History Of Mary, Queen Of Scots

Paperback | January 3, 2012

byJacob Abbott

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... Artificial piers and breakwaters. Calais. Chapter V. Return To Scotland. MARY was to sail from the port of Calais. Calais is on the northern coast of France, opposite to Dover in England, these towns being on opposite sides of the Straits of Dover, where the channel between England and France is very narrow. Still, the distance is so great that the land on either side is ordinarily not visible * on the other. There is no good natural harbor at Calais, nor, in fact, at any other point on the French coast. The French have had to supply the deficiency by artificial piers and breakwaters. There are several very capacious and excellent harbors on the English side. This may have been one cause, among others, of the great naval superiority which England has attained. When Queen Elizabeth found that Mary was going to persevere in her intention of returning to her native land, she feared that she might, after her arrival in Scotland, and after getting established in power there, form a scheme Queen Elizabeth's plan. Throckmorton. for making war upon her dominions, and attempt to carry into effect her claim upon the English crown. She wished to prevent this. Would it be prudent to intercept Mary upon her passage? She reflected on this subject with the cautious calculation which formed so striking a part of her character, and felt in doubt. Her taking Mary a prisoner, and confining her a captive in her own land, might incense Queen Catharine, who was now regent of France, and also awaken a general resentment in Scotland, so as to bring upon her the hostility of those two countries, and thus, perhaps, make more mischief than the securing of Mary's person would prevent. She accordingly, as a previous step, sent to Throckmorton, her embassador in France, directing him to have an interview with Qu...

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... Artificial piers and breakwaters. Calais. Chapter V. Return To Scotland. MARY was to sail from the port of Calais. Calais is on the northern coast of Fran...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217490921

ISBN - 13:9780217490924

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