History of England from the fall of Wolsey to the defeat of the Spanish Armada

History of England from the fall of Wolsey to the defeat of the Spanish Armada

by James Anthony Froude
     
 

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General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1872
Original Publisher: Longmans, Green Subjects: Great Britain Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.
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General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1872
Original Publisher: Longmans, Green Subjects: Great Britain Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.
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Excerpt: Nun, with the monks, was brought to trial before the Star Chamber; and conviction followed us a matter of course.1 The unhappy girl finding herself at this conclusion, after seven years of vanity, in which she had played with popes, and queens, and princesses, and archbishops, now, when the dream was thus rudely broken, in the revulsion of feeling could see nothing in herself but a convicted impostor. We need not refuse to pity her. The misfortunes of her sickness had exposed her to temptations far beyond the strength of an ordinary woman; and the guilt which she passionately claimed for herself rested far more truly with the knavery of the Christ Church monks and the incredible folly of Archbishop TVarham.2 But the times were too stern to admit of nice distinctions. No immediate sentence was pronounced, but it was thought desirable for the satisfaction of the people that a confession should be made in public by the Nun and her companions. The Sunday following their trial they were placed on a raised platform at Paul's Cross by the side of the pulpit, and when the sermon was over they one by one delivered their' bills' to the preacher, which by him were read to the crowd.1 December. 1 Hai. l. 8 ' I, dame Elizabeth Barton,' she said, ' do confess that I, most miserable and wretched person, have been the original of all this mischief, and by my falsehood I have deceived 11 these persons (the monks who were her accomplices), and many more; whereby I have most grievously offended Almighty God, and my most noble sovereign the King's Grace. Whe...

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