This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...the hundred; but at the present day any considerable number of these, such as some seventy or eighty, are not seen without ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...the hundred; but at the present day any considerable number of these, such as some seventy or eighty, are not seen without the greatest astonishment. However, the English say for certain, that they employ daily above 2000 ships on the sea. Speaking of Westminster Abbey, he says, " Since I was in England, a magnificent monument has been erected to Queen Elizabeth." In front of St. Paul's Church, he "saw a Jesuit Henry Garnet?, sixtythree years of age--an eloquent and daring man--quartered on account of treason and the gunpowder plot." The author was invited to dine with " Milord Maier" through Doctor Medusius, in company with Herr Eckenstein and H. Meyer. Richmond. Henry VII. died here. His blood, which he ordered to be sprinkled on the wall, is still to be seen in the room wherein he died.113 Many old written and printed books are in the Palace. Also a large circular mirror, in which King Henry VII. by means of magic saw what was passing everywhere both by sea and land. The secret passages used by this king were first discovered under Queen Elizabeth. Theobalds is called by Grasser " Dieboltz." a Garnet was executed in St. Paul's Churchyard, May 3rd, 1606. He was born about the year 1554.--Jardine's Narrative of the Gunpowder Plot. DESCRIPTION OF ENGLAND, CIRCA l6lO. BY JUSTUS ZINZERLING. The author of this description was a native of Thuringia, and Doctor of Laws at Basle. Under the name of Jodocus Sincerus, he published his travels, in 1616, entitled, "Itinerarium Galliae," &c., Lugdunl (Lyons), l6mo. It became a favourite guide-book to those countries which the author had visited, and seems to have held its ground for about half-a-century, as there are editions 1627, 1649 (with plates), 1655 and 1656. The following extracts are...Read Less
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