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The Life of Peter the Great, Emperor of All Russia Volume 3 (Paperback) Loot Price: R392
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The Life of Peter the Great, Emperor of All Russia Volume 3 (Paperback): John Mottley

The Life of Peter the Great, Emperor of All Russia Volume 3 (Paperback)

John Mottley

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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. 1755 Excerpt: ...Spain. It appeared publickly, that the Czar gave all Manner of Protection and Encouragement to a great Number of his Majefty's Rebel Subjects. It is well known that the Conferences at Aland, which were fet on Foot without his Majefty's Knowledge, had their Rife from an Interview with Baron Gortz at Loot in Auguft, 1717. That Minifter's Papers have difcovered the Defign of thofe Conferences j and that the Invafion of Scotland was immediately to follow the Conqueft of Norway; fo that it is not ftrange the Czar fhould take no Care to. prevent the Lofs pf that Country, or to 1719. to fuccour his Ally the King of Denmark, in fo preffing an Exigence: In fhort, it is fiifr ficiently known, that the Czar caufed repeated Propofals to be made to the Court of Spain, to bring them into an Offenffive Alliance againft his Majefty in Favour of the Pretender. The King, not yet difcouraged by fuch Proceedings, endeavoured by all kind of Means, to gain the Czar's Friend fhip. He did for that Purpofe fend to Mm in Augufl, 1717, Admiral Norris and Mr. Wit.worth, both known, and, as his Majefty thought, acceptable to him; but the. Whole was again fee afide, by propofing on his Part that Alliance, in which it was known the King could never enter, and which was made the more impracticable, by the Condition they continued to infert in it, that the Britijh Squadron fhould be under the Command of the Czar's Admirals Though as Things ftood, his Majefty had Reafon to believe that the Memorial which was prefented to him by the Relident in Summer, 1718, making mention of the Czar's Inclination to live in Friendfhip with him, was no more than an Artifice to cover the Negoti-. ations and Intrigues before mentioned; yet that nothing might be wanting on his Part, he took Occafion from thenc...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: John Mottley
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 112
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-88403-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-130-88403-1
Barcode: 9781130884036

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