Life and Death of John of Barneveldt. 3v

Life and Death of John of Barneveldt. 3v

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...from you on that subject since your departure. I had expressed my wish to you clearly enough that you should inform the states of my intention to give them any assurance they chose to demand." Caron was much disappointed at the humor of his Majesty. Coming freshly as he did from the council of the states, and almost from the seat of war, he had hoped to convince and content him. But the king was very angry with the states for putting him so completely in the wrong. He had also been much annoyed at their having failed to notify him of their military demonstration in the electorate of Cologne to avenge the cruelties practised upon the Protestants there. He asked Caron if he was instructed to give him information regarding it. Being answered in the negative, he said he had thought himself of sufficient importance to the states and enough in their confidence to be apprised of their military movements. It was for this, he said, that his ambassador sat in their council. Caron expressed the opinion that warlike enterprises of the kind should be kept as secret as possible in order to be successful. This the king disputed, and loudly declared his vexation at being left in ignorance of the matter. The ambassador excused himself as well as he could, on the ground that he had been in Zealand when the troops were marching, but told the king his impression that they had been sent to chastise the people of Cologne for their cruelty in burning and utterly destroying the city of Miilheim. "That is none of your affair," said the king. "Pardon me, your Majesty," replied Caron; "they are our fellow-religionists, and some one at least ought to resent the cruelty practised upon them.' The king admitted that the destruction of the city had...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236590392
  • 9781236590398