The Crimes of the House of Hapsburg Against Its Own Liege Subjects

Paperback | May 6, 2012

byFrancis William Newman

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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. 1853 Excerpt: ...whether called monarchical or aristocratic; but in modern European History, no dynasty is more stained with it than the Austrian. No sooner did Austria obtain her first footing in Hungary, than the Court assassinated, first the Italian Qritti, and next the Hungarian Cardinal Martinuzzi; although to the latter, Ferdinand I. was indebted for the sovereignty of Eastern Hungary and for the celebrated crown of St. Stephen. The Cardinal's ear, remarkable for a tuft of hair, was sent to Ferdinand by the assassin, in proof of his fidelity.--The second Ferdinand in like manner, having twice owed his safety and crown in the Thirty Years' War to the talents of his general Waldstein, was so irritated at that great man's advocating (on purely political grounds) some humanity towards Protestants, that he suspected him of treason, dishonoured him, and when the effects of this on the army were feared, assassinated him. The Court published a manifesto, justifying the deed, and executed many other persons, in pretence that a great conspiracy was to be quelled. Down even to recent times there is too full ground to believe that this atrocious mode of proceeding has been pursued, against no less signal a victim than the Archduke Alexander, palatine of Hungary. This prince was blown up in his summerhouse by fireworks, in 1795; being at that time notoriously under the displeasure of his brother, the young Emperor Francis, because of his avowed determination to respect the Hungarian Constitution, to which he had made oath. On the deposition of Philip, the Duke of Anjou was elected Protector of the Netherlands and duke of Brabant, Lothier, Limbourg, and Guelders. He consented to recognize William as sovereign in Holland and Zealand, and as lord of Friesland, though under homage to ...

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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. 1853 Excerpt: ...whether called monarchical or aristocratic; but in modern European History, no dynasty is more stained with it than the Austrian...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:May 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217581587

ISBN - 13:9780217581585

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