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Studies from Court and Cloister

Being Essays, Historical and Literary, Dealing Mainly with Subjects Relating to the XVIth and XVIIth Centuries

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Author: J.M. Stone
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 118,957 / 340 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.7
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 185
mnybks.net#: 6699
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, Essays

These studies on various crucial points connected with the history ofreligion in Europe at the close of the Middle Ages, its decline,revival, and the causes which led to both, have already appeared inprint as regards their general outline, although they have for the mostpart been rewritten, added to, and in each case subjected to a carefulrevision.

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arried her younger sister Mary. Dismissing both aspirants to her hand, before the first year of her widowhood had run its course, she married Archibald, Earl of Angus, Margaret being in her twenty-fifth, he in his nineteenth year. The union was equally unfortunate for the queen herself and for her wretched husband, who, when the first charm of novelty had passed, was disdainfully flung aside, and never restored to favour.

There was an ancient custom of the realm, which placed the executive power and the person of the king, should he be a minor at the death of the preceding sovereign, in the hands of the next male heir, and the appointment of James's widow to the regency and the guardianship of his son was made in distinct disregard of all recognised precedent. The consent of the Scottish lords to the innovation had been given entirely from a sense of loyalty to their beloved and unfortunate monarch James IV. But a proviso had been made in his will, that in the event of the queen's remarriage, the regen

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