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The History of England, from the Accession of George III, 1760, to the Accession of Queen Victoria, 1837 Volume 5 (Paperback) Loot Price: R421
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The History of England, from the Accession of George III, 1760, to the Accession of Queen Victoria, 1837 Volume 5 (Paperback):...
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The History of England, from the Accession of George III, 1760, to the Accession of Queen Victoria, 1837 Volume 5 (Paperback)

United States Congressional House, United States Congress. House, Thomas Smart Hughes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...majesty's name, that he would continue to make every exertion in his power for supporting the Spanish cause. state of the At the commencement of this year, Austria had declared against her old ally; alleging, as a reason, the refusal of our government to accept the emperor's mediation for peace with France; but the real cause of this apparent hostility lay in the predominating influence of Bonaparte, which had now extended itself over almost every part of the continent. It was not very creditable to the Russian autocrat, that he endeavored to console himself for that humiliating connexion which necessity had cemented, by pursuing the system of rapine which distinguished his imperial ally: in February, a Russian army entered Finland, which province had always been an object of cupidity to the cabinet of St. Petersburg; while the accession of Frederic VI. to the crown of Denmark was also followed by a declaration of war against Sweden; whose monarch, though possessed of some heroic qualities, wanted that soundness of judgment which was necessary for the right management of public affairs. Already involved in a war with France and Russia, he prepared to meet the combination of dangers with which he was threatened; and as his resources were very inadequate to such a contest, the British government granted him a subsidy of 100,000 a month; and also sent 10,000 troops, under the command of sir John Moore, to render assistance as circumstances might demand: a disagreement however between this impetuous monarch and the British general respecting military plans, prevented all co-operation; and after several bloody battles, the fate of Gustavus Adolphus lix' appeared inevitable; when, to avoid falling under the yoke of Russia, he entered into...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2013
First published: 2013
Authors: United States Congressional House • United States Congress. House • Thomas Smart Hughes
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 164
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-34108-4
Barcode: 9781234341084
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-234-34108-5

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