The French Revolutionary Epoch

The French Revolutionary Epoch

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...after which the Allies would consider the question of decreasing or wholly withdrawing their forces. At the close of the second year thirty thousand men had been withdrawn; and when the third year had elapsed, the Duke de Richelieu approached the Governments of the great Powers with the object of inducing them to anticipate the date stipulated in the treaty. Once more it was England and Russia who showed themselves the most considerate towards France, and the result of the negotiations was that the four Powers met at Aixla-Chapelle, and agreed, on the 2nd of October, to withdraw their armies on the last day of November. Many of the extreme Royalists seemed to think that there was reason to fear a revolution as soon as the Allies should have left the country, and they began to intrigue for the purpose of prolonging the foreign occupation. The Count d'Artois went so far as to employ a certain M. de Vitrolles to write a Memoir on the subject, in the hope of frightening the Allies into remaining; but Richelieu's sound common sense prevailed, and the evacuation was carried out on the appointed day. Nevertheless the great Powers signed a secret Convention amongst themselves, undertaking to renew the military Coalition in the event of another overthrow of the Government in France. Meanwhile, the elections of 1818, which had taken place in October, resulted in a signal defeat of the Royalists and ministerialists, and in the increase of the party of independent Liberals by twenty fresh votes. Both the Royalists and their friends abroad took alarm at this significant expression of the popular antagonism to reactionary ideas. The plenipotentiaries of the Allied Powers exacted from the Duke de Richelieu a promise that he would take steps to counteract this...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236566033
  • 9781236566034