History of the United Netherlands 6 V

History of the United Netherlands 6 V

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...guiltless of treachery, but that the terror and tears of the women, in an hour of panic, had made a coward of him.1 He was beheaded standing. The two captains, Du Ban and Koeboekum, who had also been condemned, suffered with him.2 A third captain, likewise convicted, was, "for very just cause," pardoned by Leicester.3 The earl persisted in believing that Hemart had surrendered the city as part of a deliberate plan, and affirmed that in such a time, when men had come to think no more of giving up a town than of abandoning a house, it was highly necessary to afford an example to traitors and satisfaction to the people.4 And the people were thoroughly satisfied, according to the governor, and only expressed their regret that three or four members of the States-General could not have their heads cut off as well, being as arrant knaves as Hemart; "and so I think they be," added Leicester.5 Parma, having thus made himself master of the Meuse, lost no time in making a demonstration upon the parallel course of the Rhine, thirty miles farther east.6 Schenck, Kloet, and other partizans kept that portion of the archiepiscopate and of Westphalia in a state of perpetual commotion.7 Early in the preceding year Count 1 Hoofd, Meteren, Wagenaer, ubi sup. 2 Ibid. Leicester to Burghley, June 18 (28), 1586, S. P. Office MS. 4 Bruce's Leyc. Corresp., 309 seq. 5 Leicester to the queen, June 14 (24), 1586. Same to Burghley, June 18 (28), 1586. S. P. Office MSS. 8 Parma to Philip II., July 8, 1586, Arch, de Sim. MS. 'Wagenaer, viii. 131. Hoofd, Vervolgh, 154. de Meurs had, by a fortunate stratagem, captured the town of Neuss for the deposed elector, and Hermann Kloet, a young and most determined Gueldrian soldier, now commanded in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236764498
  • 9781236764492