Memorials of Affairs of State in the Reigns of Q. Elizabeth and K. James I; In Three Volumes Volume 3

Memorials of Affairs of State in the Reigns of Q. Elizabeth and K. James I; In Three Volumes Volume 3

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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. 1725 edition. Excerpt: ... dijfwade him from it; notwithstanding the which, Monsieur le Grand would needs go thither; but as soon as he was enter'd into the Town there came a Volley of Ihot from a Bastion of the Cittadell, which killed one or two of his Men near him, and hurt some others. What this Accident will further prove I know not; but it is held a matter of Importance, and both the Parties have sent hither t6 the Court to justify their Actions. Monsieur de Barrault in his Audiences with the Duke of Savoy, complaining unto him of the Jealousy and Alarm which he gave to those of Geneva and the Swijfers, by the continuing of his Army so long on foot: He answered him, that he was forced to do it for some Difference which was yet remaining between him and the King of Spaine; who though he had licensed all the Strangers that were in the Army, had nevertheless still 8000 Spaniards on Foot in the Touchy of Milan, and 200.0 in Savoy: which, he said, 'was a very dangerous and suspicious neighbourhood unto him: Whereof he had the more occasion to stand in heed, for that he had been in a manner abandoned by this State; which had failed him in the performance of the Marriage, which had been agreed on by the last King between the 'Prince his Son and Madame: The which Monsieur de Barrault excused, upon the alteration and new difficulties fallen out in this Sratc by the Minority of the King: And the "Duke continuing his Discourse, assured him that he had no manner of De sign against Geneva, because he knew it would give too great an Offence unto this State; neither by open Force against the Swijfers. becaule his Arms were not sufficient for luch an Enterprise. But that he confessed to have sought and hoped by the Reputation of his Arras, and by the means of some Intelligences...show more

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  • Paperback | 358 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 640g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123648990X
  • 9781236489906