ISBN 10: 123538053X / ISBN 13: 9781235380532
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Riassunto: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 Excerpt: ...Charles issued orders for the arrest of Champchevrier, who was taken on his way from the court of Lorraine towards England. He was brought before the King of France at Vincennes, and fully cleared himself from all imputations on his honour, by producing a safe conduct to Lorraine, signed by King Henry, and explaining the nature of the mission on which he had been employed by his captor's sovereign. Charles VII. was highly amused at the information thus obtained of his nephew's love affairs; and being struck with the great advantages that might result to himself and his harassed kingdom, if an alliance were actually to be formed between Henry and his fair kinswoman, he released Champchevrier, and enjoined him to return to the court of England without delay, and make use of every representation in his power to incline King Henry to choose the Lady Margaret for his queen. The re-appearance of Champchevrier at Windsor, and his frequent conferences with the king, caused, it is added. suspicions as to the nature of the business on which he had been employed, in the mind of the Duke of Gloucester, who kept up a jealous espionage on the actions of his royal nephew. These suspicions were confirmed when King Henry undertook himself to satisfy Sir John Faistolf for the ransom of his prisoner, and despatched him a second time on a secret mission to the court of Lorraine. 1 This letter is still in existence in the royal archives of France.--Prevost. Henry VI. was then in his four-and-twentieth year, beautiful in person, of a highly cultivated and refined mind, holy and pure in thought and deed, resisting with virtuous indignation every attempt that had been made by the unprincipled females of his court to entangle him in the snares of illicit passion;1 yet pining for th...

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