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When Knighthood Was in Flower


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


by


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


CONTENTS


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.



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