The History of the Revolutions in Spain; From the Decadence of the Roman Empire, and the First Foundation of the Monarchy, to the Renunciation of King Philip V. and the Accession of Lewis I. to the Crown of Spain. Including Likewise the

The History of the Revolutions in Spain; From the Decadence of the Roman Empire, and the First Foundation of the Monarchy, to the Renunciation of King Philip V. and the Accession of Lewis I. to the Crown of Spain. Including Likewise the

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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. 1724 edition. Excerpt: ...par-don'd t-Zar his past Rebellion. That Heretick omitted no Arguments to try. if he could pre-vail upon the Prince's Constancy, and stagger him in his Faith, lpariiug neither Promises not Threats; Nay, he Went so far as to pro-' luose pose bringing him the Eucbaril? privately by Night, that Nobody might know any thing of his Recantation; but it was all in vain: That, The Bishop having given Leovigild an exact Account of the Contempt his Son had exprefifd to all his Remonstrances, that unnatural Father gave Orders that Hermenegild should be privately made away with in Prisonz and so this virtuous Prince receiv'd the Crown of Martyrdom, on the Second Day of April, in this Year. His Death was follow'd by so many Prodigies, and such surprizing Miracles, that Leo-vigild was strangely astonislfdz yet notwithstanding he still continued to persecute the Catholicks. But he was not so intirely taken up with his zealous Concern for the Interests of his false Belief, but that he seriously bent his Thoughts upon enlarging his Dominions: And as the Suevish Diadem appear'd to him to be a Gein which would be a glorious additional Ornament in. his own Crown, if he could but contrive Means to get it out of the Usurper's Hands, under the Pretext of' revenging the In justice justice done to young Euric, the lawful Owner, he broke into Galicia, at the Head of an Army, without meeting the least Opposition to stop the Rapidity of his Course. Every Place surrendefd at the first Approach of the Conquerorz and the Usurper Amleca, having been taken Prisoner in his Capital City, was forc'd to put on a Monastick Habit, and to renounce, for ever, the Crown he had usurp'd, to save his Life, which Leovigild refus'd to grant him upon any other Terms. Thus ended the...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236767799
  • 9781236767790