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henry_flower ([personal profile] henry_flower) wrote2017-02-05 07:47 pm

A mechanical employment

[After the execution of Charles I, 1649] The commons intended, it is said, to bind the princess Elizabeth apprentice to a button-maker; the duke of Gloucester was to be taught some other mechanical employment. But the former soon died; of grief, as is supposed, for her father's tragical end: the latter was, by Cromwell, sent beyond sea.

https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/h/hume/david/history-of-england/chapter60.html