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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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had. so injured, and urged her to further morse on reading the last letter of the acts of injustice. According to some consort of his youth, shed tears, and out writers, she greatly feared that Kathe- of respect to her memory, ordered his rine, if she survived the King, would be j court to wear black on the day of her at the head of a party sufficiently for- burial. " Hut Queen Anne, who," says midable to annul the act of succession, j Burnet, "expressed too much joy at lier with whatever rights it had conferred 1 rival's death, both in her carriage and on herself and her daughter Elizabeth. I dress," instead of wearing mourning, From these apprehensions she was re-! violated the King's orders, by dressing lieved by the news of Katherine's death, j herself in robes of yellow silk—conduct when, with an unbecoming air of tri-I greatly to be reprehended, and which umph, she exclaimed, " Now 1 am in-j Henry doubtless considered as highly deed a Queen !" Henry, stung with re- disgustful. CHAPTER VI. Anne discovers the King's amours with Jane Seymour—Gives birth to a deadson— Henry's anger and alienation—Anne's levity and indiscretion—Committee appointed to examine into the charges against her—The Countess of Rochford accuses her of incest—Arrest of Brereton and Smeatonand of Rochford, Harris and Weston —The King vainly urges Norris to criminate Anne—Anne is arrested at Greenwich and carried to the Tower—-She despairs—Confesses some indiscretion—Her last message and Utter to the King—Condemnation of Anne's brother and the others accused of guilty intercourse with her—Smeaton's confession—Trial and condemnation of Anne—Her marriage pronounced to have been illegal from the first— Last words and execution of Rochford and the others—Dialogue between Anne and Lady Kingstone—Kingstone's letter to Cromwell-—Anne's conduct at her death—Execution—Burial—Henry's object in pursuing her with insatiable hatred —Dirge written by Iter in prison. : Τ now became Anne's tracted agonizing travail, she was pre , turn to place to her maturely delivered of a still born son, on lips the poisoned the twenty-ninth of January, 1536. chalice out of which Henry, on learning this disappointment, the unfortunate Kainstead of commiserating her sorrows, therine had been burst into her chamber in a towering forced to drink such rage, and with brutal reproaches laid the deep and frequent loss of his heir to her door. The un draughts. Anne had before received happy Queen imprudently retorted, that intimation of her lord's inconstancy, and his unkindness, and her trouble of mind a few days after Katherine's burial, about Jane Seymour had caused the cawhilst yet in the exultation of her joy, lamity. These words sealed her fate ; she accidentally surprised Jane Seymour, Henry, unused to reproof, muttered he one of her maids of honor, seated on would have no more boys by her, and his knee, and submitting without releft her to muse over the consequences luctance to his tender caresses. In an of daring to reply to her lord and King instant she discovered the bitter truth, in angry tones. that her prosperity was departed. She On recovering and finding her efforts being far advanced in pregnancy, Henry, to procure the dismissal of Jane from that his hopes of an heir might not be court futile, she secluded herself from disappointed, endeavoured to soothe her; society in Greenwich palace. Since the but nature sunk under the conflict of unpleasant meeting in her lying-in chamcontending emotions, and after a pro ber, the King had withdrawn himself cc 2

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