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" My father was King; his father also was King; I myself have worn the crown forty years from my cradle ; you have all sworn fealty to me as your sovereign, and your fathers have done the like to mine. How then can my right be disputed... "
Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest: With Anecdotes of ... - Page 172
by Agnes Strickland, Elisabeth Strickland - 1864
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The History of England, from the First Invasion by the Romans, Volume 5

John Lingard - Great Britain - 1825
...subject was first opened to him, replied : " My father was king : his father was also Oct. 17. " king : I have worn the crown forty years from " my cradle :...sovereign, and your fathers have done " the like to my fathers. How then can my right " be disputed ?"201 In conclusion he recommended his interests to their...
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Vestigia anglicana: or, Illustrations of the more interesting and ..., Volume 2

Stephen Reynolds Clarke - Great Britain - 1826
...plucked up sufficient spirit to observe to the Peers, " My father was king; his father was also a king; I have worn the crown forty years, from my cradle, you...sovereign, and your fathers have done the like to my fathers, how then can my right be disputed."" Queen Margaret, after the defeat at Northampton, having...
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A history of England, in which it is intended to consider men and events on ...

Henry Walter - 1830
...know," said he, " that my father was king ; and his father was also king. I have worn the crown nearly forty years, from my cradle. You have all sworn fealty...sovereign ; and your fathers have done the like to my fathers. How then can my right to be disputed !" Such an answer suited the plain, honest mind of king...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham

Englishmen - 1836
...before Henry, whose reply was short and pithy " My father was king ; his father was also king ; I have worn the crown forty years, from my cradle ;...sovereign, and your fathers have done the like to my fathers ; how then can my right be disputed ? " The question of right was largely discussed in the...
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A manual of British & Irish history: illustrated with maps, engravings, and ...

Thomas Flanagan - History - 1847 - 936 pages
...Henry was informed of this proceeding, he replied, " My father was king ; his father was also king. I have worn the crown forty years from my cradle : you...sovereign, and your fathers have done the like to my fathers ; how then can my right be disputed ? " He concluded by recommending his interests to their...
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A history of England from the first invasion by the Romans (to the ...

John Lingard - History - 1848
...when the subject was first opened to him, replied: " My father was king; " his father was also king; I have worn the crown forty " years from my cradle;...sovereign, and your fathers have done the " like to my fathers. How then can my right be dis" puted t ?" In conclusion, he recommended his interests to their...
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Memoirs of eminent Etonians, with notices of the early history of Eton college

Edward Shepherd Creasy (sir.) - 1850
...sensible, and just. His words to the Lords were :" My father was king; his father was also king : I have worn the crown forty years from my cradle: you...sovereign, and your fathers have done the like to my fathers. How then can my right be disputed ? " The Lords who heard him hesitated; but it is to be remembered...
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Lives of the Queens of England: From the Norman Conquest, Volume 2

Agnes Strickland, Elisabeth Strickland - Queens - 1851
...the power of his rival, replied in these words : " My father was king ; his father was also king : I have worn the crown forty years, from my cradle ;...father and grandfather. How, then, can my right be disputed?"3 He agreed, nevertheless, to recognise the duke of York as his successor, on which condition...
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Lives of the Queens of England: From the Norman Conquest, Volumes 1-3

Agnes Strickland, Elisabeth Strickland - Queens - 1852
...the power of his rival, replied in these words : "My lather was king; his father was also king; I have worn the crown forty years, from my cradle ;...wear the crown during his life, the duke of York or his heirs should succeed to the royal dignity at his decease. Henry was next compelled, by those who...
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A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen, Volume 1

George Godfrey Cunningham - Great Britain - 1853
...before Henry, whose reply was short and pithy " My father was king ; his father was also king ; I have worn the crown forty years, from my cradle ;...sovereign, and your fathers have done the like to my fathers ; how then can my right be disputed ? " The question of right was largely discussed in the...
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