The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck, Volume 1 by Thomas Holcroft

The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck, Volume 1

byThomas Holcroft, Friedrich Freiherr von der Trenck, Henry Morley

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There were two cousins Von der Trenck, who were barons descended from an ancient house in East Prussia, and were adventurous soldiers, to whom, as to the adventurous, there were adventures that lost nothing in the telling, for they were told by the authors’ most admiring friends— themselves. Franz, the elder, was born in 1711, the son of an Austrian general; and Frederick, whose adventures are here told, was the son of a Prussian major-general. Franz, at the age of seventeen, fought duels, and cut off the head of a man who refused to lend him money. He stood six feet three inches in his shoes, knocked down his commanding officer, was put under arrest, offered to pay for his release by bringing in three Turks’ heads within an hour, was released on that condition, and actually brought in four Turks’ heads. When afterwards cashiered, he settled on his estates in Croatia, and drilled a thousand of his tenantry to act as “Pandours” against the banditti. In 1740, he served with his Pandours under Maria Theresa, and behaved himself as one of the more brutal sort of banditti
Title:The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck, Volume 1Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 27, 2011Language:English

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ISBN - 10:2819942377

ISBN - 13:9782819942375

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