The Cabinet History Of England, Civil, Military And Ecclesiastical (volume 4); From The Invasion By…

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byCharles Macfarlane

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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. 1855. Excerpt: ... Edward VI. A.d. 1547.--Although King Henry had breathed his last at an early hour on the morning of Friday, the 28th of January, it is remarkable that the parliament, which, as the law then stood, was dissolved by his death, met, pursuant to adjournment, on Saturday the 29th, and proceeded to business as usual. In fact, the demise of the crown was kept concealed till Monday the 31st, when it was announced to the two Houses, assembled together, by the Chancellor Wriothesley. The news, according to the entry in the Lords' Journals, "was unspeakably sad and sorrowful to all the hearers, the chancellor himseh being almost disabled by his tears from uttering the words." They soon, however, it is added, " composed their lamentations and consoled their griefs" by calling to mind the promise of excellence already held out by the youthful successor to the throne. The same rapid transition " from grave to gay," the ordinary formality on such occasions, was observed in like manner at the first meeting of the privy council with the new king. It is hard to believe that, either in high places or in low, any other feeling than a sense of relief and of freer breathing could have been produced by the dissolution ot so terrible a tyranny as that of Henry VIII. had latterly become. It has been the fashion with our historians to hold forth this king, the storm of whose selfish passions fortunately chanced to throw down or to shake some old and strong abuses that might not otherwise have been so readily got rid of, as the object of the love and pride of his subjects, as well as of the respect of foreign nations, to the last. His position and the circumstances of the time must have always given him an importance abroad, and made his movements be watched with considerable anxie...

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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. 1855. Excerpt: ... Edward VI. A.d. 1547.--Although King Henry had breathed his last at an early hour on the morning of Friday, the 28th of Januar...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217324568

ISBN - 13:9780217324564

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