Annual Register Volume 1831

Annual Register Volume 1831

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...on, the house was surrounded by military. The conspirators barricadocd the doom, and tiring from the windows, defendcdthemselves vigorously, trnsting to some popular movement in their favour. Llnnnon were at last brought up, and then they surrendered to the number of thirt, among whom was Mcnotti himse f. The plot seemed to have failed: but the calm was only momentary; fur, the branch of the conspiracy, which had been laid in the papal states, having proved completely successful at the neighbouring Bologna, the infection of example, and the certainty of support, restored the courage of the Modenese plotters, and they again raised a mch more general popular movement. It instantly extcnalcd to lleggio. The duke, thinking him 2 ('I 2 his family to Mantua, having first appointed a council of regency, and carrying along with him the conspirator Menotti. The insurgents were now triumphant. The regency was compelled to take to flight; the palace was plundered; the custom houses on the frontiers towards Parma and the Papal states suppressed, and a provisional government established, at the head of which were a dietator aiid three consuls. In Bologna, a city which had a garrison of only 700 men with a population of 60,000 inhabitants, the insurrection broke out on the 4th of February. The conspirators who first shewed themselves were principally young men, who were immediately joined by numbers of the students of that famed university. The.archbishop-legate being absent at Rome attending the conclave for the election of the pope, the pro-legato hastily assembled the principal nobility, and the most eminent citizens, to consult on the dangers that threatened them. While he was deliberating with them, about midnight, the young men advanced in...
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  • Paperback | 468 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 830g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866509
  • 9781236866509