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And Stanley inwardly rejoiced to hear,

And Rick Ap Thomas* seized his Cambrian spear.

Last came Bosworth's warlike trial,
Richard for his crown advancing;
First to the soldiery some words address,

But soon he saw brave Henry defy all, (AndJighting, far than talking he lov'd best). They might have thought, who heard the fray,

That in dark Pandsemonium's shade,

All Milton's daemon's were array'd; Such clang of arms, and coursers prancing. While, as on sounding shield the faulchion rings,

Death, in his ebon car, drove fiercely round;

And Richard's corsef among the slain was found!

And Henry on that well fought day, His worth and valour to repay, Received a crown upborne on Yiet'ry's wings.

* A Welch Chief, of great influence, who was one of the first to join Henry when he landed at Milford.

t Richard's body, after being exposed, was buried in the church of the Grey Friars, in Leicester. Henry VII. bestowed a monument on it, which was demolished at the dissolution of Abbies, under Henry VIII; and the monarch's stone coffin actually served for a horse-trough, at the White Horse Inn i Sic transit gloria mundi!

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Just at this scene young Glo'ster 'woke,
And begged, not relishing the joke,
His tutors would »o civil be,
As alter the catastrophe.

But that winch is decreed by fate,
Must surely happen, soon or late;
And what, as fiction has been stated,
All came to pass, as we've related.

HOUSE BOUSE Of TUDOR,

AND UNION OF THE FAMILIES OF YORK AND LANCASTER.

SUMMARY OF THE REIGN OF

HENRY THE SEVENTH.

Born in Wales, A. D. 1457. Crowned 1485, on the Field of Battle. Married Elizabeth, Daughter of Edward IV. Had issue, Arthur, Prince of Wales, who died, aged 17; Henry, who succeeded to the Throne; Edmund and Edward, both died young; as did Elizabeth and Catherine; Margaret, married to James IV. of Scotland; Mary, to Louis XII. of France, and subsequently to Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. Henry reigned near Twenty-three Years. Died April 22d, 1509, in the Fifty-second Year of his age; and was buried at Westminster..

Principal Events.

Insurrections, and defeat, of Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck: the first pretending to be the Earl of Warwick, the latter, Duke of York. Death of the Earl of Warwick. Prince Henry marries his deceased Brother's betrothed Wife. The Star Chamber Court established. America, and the Cape of Good Hope, discovered. The King built Chapels at Windsor and Westminster, and turned the Savoy Palace into an Hospital. The Sweating Sickness made great mortality.

Eminent Persons.

John Morton, Henry Chicheley, Thomas Langton, Archbishops of Canterbury. Margaret, Countess of Richmond,

Mother Mother of the King; (named in the Catalogue of Royal Authors). Cardinal Morton, Lor J Chancellor. Fox, Bishop of Winchester. Sebastian Cabot, a great Navigator. Empsora and Dudley, extortionate Ministers of the King.

COTEMPORARY SOVEREIGNS.

Popes.

Innocent VIII. 1484. Alexander VI. 1492. Pius III. 1503. Julius III. 1503.

Emperors.

Of Germany.—Frederic III. 1440. Maximilian I. 1493.
OftheTurks.—Bajazet II. 1481.

Kings and Queen.

Of Trance.—Charles VIII. 1483. Louis XII. 1498.
Of Spain.—Ferdinand* the Catholic, and Isabella, 1475.
Of Portugal—John II. 1481. Emanuel, 1495.

Of Denmark}

and > John, 1481. Sweden. J' Of Scotland.—James III. 1460. James IV. 1489.

* Till this period Spain had been divided into three different Governments, viz. Leon, Castile, and Arragon, under distinct Sovereigns; but, by the marriage of Ferdinand with Isabella, Heiress of Castile and Arragon, the whole na) united in one Kingdom.

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Henry HENRY THE SEVENTH.

"Proud, dark, suspicious, brooding o'er his gold."

Thomson.

« We will unite the White Rose with the Red.'*

i "There grows

"In my most ill-composed affection, such
"A staunchles's avarice, that, were I a King,
"I should cut off the nobles for their lands,

Shakespeare.

"Of a noble race was Shenkin."

Welch Ballads.

In metre most unpolished,
Than which, not the times were ruder,
My muse shall sing,
We gained a King
From the house of Owen Tudor.

Who woo'd the beauteous widow,
Of fighting fifth King Harry;
And she from a crown
Stepp'd kindly down
A simple 'squire to marry.

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