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Characters from 17th Century Histories and Chronicles

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 110,519 / 330 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.8
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 648
Added to site: 2004.11.16
mnybks.net#: 9370
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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gives the impression, especially by its speeches, that he looked upon history as resolving itself ultimately into a study of men; and it thus explains how he wished to be free to describe the times wherein he lived. He is on the whole earlier than Bacon, who wrote his Historie of the Reigne of King Henry the Seventh late in life, during the leisure that was forced on him by his removal from all public offices. Written to display the controlling policy in days that were 'rough, and full of mutations, and rare accidents', it is a study of the statecraft and character of a king who had few personal gifts and small capacity for a brilliant part, yet won by his ready wisdom the best of all praises that 'what he minded he compassed'. How he compassed it, is what interested Bacon. 'I have not flattered him,' he says, 'but took him to the life as well as I could, sitting so far off, and having no better light.' Would that Bacon had felt at liberty to choose those who sat near at hand. Who better than the wr

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