The History of France; Civil and Military, Ecclesiastical, Political, Literary, Commercial, &C. &C. from the Time of Its Conquest by Clovis, A.D. 486 Volume 8

The History of France; Civil and Military, Ecclesiastical, Political, Literary, Commercial, &C. &C. from the Time of Its Conquest by Clovis, A.D. 486 Volume 8

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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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ... of os'. eS Victor duke of Savoy to join them. He was always favourably difpofed to them; his connection with France and Spain, and the expofed ftate of his dominions to their arms, made him long hefitate. But he yielded at laft to his own inclination, and their perfuafion, and figned a treaty: by which, on uniting his arms with thofe of the allies, he was to receive a confiderable fubfidy; that part of Montferrat which was poffeffed by the duke of Mantua, including the city of Cazal; the provinces of Alexandria, and Valencia, in the Milanefe, with all the territories fituated betwixt the Po and the Tenare, the province of Lomeline, the valley of Sefia, and the fuperiority over the fiefs of Langtres and Vigeranafco. This meafure created a powerful diverfion, in Savoy and Piedmont, in favour of the allies; but it fubjected the duke to an immediate and deftructive invafion of his territories. As foon as Lewis was informed that Victor had fubfcribed the treaty, he wrote him, "That fince religion, honour, intereft, alliances, and even his own fignature were difregarded by him, he had fern his coufin the duke of Vendome at the head of an army, to explain his intention to him, who would give him four and twenty hours only to confider, and determine on what was now his real duty and intereft, to difarm, or to defend himfelf." He replied that he had already decided, and had no other anfwer to give. Vendome therefore put put his army in motion, overran all Savoy, except Montmelian; entered Piedmont, and made one conquefl after another, until Victor was ftripped of almoft all his dominions. The French, and the elector of Bavaria, were no lefs fuccefsful on the Rhine. The marefchal Villars, who had fucceeded marefchal de Catinat - the in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516338
  • 9781236516336