The History of Normandy and of England Till 1101 Volume 1

The History of Normandy and of England Till 1101 Volume 1

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...possessions, the domains 'ti which had devolved upon him by the death of his '"''""-brother Charles--a crowd of competitors; for every dispute in this distracted family was necessarily a European war. First of all Lothair's son, Waldrada's son, the bold Hugh Count of Alsace; next his brother, the Emperor Louis; then his senior uncle Louis-le-Germanique and his junior uncle Charles-le-Chauve; subsequently his cousins Carloman and Louis, the sons of Louis-leGermanique; moreover, their namesakes, the other Carloman and the other Louis, sons of Louis-le-Begue; and after the deaths of Charlesle-Chauve and of Louis-le-Begue, Charles-le-Gras. Hugh, Waldrada's son, the son of a crowned Queen, might adduce strong and plausible reasons for maintaining that he was legitimate; but the power and influence of his opponents, all having an equally adverse interest against this Prince, caused him to be pronounced a bastard.--If Count Hugh was not his father's heir, then, according to treaties, the kingdom belonged to the Emperor Louis, and if he was removed, Louis-le-Germanique, the Senior of the family, was the heir. Such rights as Charles-le-Chauve might possess would place him fourth in order; but Charles who, amongst the nearest of kin had least claim-if any principle held good in these dispiites, --was the 824-98' first who made a seizure of the prize. Louis-le-'53 Germanique was very ill, thought to be in danger of death, Louis the Emperor opposing the Sara cens, the inveterate foes of Christendom, Charlesle-Chauve himself, extremely driven by the Danes, who were then ravaging the north of France; but the opportunity was too tempting to be neglected. Charles-le-Chauve occupied Lotharingia; more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236520009
  • 9781236520005