Letters of the Kings of England: Now First Collected from Royal Archives, and Other Authentic Sources, Private as Well as Public, Band 1

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This work presents a compilation of letters written by the kings of England, lending an interesting perspective into their characters, lives and interactions with other key figures from history, such as Popes and other figures in monarchy. The first three letters of the book are written by King Richard I and offer footnotes explaining the reason for each letter.
 

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Seite 85 - This story shall the good man teach his son ; And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered ; We few, we happy few, we band of brothers ; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother ; be he ne'er so vile This day shall gentle his condition...
Seite 47 - Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, So that all they which pass by the way do pluck her ? The boar out of the wood doth waste it, And the wild beast of the field doth devour it.
Seite 317 - ... end ; and then I trust, my lord, to recompense part of your great pains. In the which I must require you, in the mean time, to accept my good will in the stead of the power ; the which must proceed partly from you, as our Lord knoweth, whom I beseech to send you long life with continuance in honour.
Seite 148 - ... to aid and assist us against the queen, her bloody adherents, and affinity ; which have intended and do daily intend to murder and utterly destroy us and our cousin the Duke of Buckingham and the old royal blood of this realm.
Seite 303 - The demonstrations of your affections are such, the fine thoughts of your letter so cordially expressed, that they oblige me for ever to honour, love, and serve you sincerely, beseeching you to continue in the same firm and constant purpose ; and assuring you, that, on my part, I will not only make you a suitable return, but outdo you in loyalty of heart, if it be possible. I desire...
Seite 315 - I assure you all the greatness of this world could not counterpoise for my satisfaction the knowledge and certainty thereof. Therefore, good sweetheart, continue the same, not only in this, but in all your doings hereafter ; for thereby shall come, both to you and me the greatest quietness that may be in this world.
Seite 303 - ... nothing could be more, (considering the whole of it,) I return you my most hearty thanks, not only on account of the costly diamond and the ship in which the solitary damsel is tossed about, but chiefly for the fine interpretation and...
Seite 158 - We for many causes would be sorry that he should be so disposed. Pray you, therefore, to send for him, and in that ye goodly may, exhort and stir him to the contrary...
Seite 159 - Being given to understand your good devoir and entreaty to advance me to the furtherance of my rightful claim, due and lineal inheritance of that crown, and for the just depriving of that homicide and unnatural tyrant which now unjustly bears dominion over you...
Seite 304 - I take to know them true causeth me to send you now these news: the legate which we most desired arrived at Paris on Sunday or Monday last past so that I trust by the next Monday to hear of his arrival at Calais, and then I trust within a while after...

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