A Journal by One of the Suite of Thomas Beckington, Afterwards Bishop of Bath and Wells: During an Embassy to Negociate a Marriage Between Henry VI; And a Daughter of the Count of Armagnac A. D. MCCCCXLII (Classic Reprint) by Nicholas Harris Nicolas (Paperback / softback, 2016)
Excerpt from A Journal by One of the Suite of Thomas Beckington, Afterwards Bishop of Bath and Wells: During an Embassy to Negociate a Marriage Between Henry Vi; And a Daughter of the Count of Armagnac A. D. MCCCCXLII IT has been generally remarked that materials for a history of the reign of Henry the Sixth are extremely scanty; and that though the times of earlier English monarchs are capable of being minutely illustrated, one of the most eventful periods in our annals can only be described in a cursory and imperfect manner. This Obser vation is t, however, so strictly correct as has been hitherto supposed; but the lamentable state of most of the public libraries, and more parti cularly in those places where they might be ex pected to be best arranged the difficulty which often exists of obtaining access to them; and the want of proper catalogues, have combined to conceal many important manuscripts from the kwledge of our historians. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.