Pope Alexander the Seventh and the College of Cardinals

Pope Alexander the Seventh and the College of Cardinals

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Pope Alexander the Seventh and the College of Cardinals

Pope Alexander the Seventh and the College of Cardinals

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The reader of the following pages will readily understand that to annotate them fully would be a work of very considerable labour. For this reason it is that, although Dr. Bargrave's Manuscripts were copied by me as long ago as 1860, and although the publication of them was announced in the Report of the Camden Society for 1861, they have not appeared until now. The task of editing them was continually deferred, in the hope that I should be able to afford time for performing it thoroughly; until at length, in despair of finding at once the necessary leisure and a sufficient command of the necessary materials, I offered either to hand over the transcripts to any other editor whom the Council of the Society might select, or to send them forth with an amount of illustration far short of my original intention. The second of these alternatives was accepted; and, although the book now appears with but little advantage from editorial care, I venture to hope that for its own sake it will not be unwelcome to the members of the Society.

The writer, John Bargrave, was the younger son of John Bargrave, originally of Bridge, near Canterbury, who built the mansion of Bifrons in the adjoining parish of Patrixbourne, and on it commemorated the virtues of his wife (daughter and coheiress of Giles Crouch of London,) by the motto, "DIRUTA ÆDIFICAT UXOR

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