The Russian Court In The Eighteenth Century (volume 2) by Joseph Fitzgerald Molloy

The Russian Court In The Eighteenth Century (volume 2)

byJoseph Fitzgerald Molloy

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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. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X Dissensions in Poland under its new King--Turkey is incited to make war on Russia--A plot to abduct or assassinate Poniatowski--Daring attempt in the streets of Warsaw-- His Majesty is captured---The distress that befell him-- Wandering through the night--An alarmed miller--Return of the King to Warsaw--The first dismemberment of Poland-- Her Majesty's admiration for Gregory Orlofi--His unfaithfulness and indifference--He resolves to restore order to plague-stricken Moscow--Assassination of an archbishop-- Orloff's rewards--He attends a congress--His incompetency and splendour--An alarming letter is placed in his hand-- Hurries back to St. Petersburg and is prevented from entering the capital---The new favourite--Gregory Orlofi suddenly appears at Court--The Grand Duke's first marriage--His bride arrives in Russia--Her marriage and her death--The Grand Duke goes to Berlin and is entertained by Frederick the Great--The impression he made--Returns to Russia, whither he is followed by the Princess of Wurtemburg--Her marriage and progeny. ONCE Poniatowski was elected King of Poland, it was believed by his family the Czartoryski, that the troops they had invited to Warsaw to support him would be withdrawn. That they should return to their own country was however far from Catherine's intention ; for from certain motives, she desired them to remain in the Polish capital under the command of the imperious Prince Nicholas Repnin, where their 355 hated presence was resented by the people. Scarce had the new reign begun when dissatisfaction broke out concerning a subject the least easy of all others to settle; the demand made by the Lutherans, the Calvinists, and the members of the Greek Church-- who together were named the Dissidents--to be admitted to all civil...

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Title:The Russian Court In The Eighteenth Century (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217920462

ISBN - 13:9780217920469

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