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Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2

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: 118,902 / 354 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 509
Added to site: 2007.01.31
mnybks.net#: 15960
Genres: Biography, History
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on. On the Wednesday he issued summonses for a parliament to meet within three weeks of Easter. On Friday the 7th of April, he was conducted to the Tower by a large body of men of London, who (p. 005) went on horseback to attend him. The next day he was accompanied back to Westminster, with every demonstration of loyalty and devotedness to his person, by a great concourse of lords and knights, many of whom he had created on the preceding evening. On the following morning, being Passion Sunday, April 9th,[4] he was crowned with much[5] magnificence in Westminster Abbey.[6]

[Footnote 4: Not Palm Sunday, but the fifth Sunday in Lent, was called Passion Sunday.]

[Footnote 5: "With mickle royalty."--Chron. Lond.]

[Footnote 6: Chroniclers record that the day of his coronation was a day of storm and tempest, frost and snow, and that various omens of ill portent arose from the circumstance.]

One of the first acts of a sovereign in England at that time was to re-appoint the judges who were

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