Memoirs of the House of Brunswick; From the Most Early Accounts of That Illustrious Family to the End of the Reign of King George the First ...

Memoirs of the House of Brunswick; From the Most Early Accounts of That Illustrious Family to the End of the Reign of King George the First ...

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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. 1750 edition. Excerpt: ...scarce have been tempted to covet such a Victory, had he known beforehand at what a Price he was to purchase it; it cost him no less than three Princes of his House, whereof two were his first and second Sons, Charles Victar and Philip Magrzus, and the third was Frederic, second Son of Erng/Z the Carzfissr; besides the brave Elector Maurice of Szzxany, who having been shot through the Belly, died of the Wound two Days after. Alberf, notwithstanding the Defeat, he had met with near Siuershazzsm was very considerable, appeared so little disheartened at it, that he raised new Forces, and marched a second Time the same Year against Henry. Erzsicb lI. of the Line of Calenberg; seemed to be at that Time in Albeffls Interest, which put Henry upon using his Endeavours, to detach him from it, and having ob-tained his End, he encamped his Forces neat' the Convent of Stederburg in the Principality of H/offnbuttel, waiting there for the Arrival of his Enemy. It was not long before A/bert came thither, and having put his Army in Battle Array, he moPc fu, rend the Skies. Henry, on his Part, sustained the first Shock with a most incomparable Calmness, firmly keeping his Ground, without returning the Enemy's Fire, or in the least altering his Position. Hereupon Alhert ordered his People, who were greatly superior in Number to Henry's Forces, to break into his Ranks, but, instead of getting the better hereby, he lost his Advantage over him; for Henry, having drawn up his Army on an advantageous Spot of Ground, where he could not easily be attacked in Flank, received, with so much Bravery, Alherfs Troops, that notwithstanding they charged him successively, Line after Line, he at length obtained a compleat, though bloody Victory. Hereupon Alhert retreated, ...
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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236973461
  • 9781236973467