The Thirty Years' War, 1618-1902

The Thirty Years' War, 1618-1902

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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. 1800 edition. Excerpt: ...indignation. Charles, on the other hand, regarded himself as the natural protector of the French Protestants, and made demands in their favour which only served to make Lewis more resolved to refuse every concession. Richelieu had therefore a hard part to play. He knew perfectly well that the government had violated its en, 3 Riche. gagements with the Huguenots, especially in lieu would keeping up the fortifications of Fort Louis, a have made ' peace with work commanding the entrance to the har... bo"r of Rochelle, which it had long ago could. promised to pull down. If Richelieu had had his way he would have pulled down the fort, and by generous concessions to the Huguenots would have carried them with him to the support of his foreign policy. But such a policy, in appearance so rash, in reality so wise, was not likely to be palatable to Lewis, and Richelieu had to steer his way between the danger of offending the king and the danger of lighting up still more vividly the flames of civil war. In the course of the winter all that could be done he did. Deputies of the Huguenot towns appeared to negotiate a peace, with the support of two English ambassadors. But they were instructed to demand the demolition of the fort, and to this the king steadily refused his consent. The priests and the friends of the priests were delighted at the prospect of another civil war. The 1626. assembled clergy commissioned one of their agreement number to offer to the king a considerable effected. sum of money for the suppression of rebel lion. The time was appointed for his audience, but Richelieu contrived to put it off for a few hours longer, and, by a representation of the dangers of the situation, induced the Huguenot deputies, with the support of the English...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236679997
  • 9781236679994