Richelieu by Sir Richard LodgeRichelieu by Sir Richard Lodge


bySir Richard Lodge

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI FRANCE INVOLVED IN THE EUROPEAN WAR 1631-1635 Richelieu made duke and peer--Threatened coalition in favour of Gaston--Lorraine--Treaty- of Vic--Gaston's marriage and retreat to Brussels--Gustavus Adolphus in Germany--Services which he renders to France--Louis XIII. and Richelieu in Lorraine--Treaty of Liverdun--Gaston in France--Montmorency--Battle of Castelnaudari--Execution of Montmorency-- Gaston retires to Brussels--Death of Gustavus Adolphus-- Illness and recovery of Richelieu--Fall and imprisonment of Ch&teauneuf--Richelieu and his colleagues--League of Heilbronn--Renewed invasion of Lorraine--Surrender of Nancy-- Abdication of Charles IV.--Complete occupation of Lorraine-- Gaston's marriage with Margaret annulled--Return of Gaston and Puylaurens--Imprisonment and death of Puylaurens-- Wallenstein's policy--His death--Battle of Nordlingen--Break up of the Protestant League in Germany--Treaty of Prague-- Dangers to France if the war came to an end--Seizure of the elector of Trier by the Spaniards--France declares war against Spain. Louis XIII. was not ungrateful to the minister who in seven years had already done enough to make the reign notable in the history of France. In August 1631 he issued letters-patent creating Richelieu duke and peer. On September 5 the ceremony took place of admitting the new peer to the parliament. Cond6, Montmorency, and the chief nobles of France formed his escort, but such a crowd had assembled at the doors that the procession could only make its way to the grand chamber through the galleries. Richelieu was never popular, but the people appreciated the grandeur of his aims and his achievements. They admired, if they did not love. At the same time the cardinal received the government of Brittany, so important for his...
Title:RichelieuFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217277969

ISBN - 13:9780217277969