The History of the Life of Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, Sirnamed, the Great Volume 2

The History of the Life of Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, Sirnamed, the Great 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. 1759 edition. Excerpt: ... lines to support their retreat. The Swedes took eight colours, and pursued the enemy so far, till the cannon of the camp compelled them to retire. To restore matters after this fignal affront, don Philip de Sylva joined the count' with 3ooo infantry, and ten pieces of artillery z in consequence whereof the town of Spires was befieged and taken by capi-tulation; for which Homeck the governor was immediately arrested by Oxenstiersss __ order, and condemned to death by a sicourt-martial; nevertheless his majesty was pleased to pardon him at the queen's i-nterceffion. The _ Spanish general extorted to, ooo l. by way of composttion out of the poor inhabitants, which he refused to apply to the, emperor's use-; and ' discovered a coffin-in the house of the knights of the Teutonic order, where Horneck had secreted the. greatest part of his wealthsi This unfortunate panic, which seized Homeck, made Oxenstiem ex: tremely vigilant in strengthening the fortifications of Mentssz and Wormes; and at the 'same time care was taken to re-inforce the garrison of Manheim. The ehaneellor then erected two bridges-across the siss The Imperial chamber here, which we have mentioned more thalt one: in-the. course of out history, was removed to Yard' fig _t_69z. ' 1 D d Rhine 1532_ Rhine and the Mayne; and when the French ambassador complained to him, that the governor of Mentz' had ordered all the ecclefiastics to retire upon the approach of the Spaniards, he immediately cancelled the said governor's decree, and assured the ambassador, that what had been done was contrary to his mastefs intentions, and his own orders. ss Some days afterwards her Swedish majesty fignifiedan inclination of taking up her residence at Mentz; upon which the grave statesman, with the'...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974514
  • 9781236974518