Charles V

Charles V

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...d'Algeri." Gnumn soldiers during their irsksome and dangerous-YA march. If his obstinacy had involved his army in those perils he did his best to atone for his error by the efforts which he made to mitigate the sufferings of his troops. He shared all their privations, was indefatigable in his endeavours to comfort the sick and the wounded, and did everything which a skilful commander could accomplish to ward off the attack of the enemy, and to secure the safe embarcation of the army. But even when this last object was effected new disasters assailed this unfortunate expedition. A fresh storm arose, the fleet was scattered, and weeks elapsed before the emperor could leave the coasts of Africa. At last, after many disappointments, he directed his course towards Spain, and reached Carthagena on the 1st December, 1541.' After the departure of the emperor from France Francis began to doubt whether an intimate alliance with his former rival was likely to be attended with good effects. Old allies had been made distrustful, while it soon became sufliciently evident that no solid advantage was to be obtained from the emperor' s gratitude. Negotiations, indeed, continued to be carried on, the object of which was to procure for Francis or one of his sons the cession of Milan or some territory of equivalent value. Gr!A1-nm Continued disputes with France. ' G-ranvelle, vol. ii. pp. 614-18; Itinerary of Charles the Fifth, in Bradford (London, 1850), pp. 528-31; Autobiography, pp. 45-46. Charles proposed that in lieu of Milan the N etherlands should be made over to the Duke of Orleans on condition that he married the daughter of the emperor and governed his new state under his superintendence. It was easy to show that the...
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236744209
  • 9781236744203