The Kidnapping of Prince Alexander of Battenberg, His Return to Bulgaria and Subsequent Abdication

The Kidnapping of Prince Alexander of Battenberg, His Return to Bulgaria and Subsequent Abdication

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...surrounded a large number of houses, and a few minutes later they appeared bringing in the arrested. No sooner had they placed them in safe custody than they started off again in pursuit of fresh suspects. The city was in a state of feverish excitement, not only on account of the large number of arrests made (considerably over a hundred, ) but also of the high position of those arrested. Zankoif, Burmofl, and other members of the Provisional Government, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Tsanoif, Karavelofi"s co-regent Major Nikiforoif, the War Minister Major Panoif, and finally Karaveloff himself were among the arrested. All submitted, if indeed under protest, yet without resistance, to the order for their arrest, with the single exception of Bishop Clement, who, relying on the protection of his priestly garb, insolently refused to follow the oflicers who arrested him. These were certainly not in the humour to stand on much ceremony with an archtraitor, merely because he happened to be a bishop, and they simply dragged him forcibly out of the house, in front of which were waiting the men of the patrol. There Clement made a second attempt to avoid being arrested; he raised the cross which hung by a chain from his neck, and, holding it out to the soldiers, cried, " Do you not see who I am? Will you dare to imprison a, bishop?" Clement had however mistaken his men; a, soldier snatched the cross out of his hand, smashing the chain to pieces, and threwiit at his feet with the words, "Forward! Pasholl"'!," and Clement found there was nothing for it but to comply just like an ordinary mortal. ' The rapidity and uncompromising manner, in which the arrests were carried out, threw the whole city into...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236912365
  • 9781236912367