The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688, Volume 4 (Google eBook)

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United Company of bookseller, 1775 - Great Britain
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Page 138 - Grace may be freed from an open censure, and mine offence being so lawfully proved, your Grace is at liberty, both before God and man, not only to execute worthy punishment on me as an unlawful wife, but to follow your affection, already...
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Page 139 - The queen and her brother were tried by a jury of peers, consisting of the Duke of Suffolk, the Marquis of Exeter, the Earl of Arundel, and twenty-three more : their uncle the Duke of Norfolk presided as high steward. Upon what proof or pretence the crime of incest was imputed to them is unknown : the chief evidence, it is said, amounted to no more than that Rocheford had been seen to lean on her bed before some company.
Page 383 - ... palaces, navigation, &c. ; but now sallow, &c., are rejected, and nothing but oak any where regarded ; and yet see the change ; for when our houses were builded of willow, then had we oaken men ; but now that our houses are come to be made of oak, our men are not only become willow, but a great many altogether of straw, which is a sore alteration.
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Page 157 - A miraculous crucifix had been kept at Boxley, in Kent, and bore the appellation of the "rood of grace." The lips, and eyes, and head of the image moved on the approach of its votaries. Hilsey, bishop of Rochester, broke the crucifix at St. Paul's Cross, and showed to the whole people the springs and wheels by which it had been secretly moved.
Page 228 - But news being carried to the Tower that the king himself had expired that night, the lieutenant deferred obeying the warrant; and it was not thought advisable by the council to begin a new reign by the death of the greatest nobleman in the kingdom, who had been condemned by a sentence so unjust and tyrannical.

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