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The Trials of Five Queens : Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Mary Queen of Scots, Marie Antoinette and Caroline of Brunswick (Classic Reprint)
by Richard Storry Deans


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Asithe manner of; tlie'itime was, a treaty of marriage was early set afoot. Indeed, Henry VII. Of England, almost as soon as a son was born heir to the joint pretensions of York and Lan caster, approached Ferdinand and Isabella with proposals for the espousals of Arthur and Katherine.  Read more...


 
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Excerpt from The Trials of Five Queens: Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Mary Queen of Scots, Marie Antoinette and Caroline of Brunswick

Asithe manner of; tlie'itime was, a treaty of marriage was early set afoot. Indeed, Henry VII. Of England, almost as soon as a son was born heir to the joint pretensions of York and Lan caster, approached Ferdinand and Isabella with proposals for the espousals of Arthur and Katherine. The prospective bridegroom was then a year and eight months Old the prospective bride just over four years. The proposal was acceptable to the Spanish sovereigns, and the marriage was agreed to; though not without a good deal of sharp bargaining between the wily Ferdinand and the equally astute Henry Tudor. Seldom have royal diplomatists been SO equally matched. I doubt if Henry had any equal among the crowned heads of Europe except Ferdinand; and I doubt also if Ferdinand could not easily outwit and delude any of his brother rulers except Henry. The records of the time reveal both monarchs to us as greedy, grasping, not to say avaricious men. When, therefore, they came to settle the question of dowry, the bargaining was close and keen. Very few Yorkshire horse copers could give much start to either of the royal fathers when it came to the point Of beating down the price. At last it was settled that the princess Should marry the Prince of Wales at the earliest possible date; and that her dowry should be scudos in hard cash - half on Katherine's arrival and the other half two years afterwards.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781333611279
  • ISBN-10: 1333611277
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • Publish Date: April 2018
  • Page Count: 450
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.91 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.32 pounds


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