The History of the Empire; Containing Its Rise, Growth, Revolutions, Government, Policy, Alliances, and Negotiations, Continued from the Time of Charlemagne Down to the Present Emperor Charles VI Volume 2

The History of the Empire; Containing Its Rise, Growth, Revolutions, Government, Policy, Alliances, and Negotiations, Continued from the Time of Charlemagne Down to the Present Emperor Charles VI Volume 2

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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. 1730 edition. Excerpt: ...of Brun-TheDukeof swick again entered Germany, with an Army TMsck which the States of the Netherlands had assist'-Germany, ied him to raise, where he committed great ""'A Ravages, refusing and despising the Pardon "fcZed, offered bim by the Emperor. But being met by General 'Tilly, on the sixteenth of.August, in the Biflioprick of Munster near Statlo, he was defeated beyond poilibility of Retrieval, all his Infantry being killed or taken Prisoners, as also all the chief Officers, Princes and Nobility of his Army, who were forced to submit to this Generals Power; besides the Loss of seventy Ensigns, twelve large Pieces of Cannon that the Hollanders had lent him, and all the Baggage. As for the Duke Christian, he escaped into Holland, where Count Mansfeldt immediately joined him; for the Count being in East Friezland, where he ravaged the Country at his Ease, had been also surpriz'd by T%, Vol. Hi 0 wh$ Ferdi-wno cut off two thousand of his Men, and Yj obliged him likewise to retreat towards Holland. This Success gave Germany a little Time to breath, and the Emperor feeing himself victorious, bent his Thoughts on making himself absolute Master of the Empire; but the King of England, to whom Duke Christian and Count Mansseldt had made their Escape, being incensed at the ill Treatment of his Son in Law the Elector Palatine, brought his Parliament to declare in his Favour against the House of Austria. The first Step they took, was to break the Treaty of Marriage made between the Prince of JTales and the Infanta of Spain, to 'which they were the easier induced, as they were partly assured, that the Prince would not be refused Henrietta the Daughter of France 5 the second was, to make Alliances with all who Were jealous of the Power of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659457
  • 9781236659453