When Knighthood Was in FlowerCharles Major / Romance & Love
WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER
or, the Love Story ofCharles Brandon and Mary Tudorthe King's Sister, and Happeningin the Reign ofHis August MajestyKing Henry theEighth
Rewritten and Rendered into Modern English fromSir Edwin Caskoden's Memoir
EDWIN CASKODEN[Charles Major]
Julia Marlowe EditionWith Scenes from the Play
Indianapolis, U.S.A.The Bowen-Merrill CompanyPublishersCopyright, Eighteen Hundred NinetyEight, and Nineteen Hundred Oneby The Bowen-Merrill CompanyPress ofBraunworth & Co.Bookbinders and PrintersBrooklyn, N.Y.
_There lived a Knight, when Knighthood was in flow'r, Who charmed alike the tilt-yard and the bow'r_.
To My Wife
The Caskodens 1
I The Duel 6
II How Brandon Came to Court 13
III The Princess Mary 23
IV A Lesson in Dancing 45
V An Honor and an Enemy 74
VI A Rare Ride to Windsor 89
VII Love's Fierce Sweetness 102
VIII The Trouble in Billingsgate Ward 128
IX Put Not Your Trust in Princesses 146
X Justice, O King! 169
XI Louis XII a Suitor 182
XII Atonement 202
XIII A Girl's Consent 213
XIV In the Siren Country 226
XV To Make a Man of Her 244
XVI A Hawking Party 256
XVII The Elopement 268
XVIII To the Tower 289
XIX Proserpina 302
XX Down into France 320
XXI Letters from a Queen 337
_Cloth of gold do not despise, Though thou be match'd with cloth of frize; Cloth of frize, be not too bold, Though thou be match'd with cloth of gold_.
Inscription on a label affixed to Brandon's lance under a picture of Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon, at Strawberry Hill.