Elizabeth and Mary Stuart: The Beginning of the Feud Frank Arthur Mumby

ISBN: 9781331481997

Published: September 27th 2015

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444 pages


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Elizabeth and Mary Stuart: The Beginning of the Feud  by  Frank Arthur Mumby

Elizabeth and Mary Stuart: The Beginning of the Feud by Frank Arthur Mumby
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 444 pages | ISBN: 9781331481997 | 9.61 Mb

Excerpt from Elizabeth and Mary Stuart: The Beginning of the FeudMary Stuarts irresistible claims demand at least as large a share of my space as that devoted to the early reign and courtships of her rival on the English throne. Hence the presentMoreExcerpt from Elizabeth and Mary Stuart: The Beginning of the FeudMary Stuarts irresistible claims demand at least as large a share of my space as that devoted to the early reign and courtships of her rival on the English throne.

Hence the present volume does not carry me so far as I had originally planned in the series in which I hope eventually to illustrate the history of England by means of contemporary letters. That I have not succeeded in steering an incontrovertible course in exploring the labyrinth of letters, written not only by the Queens themselves but also by those who helped to shape the destinies of both kingdoms in their day and generation, will surprise no one who has ventured to make an independent investigation of the documents of that embittered period.

No other chapter in the whole history of the United Kingdom is so difficult to present in the form of an impartial contemporary narrative as that which introduces the hapless Queen of Scots, about whose mystifying personality the last word will probably never be written.

If the whole truth about the first phase of her rivalry with Elizabeth, and the fatal mistake of her marriage with Darnley, may not be found in the following chapters, the letters at least reveal the various views which were taken at the time, and, above all, recreate the atmosphere of the age as only such documents can ever succeed in doing.

Letters and dispatches, like journals entered day by day, as Sir George Cornewall Lewis wrote in one of his essays, have this advantage over memoirs, that they exhibit faithfully the impressions of the moment, and are written without knowledge of the ultimate result.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

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