History of the House of Austria, from the Foundation of the Monarchy by Rhodolph of Habsburgh to the Death of Leopold the Second Volume 2

History of the House of Austria, from the Foundation of the Monarchy by Rhodolph of Habsburgh to the Death of Leopold the Second Volume 2

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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. 1807 edition. Excerpt: ...and the strength of his escort. Butler and Devereux instantly repaired to Vienna, and imparted the welcome intelligence to the emperor. The assassination of this formi dable chief became the signal for the punishment of his adherents. Several were takenup at Prague, and privately put to death; others were' publicly executed; and' at Pilsen seven eolonels, and seventeen persons of inferior condition, were beheaded ." Thus, while his partizans were terri-fied by the severity of these punishments, the number of executions contributed to-spread a more-general belief of the dangerand extent of his treasons. On the other 'hand, those who had be t-rayed him, or contributed to his fall, were amply rewarded. Gordon received the confiscated estates of Tersky; and the princely possessions. of Waldstein were divided among Piccolomini, Gallas, Aldringer, and% Leslie. Tojustify the assassination of a man who had twice delivered the House of Austria from destruction, the court of Vienna. published an apology for its conduct, in a writing which was called "A circumstantial and authentic narrative of the treacherous conspiracy of Waldstein and his adherents." In this paper, which was drawn up.with jesuitical ingenuity, it was not deemed a sufficientjustification to deduce his treachery from the moment when his treason really began, but from the very period of his first dismission. He was charged-with p'lo'ts which carry their own refutation in their very extravagance. Chapter 5__He was accused of having formed a systematic plan to annihilate both 16-'ii'-168%. branches of the House of Austria; and after satisfying himself with W the 'kingdomof Bohemia, he was said to have adopted the_system at...show more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236749006
  • 9781236749000