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FRANCIS LANCELOTT, ESQ. Queens of England. Vol.1.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Queens of England. Vol.1.
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about tbe chamber ; so was his restless ! with the tedious impression and stormy heart continually tossed and tumbled J remembrance of this abominable deed. CHATTER II. Elizabeth's imprisonment in Yorkshire—JJer character misrepresented—Release—•Richmond enters London as Henry the Seventh—Resolves to claim the crown in his own right—His conduct troubles Elizabeth—His Coronation—The Commons requesthim to marry Elizabeth—The marriage takes place—The Tope's dispensation—Birth and baptism of Prince Arthur—Simnelrebellion—Coronation of Elizabeth—• She is deeply loved by the Xing. ^^^^^y HEX the battle of PSÉi^ËSSÉÎ ard had sent her shortly after tbe death of his Queen, in tbe previous April. History does not mention the cause of her incarceration, hut it doubtless resulted from her rejection of the usurper's addresses. It is true, that Buck, the apologist of Richard, had the boldness to affirm, that he saw an original letter in the cabinet of the Earl of Arundel, written by Elizabeth to the Duke of Norfolk, soliciting that nobleman to be a mediator for her marriage with the King, and protesting that the King was her joy and maker in this world, and that she was his in heart and thought, and hinting her surprise at the duration of the Queen's illness, and her apprehensions that she never would die. This pretended letter, however, has been repeatedly searched for, but never found. Its sentiments are quite out of unison with the whole tenor of Elizabeth's humble, unambitious life ; and, until it is brought to light, it can only be viewed as an invention to further the purpose of the unfaithful historian, Buck. Before leaving Leicester, the victorious Henry dispatched Sir Robert Willoughby to bring Elizabeth, and her unfortunate young cousin, the Earl of Warwick, with aU speed to London. On reaching the metropolis, Elizabeth was consigned to the care of her mother, the Queen Dowager, and Warwick was placed in close confinement in the Tower. In the meantime, Henry set out for the metropolis; he entered the city on a Saturday, as on that day of tho week he won the victory of Bosworth. The mayor and corporation of London, all in violet-coloured dresses, welcomed him at Hornsey park. As he approached the city, the crowds of people and citizens were zealous in their expressions of satisfaction. At Shoreditch, the poet historian, Bernard Andreas, who had accompanied him from Brittany, welcomed him with a laudatory Latin speech. But Henry, scorning to court popularity, made his entry in a close chariot, and without waiting to receive the adulations of the multitude, passed on to St. Paul's, where, after Te Dcum had been sung, he devoutly offered the three standards, which had led his army to victory, and which were respectfully emblazoned with an image of St. George, a red fiery dragon, and a dun cow. lie then retired to apartments prepared for him in the bishop's palace, where he called a council, and renewed his promise to marry Elizabeth. But as he desired to support his personal and hereditary right to the throne, and dreaded lest a preceding marriage with the Princess should imply a participation of sovereignty in her, and raise doubts of his own title by the house of Lancaster, he, although bound by honour, as well as by interest, to complete this alliance, resolved to postpone it till after the recognition of his title by parliament, and the completion of his coronation. This reso

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