An Universal History; From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time Volume 1, V. 17

An Universal History; From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time Volume 1, V. 17

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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. 1780 edition. Excerpt: ...the territory of Lugo; 'y nuafle but a false report being spread among them by Dictines, j Jja- Spinio, and Ascanius, who were natives of the country, but held a private correspondence with the Sueves, they returned into their own territories, without daring to advance farther intb the enemy's country '. The fame year, these three persons led a party of Sueves through bye-ways to surprise the city of Aquae Flavi, where they took Idatius, bishop of the place, prisoner, on the twenty-sixth of July, and carried him into captivity, as he himself relates. After this exploit, Frumarius laid waste the territory of Braga, and Remismund pillaged that of Orenso, on the Minho, in Galicia. But the two princes, growing jealous of each other's power, began to quarrel; and their dissension gave the natives some respite; for with them they concluded a peace, that they might be more at leisure to watch each other's motions. This peace was observed for the space of soup years, at the expiration of which Frumarius dying, the Sueves were again re-united under Remismund, who im-RemismunJ mediately dispatched ambassadors to Theodoric, acquainting sole hing cf him with the death of Frumarius, and soliciting him to '"' Sueves. conclude a peace with.the Sueves. He forthwith embraced the propofal, sending envoys to Remismund with rich presents, and likewise arms, in token of his sincere friendship, and the considence he repofed in him. At the fame time he sent him a young maiden of extraordinary beauty, whom he married b. Remismund sent the bishops of Galicia to Theodoric, hoping, by their mediation, to obtain a peace l and Theodoric received them with all the respect due to their rank and dignity. He soon after recalled the general and troops he..show more

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  • English
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  • 1236517784
  • 9781236517784