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Henry of Monmouth, Volume 1

Memoirs of the Life and Character of Henry the Fifth, as Prince of Wales and King of England

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Author: J. Endell Tyler
Published: 1838
Language: English
Wordcount: 110,371 / 330 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.3
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 544
Added to site: 2007.01.31
mnybks.net#: 15959
Genres: Biography, History
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King at Rotherhithe. In these instructions the Prince is mentioned throughout as though he and his father were inseparably united in the issue of the proceeding. "Till the report be made to the King and his very dear son the Prince." "Our lord the King is well disposed, and his very dear son my lord the Prince, to send aid." And Hugh Mortimer, one of the ambassadors, was chamberlain to the Prince.]

Equally in the dark do our records leave us as to the persons who were the fomentors of this breach between father and son. The oldest historians intimate that there were mischief-makers, whose malicious designs were for a time successful. Subsequent events (referred to hereafter in these volumes) compel us to entertain a strong suspicion that the Queen (Johanna) was at the head of a party resolved, if possible, to check the growing and absorbing interest of her son-in-law in the national council, to diminish his power, and tarnish his honour.[288] Be this as it may, there are, to be placed in the (p. 301) opposite scale, facts at w

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