The Rise of the Dutch Republic. 5 V Volume 4

The Rise of the Dutch Republic. 5 V Volume 4

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...mere pay and provision of the armies, was as above, and equal to at least sixty millions yearly to-day, making the common allowance for the difference in the value of money. This was certainly sufficient for a population of three millions. Their frequent promise to maintain their liberty with "their goods and their blood" was no idle boast, three thousand men and one and a half million florins being consumed monthly. 1 Bor, ix. 731. Hoofd, xi. 462. Meteren, vi. 110. ..". pour certaines bonnes considerations j'ay prins mon logis en ce chasteau, qu'est la maison royalle de sa Majte, pour d'icy pourveoir et ordonner toutes les choses de son service, jusques les seigneurs du conseil soyent remis en leur entiere liberty," etc.--Letter of Jerome de Roda to the authorities of Antwerp, September 8, 1576. III. Register der Dolianten van Brabant, A 1576, f. 203, MS., Hague Archives. 2 Bor, ix. 731. Hoofd, xi. 462. Meteren, vi. 110. 3 Bor, Hoofd, Meteren, ubi sup. Strada, viii. 418. 1576 CONGRATULATIONS AND REMONSTRANCES 237 mencement of Philip Egmont's career, which was destined to be inglorious, vacillating, base, and on more than one occasion unlucky. A shiver ran through the country as the news of the horrible crime was spread, but it was a shiver of indignation, not of fear. Already the negotiations at Ghent between the representatives of the prince and of Holland and Zealand and the deputies of the other provinces were in a favorable train, and the effect of this event upon their counsels was rather quickening than appalling. A letter from Jerome de Roda to the king was intercepted, giving an account of the transaction. In that document the senator gave the warmest praise to Sancho d'Avila, Julien Romero, Alonzo de Vargas, Francis...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236559894
  • 9781236559890