The life of Arthur, duke of Wellington. People's ed by George Robert GleigThe life of Arthur, duke of Wellington. People's ed by George Robert Gleig

The life of Arthur, duke of Wellington. People's ed

byGeorge Robert Gleig

Paperback | May 14, 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. 1873 Excerpt: ... do so. The priesthood and the peasantry were generally with him; of the nobles, perhaps, a majority took the same side; but a large portion of the army desired free institutions; as did almost all the trading classes, with the professional and middle orders of society. The King found it necessary, therefore, during his journey to Madrid, to temporize. But he no sooner reached the capital, and saw himself surrounded by crowds of flatterers, than he threw aside all disguise. A violent reactionary policy began. The Cortes was dissolved; all its previous acts of liberalism were reversed; the chiefs of the liberal party were imprisoned or driven into exile, and old abuses in Church and State were restored. The populace shouted and threw up their caps; the nation was dismayed; and civil war--a curse everywhere, but in Spain a more terrible curse than anywhere else--seemed on the eve of breaking out. Now, if there was one prospect more hideous than another to the chiefs of the confederacy, which had put down the revolutionary spirit in France, it was the reappearance of that spirit elsewhere, whatever form it might asEume; and Lord Wellington was charged by every means in his power to stop, if possible, the King and people of Spain from coming to blows. He had arrived in Paris on the 4th of May, and on the 10th was ready to quit it again. It was a brief interval, yet it brought him two pieces of gratifying intelligence. The Prince Regent had raised him to the dignity of a dukedom, and Parliament had voted, for the maintenance of the title, a sum of half a million, to be laid out in the purchase of a landed estate. He acknowledged, as became him, these munificent recognitions of services past, and departed on his journey to add to their numbers. He succeeded in st...
Title:The life of Arthur, duke of Wellington. People's edFormat:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217942415

ISBN - 13:9780217942416