Memoirs of the Court of England during the Reign of the Stuarts: Including the Protectorate - Vol. 2

Memoirs of the Court of England during the Reign of the Stuarts: Including the Protectorate - Vol. 2

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Memoirs of the Court of England during the Reign of the Stuarts: Including the Protectorate - Vol. 2

Memoirs of the Court of England during the Reign of the Stuarts: Including the Protectorate - Vol. 2

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Memories
concerning
the reign of the stuarts.
henrietta maria.

Character of this Princess—Lord Kensington’s Mission to Paris—
Henrietta’s Prepossession in favour of Charles—Pretensions of
Count Soissons to the Hand of the Princess—He is challenged by
the Earl of Holland—Description of Henrietta by that Nobleman—
Splendid Marriage Ceremony of Henrietta and Charles (by Proxy)
—Public Rejoicings at Paris—Departure of Henrietta—Her
Arrival at Dover—First Interview with her Husband at Dover—
The Royal Couple at Canterbury—Their enthusiastic Reception in
London—Feelings of the Puritans on the Birth of the Queen’s first
Child—Reputed Loveliness of Henrietta—Anecdote—Henrietta’s
Embarkation for Holland, and Exertions in her Husband’s Cause
—Return to England—Her dangerous Situation at Burlington—
Her Courage—Imputations against her Conjugal Fidelity—Her
Union, after the Death of Charles, to Henry Jermyn—Her extreme
Distress in Paris—Manner in which she received the News of
Charles’s Death—Her Return to England, and Residence in
Somerset House—Her Death and Burial.

The character of Henrietta Maria has seldom been a favourite one with our historians. Generally speaking, they describe her, and not without reason, as having been turbulent and insincere; implacable in her resentments; rash in her resolves; precipitating her husband into the . . .

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