Tales Of A Grandfather (volume 3); Being Stories Taken From Scottish History by Sir Walter ScottTales Of A Grandfather (volume 3); Being Stories Taken From Scottish History by Sir Walter Scott

Tales Of A Grandfather (volume 3); Being Stories Taken From Scottish History

bySir Walter Scott

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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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. 1828. Excerpt: ... CHAP. VIII. Marriage of Mary and Bothwell--Mary's Surrender to the Confederated Lords at Carberry--Her Imprisonment in Lochleven Castle, and Escape thence--Battle of Langside, and Mary's Flight to England--Unjust Conduct of Elizabeth towards the Scottish Queen--Regency and Murder of Murray--Civil Wars in Scotland--Regency of Morton--His Trial and Execution--Raid of Ruthven--Affairs of James VI. managed by Stewart Earl of Arran--Disgrace and Death of this Favourite. The horrible murder of the unhappy Darnley excited the strongest suspicions, and the greatest discontent, in the city of Edinburgh, and through the whole kingdom. Bothwell was pointed out by the general voice as the author of the murder; and as he still continued to enjoy the favour of Mary, her reputation was not spared. To have brought this powerful criminal to open and impartial trial, would have been the only way for the Queen to recover her popularity. Mary made a show of doing this public justice, but under circumstances which favoured the criminal. Lennox, father of the murdered Darnley, bad, as was his natural duty, accused Bothwell of the murder of his son. But he received little countenance in prosecuting the aecused. Everything seenled to be done as hastily as if it were determined to defeat the operations of justice. Lennox received information on the 28th of March, that the 12th of April was appointed for the day of trial; and at so short warning as fourteen days, he was summoned, as nearest relation of the murdered Monarch, to appear as accuser, and to support the charge he had made against Bothwell. The Earl complained that the time allowed him to prepare the charge and evidence necessary for convicting so powerful a criminal, was greatly too short, bat be could not prevail to ha...
Title:Tales Of A Grandfather (volume 3); Being Stories Taken From Scottish HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217058639

ISBN - 13:9780217058636