The Historical Nights Entertainment

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Author: Rafael Sabatini
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 73,943 / 217 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.2
LoC Categories: D, PR
Downloads: 1,832
mnybks.net#: 6056
Origin: gutenberg.org

THE ABSOLUTION - Affonso Henriques, First King of Portugal
THE FALSE DEMETRIUS - Boris Godunov and the Pretended Son of Ivan the Terrible
THE HERMOSA FEMBRA - An Episode of the Inquisition in Seville
THE PASTRY-COOK OF MADRIGAL - The Story of the False Sebastian of Portugal
THE END OF THE VERT GALANT - The Assassination of Henry IV
THE BARREN WOOING - The Murder of Amy Robsart
SIR JUDAS The Betrayal - of Sir Walter Ralegh
HIS INSOLENCE OF BUCKINGHAM - George Villiers' Courtship of Anne of Austria
THE PATH OF EXILE - The Fall of Lord Clarendon
THE TRAGEDY OF HERRENHAUSEN - Count Philip Königsmark and the Princess Sophia Dorothea
THE TYRANNICIDE - Charlotte Corday and Jean Paul Marat

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on, for in the twelfth century the art of letters was a mystery to which there were few initiates.

Affonso Henriques tore the sheepskin from its nails, and crumpled it in his hand; then he passed into the Cathedral, and thence came out presently into the cloisters. Overhead a bell was clanging by his orders, summoning the chapter.

To the Infante, waiting there in the sun-drenched close, came presently the canons, austere, aloof, majestic in their unhurried progress through the fretted cloisters, with flowing garments and hands tucked into their wide sleeves before them. In a semi- circle they arrayed themselves before him, and waited impassively to learn his will. Overhead the bell had ceased.

Affonso Henriques wasted no words.

"I have summoned you," he announced, "to command that you proceed to the election of a bishop."

A rustle stirred through the priestly throng. The canons looked askance at the prince and at one another. Then one of them spoke.

"Habemus episcopum

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