The Life of Queen Henrietta Maria

The Life of Queen Henrietta Maria (Paperback)

By Ida Ashworth Taylor 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151145378
EAN: 9781151145376
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 178
Publish Date: 2009-12-25
Binding: Paperback
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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. 1906. Excerpt: ... HENRIETTA MARIA CHAPTER I 1609--1623 Birth--Condition of Europe--Henri-Quatre's household--Henrietta's infancy--Marie de Medicis' coronation--The King's murder--The Queen's regency--Henrietta's childhood--At Blois--At Court--Her marriage mooted--F1rst and second missions to England--Changes at the French Court--The Comte de Soisson's suit--Visit of Charles and Buckingham to Paris. ON November 25th, 1609, Henriette Marie de Bourbon was born at the Louvre, the youngest daughter of Henri of Navarre and his Italian wife, Marie de Medicis--a child destined to become the wife of one king, the mother of two, and who, claiming in years to come the title of "la reine malheureuse," asserted her pre-eminence in sorrow. The welcome she received was a cold one. The King was said to have declared that he would have given a hundred thousand crowns had the child been another son, whilst to the people a daughter represented only an additional burden on the national finances. No public rejoicings celebrated the event, nor was it announced with the customary salute of cannon. The usual formalities were, however, duly observed. Henri himself, with his ministers of State and the Vol. 1. I princes of the blood, were present at the birth; and the King, after the necessary recognition of the newborn infant as his own, handed her over in person to the care of the governess of the royal children, Madame de Monglat. This ceremony performed, he no doubt considered that his duty towards his unloved wife and her child had been discharged, and that he was at liberty to turn his attention elsewhere. There was much in the condition of Europe at the moment to cause it to present an interesting study to eyes so keen and eager as those of Henrietta's father. The Evangelical Alliance and the...
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Title: The Life of Queen Henrietta Maria
Publisher: General Books
Author: Ida Ashworth Taylor
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151145378
EAN: 9781151145376
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 178
Publish Date: 2009-12-25
Binding: Paperback

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