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ES Beesly, Queen Elizabeth (1892)

CHAPTER I: EARLY LIFE, 1533-1558

CHAPTER II: THE CHANGE OF RELIGION, 1559

CHAPTER III: FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1559-1563

CHAPTER IV: ELIZABETH AND MARY STUART, 1559-1568

CHAPTER V: ARISTOCRATIC PLOTS, 1568-1572

CHAPTER VI: FOREIGN AFFAIRS, 1572-1583

CHAPTER VII: THE PAPAL ATTACK, 1570-1583

CHAPTER VIII: PROTECTORATE OF THE, NETHERLANDS, 1584-1586

CHAPTER IX: EXECUTION OF THE QUEEN OF SCOTS: 1584-1587

CHAPTER X: WAR WITH SPAIN, 1587-1603

CHAPTER XI: DOMESTIC AFFAIRS, 1588-1601

CHAPTER XII: LAST YEARS AND DEATH, 1601-1603


JA Froude, The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon: The Story as Told by the Imperial Ambassadors Resident at the Court of Henry VIII (1891)

BEING A SUPPLEMENTARY VOLUME TO THE AUTHOR'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER ONE Prospects of a disputed succession to the crown -- Various claimants -Catherine incapable of having further children -- Irregularity of her marriage with the King -- Papal dispensations -- First mention of the divorce -- Situation of the Papacy -- Charles V. -- Policy of Wolsey -- Anglo-French alliance -- Imperial troops in Italy -- Appeal of the Pope -- Mission of Inigo de Mendoza -- The Bishop of Tarbes -Legitimacy of the Princess Mary called in question -- Secret meeting of the Legates' court -- Alarms of Catherine -- Sack of Rome by the Duke of Bourbon -- Proposed reform of the Papacy -- The divorce promoted by Wolsey -- Unpopular in England -- Attempts of the Emperor to gain Wolsey.

CHAPTER TWO Mission of Wolsey to Paris -- Visits Bishop Fisher on the way -- Anxieties of the Emperor -- Letter of the Emperor to Henry VIII. -Large offers to Wolsey -- Address of the French Cardinals to the Pope -- Anne Boleyn chosen by Henry to succeed Catherine -- Surprise and displeasure of Wolsey -- Fresh attempts of the Emperor to bribe him -- Wolsey forced to continue to advocate the divorce -Mission of Dr. Knight to Rome -- The Pope at Orvieto -- The King applies for a dispensation to make a second marriage -- Language of the dispensation demanded -- Inferences drawn from it -- Alleged intrigue between the King and Mary Boleyn.

CHAPTER THREE Anxiety of the Pope to satisfy the King -- Fears of the Emperor -Proposed alternatives -- France and England declare war in the Pope's defence -- Campeggio to be sent to England -- The King's account of the Pope's conduct -- The Pope's distress and alarm -The secret decretal -- Instructions to Campeggio.

CHAPTER FOUR Anne Boleyn -- Letters to her from the King -- The Convent at Wilton -- The Divorce -- The Pope's promises -- Arrival of Campeggio in England -- Reception at the Bridewell Palace -- Proposal to Catherine to take the veil -- Her refusal -- Uncertainty of the succession -- A singular expedient -- Alarms of Wolsey -- The true issue -Speech of the King in the City -- Threats of the Emperor -- Defects in the Bull of Pope Julius -- Alleged discovery of a brief supplying them -- Distress of Clement.

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