A History Of Russia; From The Birth Of Peter The Great To Nicholas Ii.

Paperback | January 1, 2012

byWilliam Richard Morfill

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III THE REIGN OF PETER--continued OHEREMETIEV had been left in command of the forces ^ which occupied the country between the Dnieper and Kameniets, while the Malorussian soldiers were to guard the line of the Ukraine. Here Sheremetiev remained for three years till the winter of 1714, for the Turks wavered in their conduct, at one time seeming disposed to carry out the treaty and at another to ignore it. His military labours and increasing years at length began to tell upon Sheremetiev; family troubles also assisted in breaking up his health. In 1714 his eldest son died at Kiev on his return from Constantinople. Still Sheremetiev did not leave the service of the Tsar. The interests and activity of Peter were now more confined to the north," where the appearance of Charles upon the scene was enough once more to kindle the flames of war. On the 7th of November 1714, a certain Peder Frisk, as he called himself, made his appearance at Stralsund. He was shabbily dressed and covered with dirt, and wayworn. This was the mad Charles. He had parted with his oriental friends. Those who had assisted Peter in the new role he had assumed of Protector of the Christians in the Turkish Empire, were likely to become considerably embroiled with the Ottoman authorities. Kantemir escaped the vengeance of the Turks by removing into Russian territory. Brancovan and his son were seized by the officers of the Sultan at Bucharest, carried off to Constantinople and there executed. During the five years in which Charles had remained in Turkey, Sweden had lost Pomerania and Finland. Charles himself was to blame for the loss of the first. In 1710, the naval powers--England and Holland--with the concurrence of the German Empire had signed a treaty of neutrality at the Hague, which had the effect of remov...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III THE REIGN OF PETER--continued OHEREMETIEV had been left in command of the forces ^ which occupied the country between the Dnieper and Kameniet...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217662471

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