Charles I. in 1646: Letters of King Charles the First to Queen Henrietta Maria, Volume 63

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Camden Society, 1856 - Great Britain - 104 pages
This work contains a collection of letters written by King Charles I in the latter few years of his reign to his wife, Henrietta Maria of France. The work also includes a wonderful introduction that outlines the political situation at the time of their writing, as well as the circumstances under which they came to be published, as well as their authenticity.

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Page 24 - I give thee power to promise in my name, to whom thou thinkest most fit, that I will take away all the penal laws against the Roman catholics in England as soon as God shall enable me to do it...
Page 23 - The nature of Presbyterian government is to steal or force the crown from the king's head, for their chief maxim is (and I know it to be true) that all kings must submit to Christ's kingdom, of which they are the sole governors, the king having but a single and no negative voice in their assemblies.
Page iv - The COUNCIL of the NAVY RECORDS SOCIETY wish it to be distinctly understood that they are not answerable for any opinions or observations that may appear in the Society's publications. For these the responsibility rests entirely with the Editors of the several works.
Page 46 - London, requiring an answer to my former, with an offer to go thither upon honourable and just conditions.* Thus all I can do is but delaying of ill, which I shall not be able to do long without assistance from thee. I cannot but again remember thee, that there was never man so alone as I, and therefore very much to be excused for the committing of any errour, because I have reason- to- suspect everything that these advised me, and to distrust mine own single opinion, having no living soul to help...
Page 28 - Charles' being with thee ; concerning whom I desire thee, as thou lovest me, first, that thou wouldst not endeavour to alter him in religion, nor so much as trouble him on that point ; next that thou wouldst not thyself, nor suffer him to be engaged in any treaty of marriage, without first having my approbation.
Page 101 - I cannot suddenly break from hence to come to them), desiring you, if you shall find by the said De Montreuil, that my Scots army have really declared for me, and that you be satisfied by him that there is by them [not only] an Amnestia of all that hath been done by you, and those who have adhered unto me, but very hearty, sincere, friendly and honourable resolutions in them for whatsoever concerns your person and party, — that then you take them by the hand, and use all possible diligence to unite...
Page 3 - Ratcliff to wait upon him, I desire thy approbation that he may be sworn Gentleman of his Bedchamber ; for which, though he be very fit, and I assure thee that he is far from being a Puritan, and that it will be much for my son's good to have him settled about him, yet I would not have him sworn without thy consent. So God bless thee, sweet heart, " CHARLES R. "Even now, Montrevil is come hither concerning the treaty ; the Queen cannot have a particular account of it till my next.
Page 19 - I assure thee, I put little or no difference between setting up the Presbyterian gover[n]ment, or submitting to the Church of Rome.
Page 42 - Charles safe in Jersey ; therefore send for him to wait upon thee with all speed (for his preservation is the greatest hope for my safety), and in God's name let him stay with thee till it be seen what ply my business will take, and for my sake let the world see that the queen seeks not to alter his conscience.
Page 67 - Majesty was transported with so much indignation, that he gave him a sharper reprehension than was usual for him to give to any other man, and forbid him to presume to come again into his presence. Whereupon the poor man, who had in truth very good affections, was exceedingly dejected and afflicted, and returned into France to give an account of his ill success to those who sent him.