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History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815 Volume 10 (Paperback) Loot Price: R435
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History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815 Volume 10...
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History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815 Volume 10 (Paperback)

Archibald Alison, Alison Archibald

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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. 1860 Excerpt: ...and their improved skill in the multifarious duties connected with its successful prosecution, less gratifying or less prophetic of a revolution in the contest. Ciudad Rodrigo had been taken by storm after a siege of twelve days, in the depth of winter, by an army of forty thousand men; whereas Massena, with one of eighty thousand, had been detained before its walls six weeks in the height of summer. The intelligence of this unlooked-for success, therefore, excited the most enthusiastic joy in all the Chap. allied capitals. The democrats of Cadiz, already in secret LXVIIL correspondence with the French, were for the time over-1812awed; and the English general was created Duke of Ciudad Rodrigo amidst the unanimous acclamations of the Cortes and people.1 The Portuguese government forgot its jealousy of English interference, and conferred, Nap iv upon him the title of Marquis of Torres Vedras; while jf9?the thanks of the British parliament were voted to the 6, 67. army; and a pension of 2000 a-year was settled on the 542TM' vm" earldom of Wellington. Great was the consternation produced among the French generals by the fall of Ciudad Rodrigo. Mar-Agitation mont had arrived with the divisions under his immediate Lng thld orders at Valladolid, to take the command of the newly "ifis. organised army of Portugal, on the 11th January, without any suspicion of what was going forward; and it was not till late in the evening of the 15th that he learned that the British had crossed the Agueda. Instantly orders were despatched to the troops in all directions to assemble. Bonnet was to hasten from the Asturian mountains; Brennier from the valley of the Tagus; Montbrun from Valencia; Dorsenne to call in all his detached parties on the banks of the Douro an...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Archibald Alison • Alison Archibald
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 230
ISBN-13: 978-1-152-30380-5
Barcode: 9781152303805
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-152-30380-5

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