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Walter Scott's History of France; In a Series of Tales of a Grandfather to His Grandson, Abridged, and Continued, from the Reign of Charles VI., to the Present Day (Abridged, Paperback, abridged edition) Loot Price: R451
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Walter Scott's History of France; In a Series of Tales of a Grandfather to His Grandson, Abridged, and Continued, from the...

Walter Scott's History of France; In a Series of Tales of a Grandfather to His Grandson, Abridged, and Continued, from the Reign of Charles VI., to the Present Day (Abridged, Paperback, abridged edition)

Percy Sadler

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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. 1834. Excerpt: ... Paris, and indeed three fourths of France, was at this time under the dominion of the English. The Dauphin had retired beyond the river Loire and taken the title of Charles VII.; but he thought more of his pleasures than of his kingdom. Fortunately for Charles a misunderstanding between the duke of Burgundy and the English prevented the latter from increasing their power: in addition to which they received a severe check from a very extraordinary circumstance. The duke of Bedford was besieging Orleans, when suddenly a young country-girl in Lorraine, named Joan of Arc, declared that she had had several visions, and that she was excited by divine inspiration to drive the English from Orleans, and to conduct Charles safely to Rheims where he should be crowned. She was interrogated; and her answers inspired such confidence that the command of the place was given to her. She appeared at the head of the troops in a brilliant uniform, and communicated such enthusiasm that they fought with irresistible bravery, and soon forced theEnglish to abandon the siege. She then conducted Charles to Rheims, a distance of about eighty leagues through a country in possession of the enemy, whose panic was equal to the enthusiasm of the French; the latter convinced that they were defended by Heaven, and the former that they were attacked by Hell. The Dauphin being crowned as Charles VEL, the maid of Orleans ( as she was then called ) said she had accomplished her mission, and requested leave to retire. She was hovever detained; but her enthusiastic confidence had vanished, and with it her good fortune. She was wounded and taken prisoner, at Compiegne, by the duke of Burgundy; he delivered her to the English, who, to their eternal disgrace, burnt her at Rouen as a witch. This ex...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Percy Sadler
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 90
Edition: abridged edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-91293-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-91293-6
Barcode: 9781150912931

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