Memoirs of the Kings of Spain of the House of Bourbon, from the Accession of Philip V to the Death of Charles III 1700 to 1788 Volume 2

Memoirs of the Kings of Spain of the House of Bourbon, from the Accession of Philip V to the Death of Charles III 1700 to 1788 Volume 2

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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. 1813 edition. Excerpt: ...his again coming into admi. nistration; even their catholic majesties will have suifered too much from his pernicious counsels, ever to desire his return. In a word, any peace made by the cardinal will be only an armistice of uncertain duration; nor can we depend upon any treaty, till we make it with a spanish minister, whose system is directly opposite, as well in regard to France in particular, as to Europe in general." A plan was accordingly formed by the courts of England and France, to effect his downfall, the execution of which was left to the regent; because, to consummate skill in the arts of intrigue, he united the most effectual means for influencing the spanish court. He easily gained d'Aubenton, who was alienated from Alberoni, for endeavouring to supplant him by an italian adherent, fatherdi Castro. The confessor accordingly indisposed Philip against the person and conduct of the minister. He depicted his plans as extravagant in themselves, and hostile to the interests of Spain, and expatiated on the dis ' order introduced into every department of the state, to keep the sovereign in dependence, and ignorant of the real situation of aifairs. This attack was seconded by private representations from Platania and Caraccioli, two sicilian abbots of good family, high in the confidence of Philip; and finally, by memorials from Ripperda, who, after renouncing his religion and country to establish himself in Spain, had obtained too Lord Stanhope to Cardinal du Bois, Hanover, Aug. 22, l'7l9. Hardwicke Papers. distinguished a portion of the royal favour, not to become can. xxx. the object of jealousy and displeasure to the minister. These united representations made a considerable impression on the mind of a sovereign...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236762452
  • 9781236762450