But if a majority of diviners decide against the accusers, the latter are set upon a wagon-load of brushwood and burned to death.
But two questions remain to be settled - (1) did her accusers at one time possess another version of this letter which if it existed was beyond doubt a forgery ?
We cannot, in short, believe Mary's accusers on their oaths.
Lord Robert was the only friend of Darnley in Mary's entourage; and he even, according to the accusers, warned him of his danger in Kirk o' Field, to which they said that a Casket Letter (III.) referred.
In many cases the accused persons, in order to avoid the indignity of a public trial, bought off their accusers, who found in this a fruitful source of revenue.
However irregular this sentence may have been from the canonical point of view (for the accusers do not seem to have actually proved the crime of heresy, which was necessary, according to most scholars of the period, to justify the deposition of a sovereign pontiff), the condemned pope was not long in confirming it.
At the inquiry he bought his acquittal from a courtier and his accusers were executed.
a forged interpolation, based on another document, not by Mary The whole affair has been obscured and almost inextricably entangled, as we shall see, by the behaviour of Mary's accusers.
It was argued by Andrew Lang that Wood was likely to show these letters to Lennox; and that as Lennox follows Moray's version of Mary's long and murderous letter, and does not follow Letter II., the murderous letter (a forgery) was then part of the dossier of Mary's accusers.
A first attempt made to being him within the meshes of the law only recoiled with shame upon the head of the accusers.
in the University library, Cambridge, strengthening her case by restating the perfidy of her accusers.
He answered His accusers by the brief but pregnant sentence: " My Father worketh even until now, and I work."
But Menelaus managed to retain his position, and his accusers were put to death.
He confirmed his story by leading his accusers to the cavern where his six companions were found, youthful and beaming with a holy radiance.
When brought before the tribunal she was condemned to death and was on the way to execution, when Daniel interposed and, by cross-questioning the accusers apart, convinced the people of the falsity of the charge.
The Pharisees held that the intention of the accusers was equivalent to murder.
Athanasius stood firm, but many accusers soon rose up against one who was known to be under the frown of the imperial displeasure.
On the present occasion his accusers succeeded at once in arousing the imperial jealousy.
His integrity in the management of the museum was called in question, but a judicial investigation speedily cleared his honour, to the satisfaction even of his accusers.
Rhodes himself was not removed from the privy council, as his more extreme accusers demanded; but he had to abandon his career in Cape politics for a time, and confine his energies to the development of Rhodesia, which had been added to the empire through his instrumentality in 1888-1889.
It is said that the foreign office had then in print a series of despatches which would have answered its accusers had they been presented when the debate began, as for some unexplained reason they were not.
The organization must have been strong in numbers, but only those who were seized for heresy are known by name, and it is only from the indictments of their accusers that their opinions can be gathered.
But Hamilton faced the necessity of revealing the true state of things with conspicuous courage, and the scandal only reacted on his accusers.
These facts, again, in Letter II., are worthless to a forger, because they concern matters never alluded to in any of the records; never employed in any indictment (though Lennox's are copious in private talk between Darnley and Mary, "reports of her servants"), and totally useless for the purposes of the accusers.
Bothwell, with a troop of fifty men, rode through Edinburgh defiantly denouncing vengeance on his concealed accusers.
Refused at first a hearing, his perseverance was at length rewarded by the emperor's assent to his reasonable request that his accusers should be brought face to face with him in the imperial presence.
Accusers have been as diverse as his personal masseuse, fellow cyclists, and a personal assistant.
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