Amye Robsart And The Earl Of Leycester; A Critical Inquiry Into The Authenticity Of The Various…

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byGeorge Adlard

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ROBERT LANEHAM. "Robert Laneham was born in the County of Nottingbam, and was educated at St. Paul's School, and afterwards at that of St. Anthony, near the Royal Exchange, which, according to Stow, bore the highest "reputation in the City in former times." His father seems to have moved in a moderate, if not in a very inferior rank of life; for towards the conclusion of his letter he states that it was a great relief to his parent when the Earl of Leicester received him into favour and protection. Laneham appears to have held some situation in the Royal stables, where also his father was placed after his own advancement in the Court. In addition to this situation Laneham procured a patent, or license as it was then called, for serving the Royal Mews with beans, which, however, he neglected when promoted to the office of Clerk of the Council-Chamber door. It is to this office that he alludes' in the commencement of his letter, when he says that he had the power, on such days as the Council did not sit, to visit whatever he thought proper to see, as well as the privilege of being present at any exhibition which should be prepared for the Queen. Hence it would appear that Laneham's duty was not confined to keeping the entrance of the Council-Room only, but that he also performed the office of a Gentleman-Usher, in preserving the Presence-Chamber, wherever that might be, free from the intrusion of strangers. It is evidently with this feeling that the author of 'Kcnilworth' makes Laneham say to his patron Leicester, when requesting that he may visit the Castle in the Queen's suite, "Bethink you, my Lord, how necessary is this rod of mine to fright away all those listeners, who would else play at bo-peep with the honorable Council, and be searching for keyho...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ROBERT LANEHAM. "Robert Laneham was born in the County of Nottingbam, and was educated at St. Paul's School, and afterwards ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217773788

ISBN - 13:9780217773782

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