A General History of the House of Gualph

A General History of the House of Gualph

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ... this service. The duke of Brunswick had his right arm shot off in this action: he therefore retired to Celle, for the recovery of his health, and occupied himself in reorganizing his army. Though suffering from the effects of his wound, duke Christian headed his army on its return to Luneburg. He had become personally acquainted with his cousin in Holland, and was so enamoured of her charms, that he wore her glove in his hat, and bore on his colours "Alles fur Gott und sie." Chai-, v. As soon as his wounds were healed, he again took the field, with a force amounting to sixteen thousand infantry, five thousand cavalry, and a large train of artillery. His design was to join the prince of Orange: and William duke of Weimar served as the lieutenant-general under him. Count Sturme was his general of cavalry, and count Isemberg commanded the ordnance. In his march to the low countries Christian endeavoured to avoid the army of the emperor under Tilly, which had been directed to watch his motions; and, in order that his army might be the better supplied on its march, he divided it into three corps. He gave the command of one, which was the advanced guard, to the duke of Weimar; general Kneiphusen commanded the centre division; and the marquess de la Tour, a Frenchman, the rear guard. These generals, we are sorry to add, had been purchased by Tilly: they therefore deceived him as to the movements of his enemy; his orders were disobeyed, and, through their cowardice and treachery, he was surprised and beaten in the passes near Newburg. Christian joined prince Maurice near Cleves with a small remnant of his army, and endeavoured, but in vain, to bring his cowardly generals to condign punishment. For his gallant conduct in the Dutch wars, as...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
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  • English
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  • 1236495497
  • 9781236495495