A Catalogue Of The Royal And Noble Authors Of England; With Lists Of Their Works

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byHorace Walpole

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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.1796 Excerpt: ... attempts of an hundred Professors, Benedictines, and Commentators. The similitude of their studies was terminated by too fatal a resemblance in their catastrophe!.. NICHOLAS, LORD VAUX, Seems to have been a great ornament to the reign of Henry VII. and to the court of Henry VIII. in its more joyous days, before Queens, Ministers, Peers and Martyrs, embrued so many scaffolds with their blood. William Vaux his father, had forfeited his fortunes in the cause of Henry VI. They were restored to the son with the honour of Knighthood, on his fighting stoutly at the battle of Stoke against the Earl of Lincoln, on the side of Henry VII. In the seventeenth of that reign, at the marriage of Prince Arthur, the brave young Vaux appeared in a gown of purple velvet, adorned with pieces of gold so thick and massive, that, exclusive of the silk and furs, it was valued at a thousand pounds: About his neck he wore a collar of S S. weighing eight hundred pounds in nobles. In those days it not only required great bodily strength to support the weight of their cumbersome armour; their very luxury of apparel for the drawing-room would oppress a system of modern muscles! In the first of Henry VIII. Vaux was made Lieutenant of the castle of Guisnes in Picardy; and in the fifth of that reign was at the siege of Therouenne. In the tenth year he was one of the ambassadors for confirming the peace between Henry and the French King; and soon after in commission for preparing the famous interview between those Monarchs near Guisnes. These martial and festival talents were the direct road to Henry's heart, who, in his fifteenth year, created Sir Nicholas a Baron at the palace of Bridewell: But he lived not long to enjoy the splendour of this favour. Departing this life in 1523, he founded...

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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.1796 Excerpt: ... attempts of an hundred Professors, Benedictines, and Commentators. The similitude of their studies was terminated by too fatal a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217148239

ISBN - 13:9780217148238

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