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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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MAKY, FIItST QDEEX REG-VANT CIIÀPi'EE V. Mary** coronation—lier first Parliament—Base laws repealed—Her legitimacy and the restoration of Catholic worship confirmed—She resolves to marry—The Emperor recommends his son, Thilip of Spain, as her husband—She consents to the match—Gardiner and the nation oppose it—Its opponents appeal to arms—The Wyatt rebellion—Mary's address to the citizens of London—Her danger and courage—Defeat of the rebels—Capture of Wyatt—Decapitation of Lady Jane Grey,and of Wyatt and others—Acquittal of Sir Nicholas Throgmorton—Mary's upright charge to herjudges—Elizabeth.suspected of countenancing the Wyatt rebellion —Charges against her and Courtney—They are both sent to the Tower—Mary is betrothed to Philip—Refuses to bring Elizabeth and Courtney to the block—The royal marriage ratified by Parliament—Mary greatly influenced by Gardiner— Her first letter to Philip, who is escorted to England by Lord Admiral Howard— Her instructions to tlie Lord Privy Seal—The royal marriage—Elizabeth restored to royalfavour—The supremacy of the Pope formally established—Mary againindisposed—She believes herself enceinte. HE reformed preach-I august ceremony with unwonted spleners had banished i dour, splendour of attire, j On the twenty-eighth of September, music, dancing, and \ the Queen, accompanied by her sister gaysome amusements Elizabeth and other ladies, and attended from the court of by the Lord Mayor and City Compa; Edward the Sixth, took to their barges at Whitehall, and that they might ex•went in procession down the Thames to clude from it tho pomps of the devil. the Tower, where, on their arrival, was But Mary, in imitation of the gorgeous shot a great peal of guns. Tho day splendour of her father's reign, encoufollowing, she, by the hands of the Earl raged music, and appeared publicly in of Arundel, made Courtney, and the jewels and rich apparel—an example young Earl of Surrey, and thirteen other which not only her ladies and courtiers, nobles, Knights of the Bath. About two but even the whole nation, eagerly imio'clock the next day, she, in accordance tated, and which materially enhanced with established custom, proceeded from the splendour of her coronation. the Tower in splendid procession through The first of October was appointed for the City to Westminster. The procesthe performance of this ceremony ; and sion began from the Tower with five as there had not been a sovereign regina hundred gentlemen — knights, nobles, since the Norman Conquest, it became a ambassadors, prelates, and others. First serious question whether Mary was to came gentlemen and knights, then judges, be inaugurated with spurs, swords, and doctors, lords, and the Privy Council in other masculine appendages, as esta.-their robes of state, followed by thirteen blished by custom ; and, after much disKnights of the Bath, the French and cussion, it was resolved that she should the Imperial Ambassadors, accompanied be crowned "in all particulars like unto by Lords Paget and Cobham, tbe Lord the King of England." This difficulty Chancellor, the Lord High Treasurer, got over, another presented itself—there the Earl of Oxford bearing the sword was not a penny in the royal coffers— of state, and the Lord Mayor of London and as pomp must be paid for, the loyal carrying the sceptre. citizens lent the Queen twenty thousand The Queen rode in a splendid chariot, pounds, when preparations were immewhich was drawn by six horses, trapped diately made for the performance of the with rich cloth of silver, and covered

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