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THE TUDOR DYNASTY AND THE
S. HUBERT BURKE,
* Time unveils all truth."
I intended the present volume to conclude with the deaths of Queen Mary and Cardinal Pole; but so many important incidents have come under my notice since the first volume was printed, that I found it impossible to carry out my original arrangements. This volume, therefore, ends with the death of Bishop Gardyner. The third volume will open with the Last Days of Archbishop Cranmer and the Religious Persecutions in the reign of Queen Mary.
With regard to the spelling of the names of two leading characters in the first volume, I have but one answer to make to the critic of an eminent London daily journal. I was advised by several of the highest literary authorities to retain the “ nomination ” which I have found in original documents—some from the hands of the men who had the best right to adopt their own nominal designation. I willingly submit to kind and erudite advice-not at all, as ascribed, dreaming of “affectation.” I would now respectfully refer to other questions raised by my censors :
A literary journal which owes not a little of its present eminence to its historic name, has based the most adverse portion of a criticism upon some remarks in the preface to the first volume—which remarks were not the author's, but the opinions, in inverted commas, of a literary lady of high repute. This confusion, by a critic, of author and corre