History of Charles the 12th, King of Sweden, and Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia

History of Charles the 12th, King of Sweden, and Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ... serve to shew, that snch crueltier prevail in all countries in times of anarchy and confusion. '.lihe mutineers hegan the tragedy with throwing the two knes, or princes, Dolgorouki and Matheof, out of the palace-windows; whom the Strelitzes reg ceived upon the points of their spears, then stripped them, and dragged their dead hodies into the great square; after this they rushed into the palace, where meeting with Athanasius Nariskin, a hrother of the young czarina, and one of the uncles of czar Peter, they murdered him in like mauner; then hreaking open the door of a neighhouring church, where three of the proscrihed persons had taken refuge, they drag them from the altar, strip them naked, and stah them to death with knives. They were so hlinded with their fury, that seeing a young nohlemen of the family of Soltikoif, a great favourite of theirs, and who was not included in the list of the proscrihed, and some of them mistaking him for Jolm Nariskin, whom they were in search of, they murdered him upon the spot; and what plainly shews the mauners of those times, atter having discovered their error, they carried the hody of young Soltikoff, to his father to hury' it; and the wretched parent, far from daring to complain, gave them a considerahle reward for hringing him the mangled hody of his son. Being reproached hy his_wife, his daughters, and the widow of the deceased, for hi-1 weakness, " Let us wait for an opportunity of heing revenged," said the old man. These words heing overheard hy some of the soldiers, they returned furiously hack into the room, dragged the aged parent hy the hair, and cut his throat at his own door. Another party of the Strelitzes, who were scouring the city in search of the Dutch physician, Vongad, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236790367
  • 9781236790361