Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth

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Author: Mary Godolphin (Lucy Aiken)
Published: 1818
Language: English
Wordcount: 268,072 / 788 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.9
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 789
Added to site: 2007.05.17
mnybks.net#: 16995
Genre: Biography
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, 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 ill 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 the king after the blood of Catherine and her paramours had quenched his fury.

The dowager-marchioness of Dorset was the other godmothe

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