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When Knighthood Was in Flower

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Set during the Tudor period of English history, When Knighthood Was in Flower tells the tribulations of Mary Tudor, a younger sister of Henry VIII of England who has fallen in love with a commoner. However, for political reasons, King Henry has arranged for her to wed King Louis XII of France and demands his sister put the House of Tudor first, threatening, "You will marry France and I will give you a wedding present – Charles Brandon's head!"

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or, the Love Story of Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor the King's Sister, and Happening in the Reign of His August Majesty King Henry the Eighth

Rewritten and Rendered into Modern English from Sir Edwin Caskoden's Memoir


EDWIN CASKODEN [Charles Major]

Julia Marlowe Edition With Scenes from the Play


Indianapolis, U.S.A. The Bowen Merrill Company Publishers Copyright, Eighteen Hundred Ninety Eight, and Nineteen Hundred One by The Bowen Merrill Company Press of Braunworth & Co. Bookbinders and Printers Brooklyn, 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


The Caskodens 1

I The Duel 6

II How Brandon Came to Court 13

III The Princess Mary 23

IV A Lesson in Dancing... Continue reading book >>

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