The Hall Of Lawford Hall; Records Of An Essex House And Of Its Proprietors

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byFrancis Morgan Nichols

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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. 1891. Excerpt: ... The Courtenay Family. 351 that movement, he had only a partial sympathy with the more violent and popular agitation which followed in the sphere of politics and religion. An unusual abundance of material, and his association with one of the most interesting figures of modem literature, has tempted us to follow at some length the career of an English nobleman of a type in advance of his time, cultivated and amiable, sincerely devoted to his sovereign, but in a servile age not wanting in dignity and self-respect. Upon the death of lord Mountjoy the manor of Lawford passed to Henry, marquess of Exeter, and Gertrude his wife, in right of the latter, as tenant in tail under Sir William Say's settlement of 1515. The history of the illustrious house of Courtenay has been told in more important works. We shall here only allude to a few of the circumstances in their later history which affected the position of the husband of the heiress of Lawford. The earls of Devonshire who lived in the time of the contest between York and Lancaster were devoted Lancastrians. Thomas, the fifth earl of this family, had married Margaret Beaufort, daughter of the first earl of Somerset, niece of Henry IV. and aunt of the Margaret Beaufort who became countess of Richmond and mother of Henry VII. Their three sons Thomas, Henry, and John, were successively heads of their family, and, all laid down their lives for the cause of the Red Rose. Thomas was beheaded at York after the battle of Towton, 1461; Henry was executed at Salisbury after an ineffectual rising in 1468 and John was slain in the decisive field of Tewkesbury in 1471. With earl John' fell in the same field his cousin, Sir Hugh Courtenay of Cornwall, whose son Edward now became the representative of the male line. After a t...

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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. 1891. Excerpt: ... The Courtenay Family. 351 that movement, he had only a partial sympathy with the more violent and popular agitation which foll...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217628958

ISBN - 13:9780217628952

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