A History Of The Reign Of Queen Anne (volume 1) by John Hill BurtonA History Of The Reign Of Queen Anne (volume 1) by John Hill Burton

A History Of The Reign Of Queen Anne (volume 1)

byJohn Hill Burton

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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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. 1880. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. & h e M a r. (Continued.) Marlborough Returns Home--An Adventure On The Way Thanks Of Parliament--Dukedom Conferred--Death Of His Only Son The Warlike Situation--Peculiar Position And Character Of The Elector Of Bavaria--His Choice Of The French Side And Its Consf.quences--Victor AmaDeus Of Savoy Casts His Lot With The Allies--The Period Of Indecisive Battles And Its End--Marlborough's Project Of Seizing Antwerp As The Key Of The NetherLands--How The Opportunity Was Lost--King Louis Carries The War Into Germany Project Of Besieging Vienna--Marlborough's Determination To Intercept Him--Takes His Army Across The Watershed Between The Rhine And The Danube Donauworth--Storming Of The Schellenberg Junction With Prince Eugene Battle Of Blenheim. Marlborough had in the meantime returned to England, shifting his labours in the great cause from the field to the court and the council board. In setting out on his journey homewards, an adventure befell him trifling in itself, yet of such a nature that a slight turn in its incidents might have stopped his career and made the history of Europe other than it became. He was dropping down the Maas with but a small escort. Darkness came on when he was a few miles below Shoermann. Descending the stream no towage was required, but somehow the tow-rope got loose and was caught by a body of the enemy going along the bank. They pulled the barge to the shore and took possession of its inmates. Some Dutchmen of importance among them, civilians apparently, had passes--Marlborough had none; but an attendant, as it is said, thrust an old pass of some kind into his hand, and it satisfied the captors, who left him and his Dutch companions, removing the effective men of their guard. The party seem to have been crimps securi...
Title:A History Of The Reign Of Queen Anne (volume 1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217311423

ISBN - 13:9780217311427