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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.
page 514

On the arrest of Northumberland, several of his party and their abettors hastenedto offer their allegiance to Mary, and ask pardon for the part they had taken in opposing" her succession. Of these, some were sent prisoners to the Tower, but the majority were graciously forgiven. By the end of July, all serious opposition being at an end, Mary set out for London. Her progress was one loud and unbroken triumph. She left Kramlingbam on the thirtyfirst of July, accompanied by thousands of nobles and gentry, and as she passed onward, the loud and repeated acclamations of the populace, ana the responsive cheers of the nobles, mingled with hearty shouts of "God save Queen Mary I" " Heaven preserve our rightful Sovereign !" and other blessings invoked upon the triumphant Queen, rendered the progress one exciting display of overwhelming loyalty and enthusiasm. The royal party reached Ipswich on the first of August, Newhall on the second, and Wanstead on the third. At Ipswich the crafty Cecil brought Mary intelligence from the council in London, and implored her to forgive his "pardonableties;" Mrs. Bacon, one of the ladies of the Queen's bedchamber, interceded in his behalf, and on his presenting Mary with a list of excuses on the following day, she permitted him to kiss her hand, in token of pardon, but would grant him no further favour ; she ever turned a deaf ear to his intreaties for office, and viewred his compliance with Catholicism as the hypocricy of a climbing statesman. The "Princess Elizabeth, under the excuse of a real or a feigned sickness, had remained quietly at Hatfield till the nine days' reign of the unfortunate Lady Jane Grey was over, when she came to London, and thence proceeded, accompanied by " one thousand horse of knights, ladies, gentlemen, and their servants," to Wanstead, where Mary graciously received them, and kissed Elizabeth and all her ladies. London and Eh/, the Lords Clinton, Fwrers and Cohham,t\\n JudgesMontague &χιά Chokitieley, and the Chancellors of the. Augmentations ; Andrew Dudley, John Gate?), Henry Gates, Thomas Palmer, Henry Palmer, John C?ieek, John York, Knights, and Dr. Cocke. " Queen Mary," says Stowe, " came from Wanstead in Essex to London on the third of August, being accompanied with her nobles very honourably and strongly. The number of velvet coats that rode before her, as well as strangers and others, were seven hundred and forty, and the number of ladies and gentlemen that followed were one hundred and eighty. The Queen, dressed in violet velvet, was mounted on a richly trapped white palfrey. Πιο Earl of Arundel rode next before her and bore a sword in his hand, and Sir Anthony Brown bore up her train. The Lady Elizabeth, her sister, followed next, and after her the Marchioness of Exeter. The guard followed the ladies, and after them Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire men, and then Buckinghamshire men ; and after them the lords' servants, the whole number of horsemen being about one thousand.* The Queen stayed without Aldgate, before the stage whereon the poor children of the hospital were placed, and one of them made her an oration ; Sir George Barnes, the Lord Mayor, and the Aldermen, conducted her into the city, the Lord Mayor riding next to the Karl of Arundel." Thus attended, and almost stunned by the acclamations of the people, the booming of the Tower guns, and the joyous pealing of the church bells, the victorious Queen passed DU to the Tower, where she remained in privacy till after the burial of Edward the Sixth. On entering that venerable fortress, she found kneeling on the green, before St. Peter's church, the state prisoners. There was the unhappy Duchess of Somerset, the aged Duke of Norfolk, who had been detained throughout Edward's reign under sentence of death ; the neglected Edward Courtney, son of the Marquis of Exeter, who, without being charged with any crime, had been imprisoned ever since his father's attainder in the reign of Henry the Eighth ; and the gentle Tunstall and haughty Gardiner, the deprived bishops of Durham and Winchester. The latter, in a short address, congratulated the Queen, and in the name of them all supplicated * Btrypc &ΛΥ* three thousand.

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