A Pilgrimage to Auvergne Volume 2

A Pilgrimage to Auvergne 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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...castle, there to remain till he had resolved to accept the conditions imposed on him. Grief, rage, and outraged feelings urged Claude Amand to desperation. His resolution was taken, and having, by means of some attached domestics, obtained his liberty, he left the paternal roof accompanied by several of his devoted vassals, and, following the fashion of the day, commenced a career of adventure, attaching to his enterprise others bent on the same course. Determined to wrest by force from his unjust parent the possessions which belonged to him of right, he sought out the Chevalier de Blacons, declared himself his friend and companion, and a defender of the new faith. Blacons was only too happy to associate himself with one of the first gentlemen in the 180 cnansncou. country. He listened to his complaints, shared his anger, and showed every readiness to espouse his cause. They therefore set out immediately together to attack the usurped baronies of Random, and Randonnet in Gevaudan, as well as the little town of Genouillac, in the diocese of Uzes, of which the viscount was lord. Both there and elsewhere they exercised the most cruel ravages. It is recounted that after having razed to the ground a convent of Jacobins, founded by the barons of Random, the monks were massacred without pity by the brutal followers of these two commanders. Roused to activity by these outrages, the old viscount enraged at his son's conduct, and calling upon his vassals to take up arms, set forth to punish the criminal. So prompt and energetic were his movements, that Chalencon, intimidated by his presence, defended himself ill, and was completely routed. This victory, however, gave but little satisfaction to the heart of the father, whose...
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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966082
  • 9781236966087