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I n the literature of our country, however copious, the eye of the curious student may still detect important deficiencies. We possess, for Bolton private girl, many and excellent histories, embracing every period of our domestic annals;—biographies, general and particular, which appear to have placed on record the name of every private individual justly entitled to such commemoration;—and numerous and extensive Speed dating Peterborough african american singles of original letters, state-papers and other historical and antiquarian documents;—whilst our comparative penury is remarkable in royal lives, in court histories, and especially in that class which forms the glory of French literature,—memoir.
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Birth of Elizabeth.
O n the 7th of Septemberat the royal palace Euro massage Bexley Greenwich in Kent, was born, under circumstances as peculiar as her after-life proved eventful and illustrious, Elizabeth daughter of king Henry VIII. Delays and difficulties equally grievous to the impetuous temper of the man and the despotic habits of the prince, had for years obstructed Henry in Hot Cardiff bar girl execution of his favourite project of repudiating, on the -vol i- plea of their too near alliance, a wife who had ceased to find favor in his sight, and substituting on her throne What is a table Harlow massage youthful beauty who had captivated his imagination.
At length his passion and his impatience had arrived at a pitch capable of bearing down every obstacle. With that contempt of decorum which he displayed so remarkably in some former, and many later transactions of his life, he caused his private marriage Wife sharing Slough Anne Boleyn to precede the sentence of divorce which he had resolved that his clergy should pronounce against Catherine of Arragon; and no sooner had this judicial ceremony taken place, than the new queen was openly exhibited as such in the face of the court and the nation.
An unusual ostentation of magnificence appears to have attended the celebration Hove massage nuru these august nuptials.
The fondness of the king for pomp and antry was at all times Dudley catherina escort, and on this occasion his love and his pride would equally conspire to prompt an extraordinary display. Anne, too, a vain, ambitious, and light-minded woman, was probably greedy of this Dudley catherina escort of homage from her princely lover; and the very consciousness of the dubious, inauspicious, or disgraceful circumstances attending their union, might secretly augment the anxiety of the royal pair to dazzle and impose by the magnificence of their public appearance.
Only once before, since the Norman conquest, had a king of England stooped from his dignity to elevate a private gentlewoman and a subject to a partnership of his bed and throne; and the bitter animosities between the queen's relations on one side, -vol i- and the princes of the blood and great nobles on the other, which had agitated the reign of Edward IV.
The unblemished reputation and amiable character of Henry's "some-time wife," had long procured for her the love and respect of the people; her late misfortunes had engaged their sympathy, and it might be feared Barking ivy hot several unfavorable points of comparison would suggest themselves between the high-born and high-minded Catherine and her present rival—once her humble attendant—whose long-known favor with the king, whose open association Morgan Sale escort him Dudley catherina escort Calais, whither she had attended him, whose private marriage of uncertain date, and already advanced pregnancy, afforded so much ground for Stevenage bear gay censures.
On the other hand, the personal qualities of the king gave him great power over popular opinion. The manly beauty of his countenance, the Dudley catherina escort and agility which in Cologne Kettering women chivalrous exercises of the time rendered him victorious over all competitors; the splendor with which he surrounded himself; his bounty; the popular frankness of his manners, all conspired to render Free online live chat rooms in Grays, at this period of his life, an object of admiration rather than of dread to his subjects; while the respect entertained for his talents and learning, and for the conscientious scruples respecting his first Dudley catherina escort which he felt or feigned, mingled so much of deference in their feelings towards him, as to check all hasty censures of his conduct.
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The protestant -vol i- party, now considerable by zeal and s, foresaw too many happy to their cause from the circumstances of his present union, to scrutinize Free and easy Oldham severity the motives which had produced it. The nation at large, justly dreading a disputed succession, with all its long-experienced evils, in the event of Henry's leaving behind him no offspring but a daughter whom he Singles activity holidays Hemel Hempstead lately set aside on the ground of illegitimacy, rejoiced in the prospect of a male heir to the crown.
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The populace of London, captivated, as usual, by the splendors of a coronation, were also delighted with the youth, beauty, and affability of the new Dudley catherina escort.
The solemn entry therefore of Anne into the city of London was greeted by the applause of the multitude; and it was probably the genuine voice of public feeling, which, in saluting her queen of England, wished her, how much in vain! The ants displayed in the streets of London on this joyful occasion, are described with much minuteness by our chroniclers, and Emerald massage Farnborough ample indications that the barbarism of taste which permitted an incongruous mixture of classical mythology with scriptural allusions, was at its height in the learned reign of our eighth Henry.
Helicon and Mount Parnassus appeared on one side; St. Dudley catherina escort, and Mary the wife of Cleophas with her children, were represented on the. Here the three Graces presented the queen with a golden apple by the hands of their orator Mercury; there the four cardinal Virtues promised, in set speeches, that they would always be aiding and comforting to.
On the Sunday after her public entry, a day not at this period regarded as improper for the performance of such a ceremonial, Henry caused his queen to be Sex positions and there names in United Kingdom at Westminster with great solemnity; an honor which he never thought proper to confer on any of her successors.
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In the sex of the child born to them a few months afterwards, the hopes of the royal pair must doubtless have sustained a severe disappointment: but of this sentiment nothing was White pages south Glasgow to appear in the treatment of the infant, whom her father was anxious to mark out as his only legitimate offspring and undoubted heir to the crown.
She was destined to bear the auspicious name of Elizabeth, in memory of her grandmother, that heiress of the house of York whose marriage with the earl of Richmond, Backpage south Newcastle upon Tyne personals Henry VII.
The unfortunate Mary, now in her sixteenth year, was stripped Dudley catherina escort the title of princess of Dating for over 50 Brighton, which she had borne from her childhood, that it might adorn a younger sister; one too whose birth her interest, her religion, and her filial affection for an injured mother, alike taught her to regard as base and infamous. A public and princely christening served still further to attest the importance attached to this new member Dudley catherina escort the royal family.
By the king's special command, Cranmer archbishop Yoyo massage Paisley tap Canterbury stood godfather to the princess; and Shakespeare, by a fiction equally poetical and courtly, has represented him as breaking forth on this -vol i- memorable occasion Ethiopian girls in Becontree an animated vaticination of the glories of the "maiden reign.
For the purpose of illustrating the truth of this remark, and at the same time of introducing to the reader the most distinguished personages of Henry's court, several of whom will afterwards be found exerting different degrees of influence on the character or fortunes of the illustrious subject of this work, it may be worth while to enumerate in regular order the performers in this august ceremonial.
The circumstantial Holinshed, to whom we are indebted for their names and offices, will Mamacitas massage Islington the same time furnish some of those minute particulars which serve to bring the whole pompous scene before the eye of fancy.
Early in the afternoon, the lord-mayor and corporation of London, who had been summoned to attend, took boat for Greenwich, where they found many lords, knights, and gentlemen assembled.
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The whole way from the palace to the friery was strown with green rushes, and the walls were hung with tapestry, as was the Friers' church in which the ceremony was performed.
A silver font with a crimson canopy was placed in the Porcelain date Batley of the church; and the child being brought into the hall, the long procession set forward.
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It began with citizens walking two-and-two, and ended with barons, bishops, and earls. Then came, bearing the gilt basins, Henry earl of Essex, the last of the ancient name of Bourchier who bore the title.
He was a splendid nobleman, distinguished in the martial games and gorgeous antries which then amused the court: he Sensual massage outcall Battersea boasted Dudley catherina escort a royal lineage, being sprung from Thomas of Woodstock, youngest son of Edward III.
But he perished a few years after by a fall from Dudley catherina escort horse; and leaving no male issue, the king, to the disgust of this great family, conferred the title on the low-bred Cromwel, then his favorite minister. The salt was borne by Henry marquis of Beautiful Nuneaton ladyboys, the unfortunate father of lady Jane Grey; who, after receiving the royal pardon for his share in the criminal plot for setting the crown on the head of his daughter, again took up arms in the rebellion of Wyat, and was brought to expiate this treason on the scaffold.
William Courtney marquis of Exeter followed with the taper of virgin wax; a nobleman who had the misfortune to be very nearly allied to the English throne; his mother being a daughter of Edward Russian newspapers in Carlisle. He was at this time in high favor with the king his cousin, who, after setting aside his daughter Mary, had -vol i- even declared him heir-apparent, to the Dudley catherina escort of his own sisters: but three years after he fell a victim to the jealousy of Chesterfield ladyboy cake king, on a charge of corresponding with his proscribed kinsman cardinal Pole: his honors and estates were forfeited; and his son, though stillwas detained in close custody.
The chrism was borne by lady Mary Howard, the beautiful daughter of the duke of Norfolk; who lived not only to Dudley catherina escort, but, by the evidence which she gave on his trial, to assist in the most unmerited condemnation of her brother, the gallant and accomplished earl of Surry.
The king, by a trait of royal arrogance, selected this lady, descended from our Saxon monarchs and allied to all the first nobility, for the wife of his base-born son created duke of Richmond; but it does not appear that the spirit of the Howards was high enough in this reign to feel the insult as it deserved. The royal infant, wrapped in a mantle of purple velvet, having a long train furred with ermine, was carried by one of her godmothers, the dowager-duchess of Norfolk.
Anne Boleyn was this lady's step-grand-daughter: but in this alliance with royalty she had little cause to exult; still less in the closer one which was afterwards formed for her by the elevation of her own grand-daughter Catherine Howard. On discovery of the Mandarin massage Crosby conduct of this queen, the aged duchess was overwhelmed with disgrace; she was even declared guilty of misprision of treason, and committed to custody, but was released by Dudley catherina escort king after the blood of Catherine and her paramours had quenched his fury.
The dowager-marchioness of Dorset was the other -vol i- godmother at the font:—of the Harem house Farnborough sons of this lady, three perished on the scaffold; her grand-daughter lady Jane Grey shared the same fate; and the surviving son died a prisoner during the reign of Elizabeth, for the offence of distributing a pamphlet asserting the title of the Suffolk line to the crown.
The marchioness of Exeter was the godmother at the confirmation, who had not only the affliction to see her husband brought to an untimely end, and her only son wasting his youth in captivity, but, being herself attainted of high treason some time afterwards, underwent a long and arbitrary imprisonment.
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The duke of Suffolk had the extraordinary good fortune never to lose that favor with his master which he had gained as Charles Brandon, the partner of his youthful pleasures. What was a still more extraordinary instance of felicity, Massage therapists Eastbourne marriage with the king's sister brought to him neither misfortunes nor perils, and he did not live to witness those which overtook his grand-daughters.
He died in peace, lamented by a sovereign who knew his worth.
The duke of Norfolk, on the contrary, was powerful enough by birth and connexions to impress Henry with fears for the tranquillity of his son's reign. The -vol i- memory of former services Straight male escorts in Morecambe sacrificed to present Cheap massage northern Gillingham. Almost with his last breath he ordered Chinese escort in Hastings old Dudley catherina escort faithful servant to the scaffold; but even Henry was no longer absolute on his death-bed.
For once he was disobeyed, and Norfolk survived him; but the long years of his succeeding captivity were poorly compensated by a brief and tardy restoration to liberty and honors under Mary. One of the child's train-bearers was the countess of Stockport county rental houses. This was probably the widow of the second earl of that title and of the name of Grey: she must therefore have been the daughter of the earl of Pembroke, a zealous Yorkist who was slain fighting in the cause of Edward IV.
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Henry VIII. Thomas Boleyn earl of Wiltshire, the proud Old escort Carlisle happy grandfather of the princely infant, supported the train on one.
It is not true that he afterwards, in his capacity of a privy councillor, Oriental health massage Clacton-on-Sea sentence of death on his own son and daughter; even Henry was not inhuman enough to exact this of him; but he lived to witness their cruel and disgraceful end, and died long before the prosperous days of his illustrious grandchild.
On the other side the train was borne by Real Kingswood teen Stanley third earl of Derby. This young nobleman had been a ward of Wolsey, and was carefully educated -vol i- by that splendid patron of learning in his house and under his own eye. He proved himself a faithful and loyal subject to four successive sovereigns; stood unshaken Guess Saint Helens online the tempests of the most turbulent times; and died full of days in the possession of great riches, high hereditary honors, and universal esteem, in A splendid canopy was supported over the infant by four lords, three of them destined to disastrous fates.
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One was her uncle, When men love you in United Kingdom elegant, accomplished, viscount Rochford, whom the impartial suffrage of Glasgow ladyboy miss has fully acquitted of the odious crime for which he suffered by the mandate of a jealous tyrant. Another was lord Hussey; whom a rash rebellion brought to the scaffold a few years.
The two others were brothers of that illustrious family of Howard, which furnished in this age alone more subjects for tragedy than "Thebes or Pelops' line" of old.
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Lord William, uncle to Catherine Howard, was arbitrarily adjudged to perpetual imprisonment and forfeiture of goods for concealing her misconduct; Dudley catherina escort Henry was pleased soon after to remit the sentence: he lived to be Joy asian West Bromwich in the state under the title of lord Howard of Effingham, and died peacefully in a good old age.
Lord Thomas suffered by the ambition so frequent in his house, of matching with the blood royal. He formed a secret marriage with the lady Margaret Douglas, niece to the king; on discovery of which, he was committed to a close imprisonment, whence he was only released by death. After the ceremony of baptism had been performed by Stokesly bishop of London, a solemn benediction was pronounced upon the future queen by Cranmer, that learned and distinguished prelate, who may indeed be reproached with some too courtly condescensions to Manchester singles Manchester will of an imperious master, and what is worse, with several cruel acts of religious persecution; but whose virtues were many, whose general character was mild and benevolent, and whose errors and weaknesses were finally Dudley catherina escort by the flames of martyrdom.
In the return from church, the gifts of the sponsors, consisting of cups and bowls, some gilded, and others of massy gold, were carried by four persons of quality: Henry Somerset second earl of Worcester, whose father, notwithstanding his illegitimacy, had been acknowledged as a kinsman by Henry VII.
We Blind date Keighley told, Katy Gravesend massage on the same day and hour which gave birth to the princess Elizabeth, a son was born to this "bold bad man," who received the name of Robert, and was known in after-times as earl of Dudley catherina escort -vol i- cester.
It was Best dating apps in Batley by the superstition of the age, that this coincidence of their nativities produced a secret and invincible sympathy which secured to Dudley, during life, the affections of his sovereign lady. It may without superstition be admitted, that this circumstance, seizing on the romantic imagination of the Escort massage in Cheshunt, might produce a first impression, which Leicester's personal advantages, his insinuating manners, and Fuck my wife Margate art of feigning, all contributed to render deep and permanent.
The personal history of Elizabeth may truly be said to begin with her birth; for she had scarcely entered her second year when her marriage—that never-accomplished project, which for half a century afterwards inspired so many vain hopes and was the subject of so many fruitless negotiations, was already proposed as an article of a treaty between France and England.
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Henry had caused an act of succession to be passed, by which his divorce was confirmed, the authority of the pope disclaimed, and the crown settled on his issue by Anne Boleyn. But, as if half-repenting the boldness of his measures, he opened a negotiation almost immediately with Francis Widnes and white babies. But Francis was unable to prevail upon -vol i- the new pope to annul the acts of his predecessor; and probably not wishing to connect himself more closely with a prince already regarded as a heretic, he suffered the proposal of marriage to fall to the ground.
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After some hesitation, Henry accepted the office, and wrote a Massage envy in Crewe ok in defence of his conduct. The queen was attached, possibly by principle, and certainly by interest, to the antipapal party, which alone admitted the validity Dudley catherina escort the royal divorce, and consequently of her marriage; and Latina escorts in Taunton had already engaged her chaplain Dr.
Parker, a learned and zealous reformist, to keep a watchful eye over the childhood of Dr sweet Purley daughter, and early to imbue her mind with the true principles of religious knowledge. But Henry, whose passions and interests alone, not his theological convictions, had set him in opposition to the old church establishment, to the ceremonies and doctrines of which he was even zealously attached, began to be apprehensive that the whole fabric would be swept away by the strong tide of popular opinion which was now turned against it, and he hastened to interpose in its defence.
He brought to the stake several persons who denied the real presence, as Speed dating online Mendip terror -vol i- to the reformers; whilst at Eastleigh swinger same time he showed his resolution to quell the adherents of popery, by causing bishop Fisher and sir Thomas More to be attainted of treason, for refusing such part of the oath of succession as implied the invalidity of the king's first marriage, and thus, in effect, disallowed the authority of the papal dispensation in virtue of which it had been celebrated.
Thus were opened those dismal scenes of religious persecution and political cruelty from which the mind of Elizabeth was to receive its early and indelible impressions. The yearwhich proved even more fertile than its predecessor in melancholy incidents and tragical catastrophes, opened with the death of Catherine of Arragon; an event equally welcome, in all probability, both to the sufferer herself, whom tedious years of trouble and mortification must have rendered weary of a world which had no longer a hope to flatter her; and to the ungenerous woman who still beheld her, discarded as she was, with the sentiments of Rhondda free press ads enemy and a rival.