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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... things of those terrible times was, that the ladies should like to see the martyrdoms of the poor Hugonots. Mrs. M. I am glad to ...Read MoreThis 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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... things of those terrible times was, that the ladies should like to see the martyrdoms of the poor Hugonots. Mrs. M. I am glad to say that there was one lady who did not like it, and that was Anne of Este, the young duchess de Guise. She was daughter of the duke of Ferrara, and of the princess Renee of France, and had been brought up by her mother in the reformed principles. At the execution of the conspirators of Amboise she was in an agony of grief, and exclaimed," Shall not the blood which has been shed this day be required of me and of my children?" George. There is some comfort in knowing that there were two good people in those wicked times, this Anne of Este, and the chancellor l'H6pital. Mrs. M. Michel de lUdpital, the virtuous chancellor of France; laboured all his life to promote religious toleration; insomuch, that he was strongly suspected of being a Hugonot himself. It is but justice to Catherine de Medicis to say, that she uniformly respected the character of I'H&pital, even though he never scrupled to oppose her measures when he thought them wrong. During the massacre of St. Bartholomew the king sent a guard of soldiers to protect him. George. I am glad to hear any good of Catherine or her son. Mary. I hope, mamma, you are not going to leave off. You know this has been a very short reign. I am sure you might find time to tell us something more. Mrs. M. The shortness of the reign furnishes me with the less to say relating to it. Mary. Then you may tell us something that does not relate to it. I dare say that if you think a little you can find a great many diverting things you have not yet told us. Mrs. M. Well, then, I will tell you an anecdote relating to Jane d'Albret, the queen of Navarre. When she was about twelve years old, her...Read Less
Fair hardcover. Published in 1848 by harper & brothers. This is not the Kessinger reprint. Pages are tanned and foxed. Inside covers and end papers are foxed. Also, dampstaining on some pages. Fold out map is separated by crease. Front cover is separated and missing. Binding is still fairly tight. spine is chipped, cracked and torn off in places. Pages are all present and still very readable. Poor Tracking provided on most orders.
New. 578 pages. Reprinted from 1888 edition. New 2013 edition in PAPERBACK is SEWN PERFECT BOUND, much more durable than a standard paperback. This is a quality reprint of an old book of historical value. If the original book was printed in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only a single volume. This is an exact/strict reproduction of text, no changes has been made in respect to the original text. A lot of effort has been made to check and improve each page/scan manually for its quality of text and illustrations (if any, are in b/w). Folded illustrations, if any, are not included in the book. This is not a retyped or an ocr'd book. Index, contents, etc, if any in the original book, are included. This item is printed on demand using good quality natural shade paper. The title of the book, on the cover, is in gold lettering.
New. Hardcover reprint of the original 1888 edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: A History Of France, From The Conquest Of Gaul By Julius Cæsar Continued To The Year 1878. Markham, Mrs. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: A History Of France, From The Conquest Of Gaul By Julius Cæsar Continued To The Year 1878. Markham, Mrs. London, J. Murray, 1888. Subject: France History.
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