The Life and Times of Louisa, Queen of Prussia. with an Introductory Sketch of Prussian History Volume 2

The Life and Times of Louisa, Queen of Prussia. with an Introductory Sketch of Prussian History Volume 2

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...feeling of her sensitive heart. In the autumn of 1784, Prince Charles gave his children a step-mother by marrying a sister of his late wife, who in personal appearance much resembled her; and very soon after his second marriage, he betrothed his eldest daughter, the Princess Charlotte, then only fifteen years of age, to the reigning Duke of Hildburghausen. In the course of the following year, rejoicing and mourning were strikingly set against each other; for in September the Prince of Mecklenburg gave his daughter in marriage, and there was a gay wedding, and in December he lost his wife, who died suddenly, leaving with him an infant son. This bereavement O induced the twice-widowed husband to think of leaving Hanover. He arrived at the determination to give up his appointment and remove with his family to Darmstadt, that his daughters might be brought up under the care of their grandmother. With this view, he resigned the governorship in the year 1786. While the Prince was arranging his plans, and making preparations for his change of abode, the attention of all Europe was bent on Prussia, on the illustrious, but now aged monarch, who was evidently drawing near This infant Prince received the name of Charles Frederick Augustus, lie entered into the Prussian army in 1799; he took part in tin? tmlor-tunate buttle of Aurestndt, and bore his bhare in the calamities which he-fell his country. In brighter times he fought under Blueher, and distinguished himself in the battles of Leutzen, Bautzeu, and Leipsic. the end of this life. Frederick the Great was in his seventy-fifth year; asthma and dropsy were gradually bringing down his strength, and the only question was--How long will it last? More than twenty-three years had elapsed since the day on...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236669460
  • 9781236669469