Rupert of the Rhine; The History of a Brave Prince

Rupert of the Rhine; The History of a Brave Prince

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...over affairs since the fall of Bristol. There were no rejoicings at Oxford now; and the London rebols H were full of confidence. News of a discouraging character from the north, south, and west reached the King from time to time, while within the. Court itself were jealousies and fear. In addition to other troubles, Prince Rupert had at this time the mortification of knowing that his elder brother. Prince Charles Louis, was then, in London, acting as a friend to the Parliament, tt was just what might have been expected from the man who had allowed his brother to be carried prisoner to Vienna, while he took care to secure his own safety. But Rupert did not suffer himself to be idle in these disheartening days. Bedford was conquered by him, and Reading taken back from the hands of the rebels. Afterwards, as the short dark days drew on, both parties by mutual consent retired into winter quarters to repose until the following spring. 99 CHAPTER XIII. THE BEAVE COUNTESS OF DERBY. The North of England seemed destined to be the seat of war at the commencement of the new year of 1644. A large body of the Scots had agreed to help the Parliament, and were marching in force towards the English border. The Parliament had agreed, as a return for their assistance, to subscribe to the Covenant, and to endeavour to persuade all their friends to do so too. The Parliamentarians felt this to be an easy bargain; for the very object of the Covenant was the overthrow of that Church which the whole Roundhead body hated and despised. Accordingly, when the matter was thus comfortably arranged between the parties, on January 19, the Scots crossed the Tweed, and ensconced themselves in Berwick. But the King also had been looking for aid in his distress, and a large force...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665791
  • 9781236665799