Memoirs of the Duke of Sully; During His Residence at the English Court, to Which He Was Sent Ambassador from Henry IV of France, Upon the Accession of King James the First, Containing an Account of His Negotiations, Interspersed Volume 1

Memoirs of the Duke of Sully; During His Residence at the English Court, to Which He Was Sent Ambassador from Henry IV of France, Upon the Accession of King James the First, Containing an Account of His Negotiations, Interspersed Volume 1

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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. 1751 edition. Excerpt: ...to be so much the more generous, as there was sufficient to excite and satisfy the Desires of all. And in the interim, before the solemn Publication of this absolute Renunciation, which was to have been made in the Manifestos that were preparing, Henry gave a Proof of it, that was an absolute Demonstration to the Pope.. No one being ignorant that, as it was, at least, intended to deprive Spain of those of its Usurpations which were the most manifestly un infallibly revert to France; the King therefore voluntarily offered to exchange them for the two Kingdoms of Naples and Sieiflr, and at the same time to make a Present of both to the Pope and the Republick of Venice. This, certainly, was renouncing the most incontestable Right he could have to any of the Territories of which this Crown was to be de F 5 prived. prived. And by submitting this Affair, as he did, to the Determination of the Pope and the Venetians, he the more sensibly obliged them; as both the Honour and Profit, which might arise theresrom, would be in their Favour. The Pope therefore, on the first Proposition made to him, even prevented Henry's Intentions. He immediately demanded, whether, as Assaiie were then circumstanced, the several Powers would approve his taking upon him the Office of common Mediator, to establifl) Peace in Europe, and convert the continual Wars-among its several Princes, into a perpetual War against the Infidels; which was a Part of the Design we had been very careful to acquaint him with: And the Pope sufficiently shewed, that he was desirous nothing should be done without his Participation, and that he their Privileges-and Inrrnunities: _ Andt Andithat Protestants should not be permitted to establish themselves in Places, where they were not...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688051X
  • 9781236880512