Memoirs Of The Administration Of The Right Honourable Henry Pelham (volume 1); Collected From The…

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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. 1829. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. 1746. Campaign of 1746--Successes of the French in the Netherlands--Capture of Brussels, Antwerp, and other fortresses--Weakness and retreat of the allied army--The French reduce Charleroy and Namur--Defeat of the allied forces at Roucoux--Occupation of the Netherlands by the French--Successes of the Austrians and Piedmontese in Lombardy--Recovery of Milan, Guastalla, and Parma--Victory of Placentia--Death of Philip V., and accession of Ferdinand--Retreat of the Spaniards and French from Italy--Reduction of Genoa by the Austrians and Sardinians--Secret overtures made by the Dutch to France--Sanctioned by the British ministry--Arrangements for a Congress at Breda--Separate negotiations between England and Spain--Views of Mr. Pelham--Ineffectual, attempts to secure the cooperation of Prussia--Letters fi am Mr. Pelham to Mr. Walpole--Failure of the negotiations; and preparations for a new campaign--Differences between the duke of Newcastle and his brother, on the plan of operations--Jealousies in the cabinet--Secret influence of lord Granville--Resignation of lord Harrington, and appointment of lord Chesterfield--Regret of Mr. Pelham at the change. WHILE the British cabinet was agitated by feuds, and occupied not only in exertions for suppressing the rebellion, but in disputes with Holland on military arrangements, the French zealously improved the advantages, offered by the disunion of the allies. Relinquishing all useless projects in Germany, they directed their whole force to the Netherlands, as the field on which the war must be ultimately decided. Marshal Saxe, who had not, as usual, quitted the army at the close of the preceding campaign, had fixed his head quarters at Ghent, where he meditated an enterprise of no less importance than the c...

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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. 1829. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. 1746. Campaign of 1746--Successes of the French in the Netherlands--Capture of Brussels, Antwerp, and other fortre...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.43 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217732356

ISBN - 13:9780217732352

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