Good Measures of new Reign, 55. Queen crowned by Lord Chancellor, 55.
Policy, 56.

Roman Catholic Bishops restored, 56. Chancellor's Speech at
opening of Parliament, 57. Proceedings in Parliament, 57.

Persecution of
Judge Hales, 57. His Dialogue with the Lord Chancellor, 58. Judge Ilales
committed to Prison by Chancellor, 60. Suicide of Judge Hales, 60.
tion of Lady Jane Grey and her Husband, 60. Garayner's cruel Administra-
tion, 60. Mary's Marriage, 61. Chancellor's Speech to Parliarment, 62. Arrival


Great Seal Two Months in personal Custody of the Queen, 113.

Her mode of

using it, 113. Clamour for the Appointment of a Chancellor, 114. Queen's

Perplexity, 114. Sir Thomas Bromley, the Solicitor General, appointed Lord

Chancellor, 114. His Birth, 115. Bred to the Law, 115. Made Solicitor Ge-

neral, 115. His Conduct on Trial of Duke of Norfolk, 115.

Evidences to sup-

port the Charge, 117. Found guilty, and executed, 118. Grief of Mary, 118.

Bromley, the Solicitor General, sent to her, 119. His interview with her, 119.

Determination to bring Mary to the Scaffold, 119. Bromley while Solicitor

General more trusted by the Government than the Attorney General, 120. Ap-

pointed Lord Chancellor, 120. His Speech to the Queen on his Appointment,

120. Good Equity Judge, 122. A Parliament, 122. Death of Speaker in

Vacation, 123. Chancellor's Admonition to new Speaker, 123. Lord Chancellor

rebukes Members of the House of Commons, 123. Apprehensions of Elizabeth's

Ministers from the Queen of Scots being next Heir to the Crown, 123. Sug.

gestion of taking her off by Poison, 124. Act of Parliament preferred, 124.

Lord Chancellor's Speech on opening of Parliament, 124. Bill for Trial of Mary,

1 24. Joy of Elizabeth, 124. She thanks the two Houses, 125. Just Convic-

tion of Babington, 125. Commission for the Trial of Mary, 125.

President, 125. Commissioners meet at Fotheringay, 125. Mary denies the

Jurisdiction of the Court, 125. Mary's preliminary Interview with Bromley and

other Commissioners, 126. Bromley baffled, 126. Attempt of Sir Christopher

Hatton, 127. Mary submits to the Jurisdiction of the Court, 127.

Her trial,

127. Lord President Bromley's Address to her, 127. Her Answer, 127. Her

Protest entered, 128. Evidence against her, 128. Her Defence, 128. Burgh-
ley conducts the Prosecution, 129. His dread of an Acquittal, 129. Court ad-

journed to Westminster, 129. Verdiet of gulty against her in her Absence, 129.

Measures for carrying Sentence into Execution, 129. Parliament assembled, 129.

Lord Chancellor's Speech to hasten Execution, 130. Lord Chancellor's second

Speech against Mary, 130. Unanimous Address of both Houses, praying for her

Execution, 130. Elizabeth's Sarcasms on the Lawyers, 131.

Elizabeth signs

Warrant for Mary's Execution, 131 Great Seal affixed to it, 132.

off by the Council, 132. Mary's Execution, 132. Her Conduct in her last

Moments, 132. Sudden Illness of the Lord Chancellor, 132.

His Death, 133.

Lamentations over him, 133. His Character, 133.

Friend to Toleration, 134.

His Descendants, 134.


Great Seal in Custody of Queen, 135. Speculations as to the Appointment of the

new Chancellor, 135. Astonishment on Appointment of Sir Christopher Hatton,

136. Elizabeth's Selection of her Lovers for high Oflices, 136. Family of

Hatton, 136. Early Vanity of Sir Christopher, 137.

Gentleman Commoner at

Oxford, 137. His Idleness at College, 137. His Profligacy at the Inns of

Court, 137. His Skill in dancing, 137. His Fondness for the Stage, 137.

Joined in writing a Tragedy acted before Queen, 137. Tragedy of " Tancred and

Gismund," 138.

Scene written by Sir Christopher Hatton, 138. He captivates

Queen Elizabeth, 139.

Taken into her Service, 139. Queen takes Security for

Money advanced to bim, 139. His rapid Promotion at Court, 199. He is re-

turned to Parliament, and becomes Leader of the Honse of Commons, 140.

Oppuses Elizabeth's Marriage with the Duke of Anjou, 140. Suspicion of being

concerned in Murder of Earl of Northumberland, 140. Part taken by him against

Mary Queen of Scots, 141. His Prayer in the House of Commons, 142.

on Trial of Babington, &c., 142.

His Examination of Nau and Curle, ary's

Secretaries, 144. His Conduct on Mary's Trial, 144. His Speech against her in

the House of Commons, 144.

Carries Resolution in the House of Commons for

Execution of Mary, 145.

Active in sending off Death -warrant, 145. Pretended

Anger of Elizabeth, 145. He is made Lord Chancellor, 146. Description of

the Ceremony, 146.

Consternation at Westminster Hall, 147. Hatton's In-

competency, 147.

Procession on

Bar resolve not to practise before him, 147.

bis Installation, 147.

His Conduct

His Reception in Court of Chancery, 148.

as a Judge, 149.

Approach of the Armada, 150. Chancellor attends Queen to

Tilbury, 150.

A Parliament, 150. Lord Chancellor's Speech to the two

He is made Knight of the Garter, 151.

He declines in favour,

Sudden Death of

He resists illegal Patent to the Earl of Leicester, 152.

Earl of Leicester, 152. Rise of young Earl of Essex, 153. Chancellor slighted,

Sir Walter Raleigh taken into favour, 153. And Charles Blount, 153.

Queen demands Debt due to her from Hatton, 154. His last Sickness, 154.

Elizabeth visits him while ill in Bed, 154. His Death, 155. His Funeral, 155.

His Character, 155. His Decisions, 155. A Jest by him in the Court of

Chancery, 156. His Severity in the Star Chamber, 156. His continued Love of

dancing when Chancellor, 156. Sonnet addressed to him by Spenser, 157. To-

lerant in Religion, 157.

His Liaison with Elizabeth, 157.

Letter of Gilbert

Talbot to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 157.

Never married, 158. Letter of Queen

Mary to Queen Elizabeth, 158. Collared by the Queen, 159. His Letter to the

Earl of Essex, 160. Grants to him from Queen, 160. Entertainment by him to

the Queen at Stoke Pogis, 161. His collateral Relations, 161.


Queen keeps Great Seal in her own Custody, 174. Great Seal delivered to Sir

Thomas Egerton, 174.

Natural Son of Sir Richard Egerton, 174. His Edu-

cation, 175. His Study of Law, 175. Anecdote of bis interfering, while a

Student, as Amicus Curiæ, 175. He becomes a great Jurist, 176. Called to

Bar, 176. Made Queen's Counsel, 176. His Mode of conducting Suits, 177.

Made Solicitor General, 178. His Mode of conducting State Trials, 179.


frames the Indictment against Mary Queen of Scots, 179. Counsel against Earl

of Arundel, 180. Egerton, Attorney General, 180. Prays Judgment on Sir

John Perrot, 180. Knighted, 191. Chamberlain of Chester, 181.

Master of

the Rolls, 181. Mode of appointing him Lord Keeper, 182. While Lord

Keeper, he continues Master of the Rolls, 183, General Joy on his Appoint-

ment as Lord Keeper, 183. He proves a consummate Judge, 183. His De-

cisions, 184. Oftends Common-law Judges, by granting Injunctions, 185. Is

defeated in Attempts to enforce Decrees in Equity by imposing Fines, 185. А

Parliament, 186. Lord Keeper's Speech, 186. Lord Keeper's Admonition to

the Speaker, 187. Question of Precedence, 187. Bill against Monopolies, 187.

Lord Keeper negotiates Treaty with Dutch, 187. Treaty with Denmark, 188.

Egerton's Conduct to Earl of Essex, 188. Queen Elizabeth's Box on Ear to

Earl of Essex, 188. Egerton's Letter to him, 189. Essex induced to apolo-

gise, 190. Essex in Ireland, 190. Returns without leave, 190. Committed

to the Custody of the Lord Keeper, 191. Lord Keeper's Kindness to his Pri.

soner, 191.

Letter from the Lord Keeper to Essex, 191. Proceeding against

Essex in Star Chamber, 191. Lord Keeper's Speech, 192. Essex released

from the Custody of Lord Keeper, 193. Trial of Essex before Lord Keeper

and other Commissioners, 194. His Defence, 194. Lord Keeper's Admonition

to him, 194. The Sentence, 195. Essex's Rebellion, 195. Lord Keeper sent

to Essex House to quell it, 196. The Lord Keeper made Prisoner, 196. The

Lord Keeper liberated, 197. Surrender of Essex, 198. His Trial for High

Treason, 198. Lord Keeper's Interview with him in the Tower, 199. Death

of Lord Ellesmere's second Wife, and of his eldest Son, 200. Ilis third Mar-

riage, 200.

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