Universal History, Ancient And Modern (volume 25)

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byWilliam Fordyce Mavor

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1806. Excerpt: ... CHAP. VI. Wars between France and (he Allied Powers--. That ambitious Monarch Louis XIV. humbled by the glorious campaigns of the Duke of Marlborough--Tlie Mississippi Scheme contrived by Law--IVars between England and France. . ,p. TTTE proceed now to the memorable 1 rati '* reign of Louis XIV. On the death * of Mazarin, who left behind him a detested memory, and immense riches, Louis resolved to take on himself the superintendance and management of the affairs of the nation. Having been informed that the duke of Crequi, his ambassador at Rome, had been insulted'by the relations of the pope, and that the latter had refused satisfaction for the affront, he sent into Italy an army commanded by the mareschal du Plessis Praslin, destined to besiege Home. On the receipt of this intelligence the sovereign pontiff sent his own brother, cardinal Chigi, to Paris, to demand forgiveness. This was not the only triumph of Louis, who, pretty nearly at the same time, forced his father-in-law, Philip IV. of Spain, to yield to the superiority of his armsj His penetration led him to make choice of Colbert. as a minister; and under the guidance of this able man, France attained a degree of prosperity she had never before enjoyed. It was on his suggestion that Louis purchased Mardyck and Dunkirk, for five millions of livres, of Charles II. of Vol. xxui. i England, England, whose profusion led him to give up those important possessions, which the blood of the English had so dearly bought. The death of Philip IV. of Spain, opened to Louis the career of the conquests, which acquired him the title of great. Being resolved to assert the real or pretended rights he had acquired, by his marriage with Maria Theresa of Austria, to the Cambresis, Franche-Comte, Luxembourg, and a great part of the Spanish Ncther...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1806. Excerpt: ... CHAP. VI. Wars between France and (he Allied Powers--. That ambitious Monarch Louis XIV. humbled by the glorious campaigns of the Duke of Marlborough--Tli...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217416322

ISBN - 13:9780217416320

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