In that country the record of this reign is a blood-stained page, while in the history of Germany, on the contrary, Fredericks name is associated with a peaceful and prosperous period.
He exhibited Othman's blood-stained garment in the mosque at Damascus, and incited his Syrians to vengeance.
Soon after his death the story of the miracle of "Garnet's Straw" was circulated all over Europe, according to which a blood-stained straw from the scene of execution which came into the hands of one John Wilkinson, a young and fervent Roman Catholic, who was present, developed Garnet's likeness.
Thus the blood-stained 16th century closed with a promise of religious toleration and a dream of international arbitration.
Evidence was presented that May had left a blood-stained handprint on a wall at the murder scene.