presence, so accurately that it could not be distinguished from the original, whereupon the sagacious premier said that "Harrison was too dangerous a person to retain in the secretary of state's office, ordered his immediate dismissal, and interdicted him, under pain of death, from coming within thirty miles of the metropolis, or wherever the court might be; so that, instead of reaping the large rewards he had been promised for his services, he was compelled to live in banishment till after my lord treasurer's death," which was preceded, nearly ten years, by that of Walsingham.' This curious document is dated 1606, nearly twenty years after the decapitation of Mary queen of Scots, and when death had swept all the actors in that great historic tragedy from the stage: Walsingham, Leicester, Hatton, Burleigh, Paultt, Elizabeth herself, had all gone to their great account; and it is impossible to conceive any motive for fabrication in the matter. If Harrison's statement, "that he was employed by Walsingham and others of her ministers to forge queen Elizabeth's signature to the death-warrant of Mary queen of Scots," 02 true, it explains all that has been regarded as enigmatical in the conduct of that mighty sovereign, and removes the charge of hypocrisy from her, which her warmest admirers find it impossible, on that occasion, either to deny or excuse. If she d d not sign the warrant for Mary's execution--and we have only Davison's asseveration in proof that she did--then was her ignorance of the consummation of the tragedy real, her tears and lamentations unaffected, and her iudignation against her minister no grimace. Why then, it may be...

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