All the means of evading the law used by the Christians of the first centuries were reproduced and resorted to in Catholic Ireland by chieftains who possessed the "secret promise" of the queen that their religion should not be interfered with, and that her supremacy should not be enforced against them.
It is equally undeniable that, during its first period, the person who most attracts and rivets attention is the queen.
"The Vicomtesse is as handsome as a queen this morning," he continued, paying no heed to this remark. "She has on a linen dress that puzzles me. It was made to walk among the trees and flowers, it is as simple as you please; and yet it has a distinction that makes you stare." "You seem to have stared," I answered. "Since when did you take such interest in gowns?" "Bless you, it was Antoinette.
During the winter the Queen attended the Opera balls with a single lady of the palace, and always found there Monsieur and the Comte d'Artois. Her people concealed their liveries under gray cloth greatcoats.
Tanneguy Duchatel, one of his partisans, carried off the dauphin; but the queen, weary of Armagnac insolence, had joined the Burgundian party. Treaty of Troyes. Meanwhile Henry V. continued to advance, and John of Burgundy felt the need of joining the whole strength of France against him, and made overtures to the dauphin.
Mandense, Abbé. Marat, M., denounces the queen. Marchioness de Tourzel. Marck, Count de la.
At the sound of his voice they gave a cry and ran towards him, and poured out questions as to what had happened, and why he looked like that. But the prince did not answer any of them. 'How is my wife? he said. There was a pause. Then the queen replied: 'She is dead. 'Dead! he repeated, stepping a little backwards. 'And my child? 'He is dead too. The young man stood silent.
A splendid piece of sculpture Eleanor, wife of Edward given Elizabeth by another royal suitor, who had sought to be her consort through many years, caught the warm bath of gold and crimson from the clerestory and seemed alive and breathing. Against the pedestal the Queen had placed her visitor, the red cushions making vivid contrast to her white gown and black hair.
They gave their opinions and transacted business and were seen in public. Many a king only sat securely on his throne because his wife had a better title to it than he had. This did not, however, prevent them from making women very often quite diminutive in size in their statues, though in some cases the king and queen are the same size and are shown seated side by side.
If he had but known that the Queen had hid from him this fact this vital thing touching herself and England, he would have viewed his future with a vaster distrust.