The invalidation of a marriage
bearbaiting - the former practice of setting dogs to fight a captive bear.
a picture, description, etc., ludicrously exaggerating the peculiarities or defects of persons or things
cypher - A system in which units of plain text of regular length, usually letters, are substituted according to a predetermined code.
death mask -
a cast taken of a person's face after death.
French and Indian War - the war in America in which France and its Indian allies opposed England 1754-60: ended by Treaty of Paris in 1763.
unofficial information gained or acquired from another and not part of one's direct knowledge.
born of parents who are not married to each other; born out of wedlock: an illegitimate child.
lady in waiting -
a lady who is in attendance upon a queen or princess.
leech - a bloodsucking worm of which were formerly used in medicine for bloodletting.
a very small painting, esp. a portrait, on ivory, vellum, or the like.
pamphlets - An unbound printed work, usually with a paper cover.
Privy Council -
a body of persons who advise the sovereign in matters of state
Reformation - the religious movement in the 16th century that had for its object the reform of the Roman Catholic Church, and that led to the establishment of the Protestant churches.
a disease marked by swollen and bleeding gums, livid spots on the skin, prostration, etc., due to a diet lacking in vitamin C.
the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign.
a sovereign or other ruler who uses power oppressively or unjustly.