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The Prince and the Page

By Yonge, Charlotte Mary

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Title: The Prince and the Page  
Author: Yonge, Charlotte Mary
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Language: English
Subject: Literature & thought, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
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Preface: In these days of exactness even a child?s historical romance must point to what the French term its pieces justficatives. We own that ours do not lie very deep. The picture of Simon de Montfort drawn by his wife?s own household books, as quoted by Mrs. Everett Green in her Lives of the Princesses, and that of Edward I. in Carte?s History, and more recently in the Greatest of the Plantagenets, furnished the two chief influences of the story. The household accounts show that Earl Simon and Eleanor of England had five sons. Henry fell with his father at Evesham. Simon and Guy deeply injured his cause by their violence, and after holding out Kenilworth against the Prince, retired to the Continent, where they sacrilegiously murdered Henry, son of the King of the Romans?a crime so much abhorred in Italy that Dante represents himself as meeting them in torments in the Inferno, not however before Guy had become the founder of the family of the Counts of Monforte in the Maremma.

 

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