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Boys and Their Rulers, Or, What We Do at School


Boys and Their Rulers, Or, What We Do at School

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    E. Ward
Excerpt from book: CHRIST 3 HOSPITAL. CHAPTER III. It is, I believe, pretty generally known that King Edward VI. founded Christ's Hospital. This monarch in early life displayed much zeal for the spreading of the doctrines of the Reformation. This, no doubt, in some measure he almost inherited from his uncle on his mother's side, the Duke of Somerset. Perhaps no prince ever gave such early promise of excellence and worth. The good Bishop of London (Dr. Ridley) was a most fit tutor, and well did he advise his young charge. It was principally through his instrumentality that Prince Edward was induced to carry out those undertakings which will ever stamp his short reign with glory. In the year 1552, one year only before his death, was a Royal Charter granted for Christ's Hospital, St. Bartholomew's Bridewell, and St. Thomas's Hospitals—and the Mayor, Commonalty, and Citizens of London, were incorporated " Governors of the possessions, revenues, and goods of the Hospitals of Edward VI. King of England." On the 6th of July, 1553, this good young king expired at Greenwich, in the sixteenth year of his age and the seventh of his reign. In speaking of King Edward's illness, all historians seem to agree that the symptons were much aggravated, and indeed his death hastened, by the injudicious treatment of an ignorant woman, to whom the king's life was intrusted after the State physicians had been dismissed by the Earl of Northumberland's advice. The result proved exactly as might have been anticipated : so far from any relief arising from the medicines prescribed, the symptoms became much more alarming: and Death, with his all powerful grasp, snatched the young king from this mortal scene. Those who are anxious for any further particulars respecting the life and last moments of this examplary pr...   show more
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