The Rebel Chief

The Rebel Chief

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"[...]ancestor fell in love with one of the Spanish General's nieces, asked her in marriage, and obtained her hand; while his sister consented, by the persuasion of the Duchess of Montpensier, to give hers to one of the General's aides-de-camp. The artificial and politic Duchess, thought by these alliances to keep the French nobility aloof from him whom she called, the Bearnais and the Huguenot, and retard his triumph if she did not render it impossible. As usually happens in such cases, her calculations proved to be false. The king re-conquered his kingdom, and those gentlemen most compromised in the troubles of the league, found themselves compelled to follow the Spaniards on their retreat, and leave France with them. My ancestor easily obtained his pardon of the king, who even deigned at a later date to give him an important command, and take his elder son into his service; but the younger, in spite of the entreaties and injunction of his[...].""show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 15.49mm | 471.73g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507557981
  • 9781507557983