Ferdinand I and Maximilian II of Austria; An Essay on the Political and Religious State of Germany Immediately After the Reformation

Ferdinand I and Maximilian II of Austria; An Essay on the Political and Religious State of Germany Immediately After the Reformation

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...did not attempt to conceal that he thought his policy too peaceful, and always too easily swayed either by circumstances, by the accidental opinions of some of his counsellors, or by foreign influences."k The anti-Spanish line of policy had in part been originated by him, and he intended to follow it out far more strictly. He complained bitterly that the Emperor Charles had treated the younger branch unfairly in the division of the inheritance, and had injured it repeatedly since. He himself, as his son-in-law, thought he had by his marriage acquired certain claims upon Milan or the Netherlands, and yet he was forced to content himself with a small pension, which was not even regularly paid. The most direct and severe attack upon him, however, was the Emperor's scheme of transferring the succession to the Empire to Philip II.'( It could hardly be expected that so " Soriauo Rel," 1554: " Nelle cose del governo biasma 1' imperitia de' cousiglieri la facilita di S. M. et il troppo rispetto all' imperatore." 1 Soriano, 1554: " La materia della cession dell' imperio ha acceso high-spirited a man as Maximilian should tamely submit to be deprived of the first crown of Europe, a crown to which he was the natural successor, and find himself compelled to play a part subordinate to Philip, whose faculties he thought so mean, and whose vanity appeared to hi1n so ludicrous, --to a man of whom he never spoke but with disgust and contempt. Indeed, it almost seemed as though it was partly dislike to his cousin, that had induced him to cultivate those talents and pursuits in which Philip was so utterly deficient. He thenceforth banished all Spaniards from about his person and from his...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236863380
  • 9781236863386