The Knight of the Golden Chain (Classic Reprint)

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The Knight of the Golden Chain (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from The Knight of the Golden ChainHe chafed and taunted me past endurance; then all turned red before my eyes, and I remember nothing more.Will that tale content my lord, think you? Will it content King Stephen? Be sure if Alberic do not satisfy Baldwin's kinsmen, they will carry their cry to the King himself, and he is none so certain Of his throne that he dare withstand them.For King Stephen, who, now in the year Of grace 1139, had been lord Of England fo that he dare withstand them.For King Stephen, who, now in the year Of grace 1139, had been lord Of England for near upon four years, had little right to reign; all men knew that the crown belonged of right to Henry's daughter, the Empress Matilda. Yet partly be cause the great barons liked not a woman ruler; partly because Stephen was brave and debonair, a favourite with all, they chose him for their king, and would have none Of her whom they called Countess Of Anjou.Aylmer looked at me in some surprise; I was not wont to use so many words.Methinks we have changed places, Oh my brother, he cried mockingly. And what does your new-born wisdom counsel me to do?There is nothing to be done, save to fly to St. Edmund's Convent with the best speed you may, before they can lay hands on you.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology 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. read more