Excerpt from The History of Scotland, From the Year 1423, to the Year 1542: Containing the Lives and Reigns of James I, II, III, IV, and V Henry VI. Then king of England, being ofurider age, was governed by hls two uncles tis father's lide, humphrey duke of Gloceller, who was made pro te lor of his peifou and realm, john duke of Bedford, who was ellablilhed regent of France, and thomas duke of Exeter. But henry beaufort cardi nal, bilhop ofvvincheller and chancellor of England, a man eminent in blood and riches, uncle to the lady JA N E, in effet't governed all. Thefe gave way, rather than approved that the king of Scots lhould be fet at li berty and fent home. And though they would have drfmilfed him freely, in refpe l ofthe dowry ofhis queen, which was not delivered, having ufe of prefent money for the maintenance ofthe wars in France, and the more to cover the injuliice of his captivity, they thought it expedient to fet a ranfom upon him.
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