The Secret History of the Court of Berlin, Vol. 1: Or the Character of the King of Prussia, His Ministers, Mistresses, Generals, Courtiers, Favourites by Mirabeau MirabeauThe Secret History of the Court of Berlin, Vol. 1: Or the Character of the King of Prussia, His Ministers, Mistresses, Generals, Courtiers, Favourites by Mirabeau Mirabeau

The Secret History of the Court of Berlin, Vol. 1: Or the Character of the King of Prussia, His…

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Excerpt from The Secret History of the Court of Berlin, Vol. 1: Or the Character of the King of Prussia, His Ministers, Mistresses, Generals, Courtiers, Favourites, and the Royal Family of Prussia; With Numerous Anecdotes of the Potentates of Europe, Especially of the Late Frederick II

To The Secret History of the Court of Berlin, and to the Key of that History.

Mirabeau, exiled to Prussia on a secret mission, has left behind him, in the following work, a curious account of his sojourn at the Court of Frederick the Great. It is generally supposed that these letters were addressed to Calonne.

The last moments of Frederick are therein depicted in a vivid and lifelike manner, and every portrait that Mirabeau essayed to paint bears the mark of a master's hand. How ever, Frederick diee, and the writer has no longer anything but low intrigues to depict, as he is now surrounded only by little men and little interests.

If he is reproached with including in this work several scandalous revelations, it must be remembered that The Secret History was never intended to see the light of day, and that it was quite contrary to the author's wishes that it was published. It was also in direct opposition to his wishes that the Lettres 6; Sophie, and others of his produc tions, were issued.

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Title:The Secret History of the Court of Berlin, Vol. 1: Or the Character of the King of Prussia, His…Format:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.66 inPublished:August 5, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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