Skill in Dancing, 128. His Fondness for the Stage, 128. Joined in writing a
Tragedy acted before Queen, 128. Tragedy of Tancred and Gismund," 128.
Scene written by Sir Christopher Hation, 128. He captivates Queen Elizabeth,
128. Taken into her Service, 129. Queen takes Security for Money advanced to
him, 129. His rapid Promotion at Court, 129 Envy and jealousy which he ex-
cited, 130. Hatton is returned to Parliament, and becomes Leader of the House
of Commons, 130. His continued exertion to please the Queen, 131. "Ecandal of
Queen Elizabeth," 131. Hatton jealous of the Earl of Oxford, 131. Letter of
Advice to him from Edward Dyer, 132. Hatton's Letter to the Queen, justifying
himself, 133. Queen's Passion for Hatton revived by a fit of Illness, 133. Letter
of Gilbert Talbot relating the Court Scandal, 183. Hatton's Visit to Spa, 134.
His Love-letters to Elizabeth during his Absence, 134. His Return to England,
136, Queen Elizabeth's Letter to the Bishop of Ely, 136. Hatton, a Statesman
and a Privy Councillor, 136. Hatton employed to advise the Queen to have a
Tooth drawn, 137. Hatton and the Earl of Leicester correspond about the
Queen's Health, 137, Cruel Prosecution of Stubbes, 138. Hatton assists in
breaking off Elizabeth's Marriage with the Duke of Anjou, 138. Another Love-
letter from Hatton to Elizabeth, 138. Hatton in Time of Sickness sends a charm
to be worn by Elizabeth, 139, Another Love-letter from Hatton to Elizabeth, 140
Hatton quarrels with the Queen, 141. They are reconciled, 141. Appearance of
Sir Walter Raleigh at Court, 142. Queen pretends to slight Sir Walter Raleigh,
142. Hatton pleases Elizabeth by his zeal against the Queen of Scots, 142. His
Prayer in the House of Commons, 143 Sits on Trial of Babington, &c. 143.
His Examination of Nau and Curle, Mary's Secretaries, 144. His Conduct at the
Trial of Queen Mary, 145. Letter from Hatton to Elizabeth, written during the
Trial, 145. His Speech against her in the House of Commons, 146. Carries Re-
solution in the House of Commons for Execution of Mary, 146. Active in sending
off Death-warrant, 146. Pretended Anger of Elizabeth, 146. He is made Lord
Chancellor, 147. Description of the Ceremony, 147. Consternation at Westmin-
ster Hall, 147. Hatton's Incompetency, 148. Bar resolve not to practise before
him, 148. Procession on his Installation, 148. His Reception in Court of Chan-
cery, 149. His Conduct as a Judge, 150. Approach of the ARMADA, 150. Chan-
cellor attends Queen to Tilbury, 151. A Parliament, 151. Lord Chancellor's
Speech to the Two Houses, 151. He is made Knight of the Garter, 152. He de-
clines in favour, 152. He resists illegal Patent to the Earl of Leicester, 152. Sud-
den Death of Earl of Leicester, 153. Rise of young Earl of Essex, 153. Chancel-
lor slighted, 153. Sir Walter Raleigh Captain of Gentlemen Pensioners, 153.
Charles Blount, a new favourite, 153. Queen demands, Debt due to her from
Hatton, 154. His last Sickness, 154. Elizabeth visits him while ill in Bed, 154.
His Death, 154. His Funeral, 155. His Character, 155. His Decisions, 155. A
Jest by him in the Court of Chancery, 155. His Severity in the Star Chamber,
156. Suspicion of being concerned in Murder of Earl of Northumberland, 157.
His continued Love of Dancing when Chancellor, 157. Sonnet addressed to him
by Spenser, 157. Tolerant in Religion, 158. His Liaison with Elizabeth, 158.
Never Married, 158. Letter of Queen Mary to Queen Elizabeth, 158. Collared
by the Queen, 158. His Letter to the Earl of Essex, 160. His magnificent Style
of Living, 160. Entertainment by him to the Queen at Stoke Pogis, 161. His
collateral Relations, 161.