Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland; With a View of the Primary Causes and Movements of the Thirty Years' War- Complete

Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland; With a View of the Primary Causes and Movements of the Thirty Years' War- Complete (Paperback)

By John Lothrop Motley 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1153637723
EAN: 9781153637725
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No. of Pages: 210
Publish Date: 2010-3-7
Binding: Paperback
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Excerpt: ...were expressly charged by the King to receive them as coming from his very best friends, and to do them all honour. He extolled the sage government of their High Mightinesses and the valour of the Republic, which had become known to the whole world by the successful conduct of their long and mighty war. The commissioners replied in words of compliment, and the magistrates then offered them, according to ancient usage, several bottles of hippocras. Next day, sending back the carriages of the Prince of Orange, in which they had thus far performed the journey, they set forth towards Paris, reaching Saint-Denis at noon of the third day. Here they were met by de Bonoeil, introducer of ambassadors, sent thither by the King to give them welcome, and to say that they would be received on the road by the Duke of Vendome, eldest of the legitimatized children of the King. Accordingly before reaching the Saint-Denis gate of Paris, a splendid cavalcade of nearly five hundred noblemen met them, the Duke at their head, accompanied by two marshals of France, de Brissac and Boisdaulphin. The three instantly dismounted, and the ambassadors alighted from their coach. The Duke then gave them solemn and cordial welcome, saying that he had been sent by his father the King to receive them as befitted envoys of the best and most faithful friends he possessed in the world. The ambassadors expressed their thanks for the great and extraordinary honour thus conferred on them, and they were then requested to get into a royal carriage which had been sent out for that purpose. After much ceremonious refusal they at last consented and, together with the Duke of Vendome, drove through Paris in that vehicle into the Faubourg Saint Germain. Arriving at the Hotel Gondy, they were, notwithstanding all their protestations, escorted up the staircase into the apartments by the Duke. "This honour is notable," said the commissioners in their report to the States, "and never shown to anyone...
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Title: Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland; With a View of the Primary Causes and Movements of the Thirty Years' War- Complete
Publisher: General Books
Author: John Lothrop Motley
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1153637723
EAN: 9781153637725
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 210
Publish Date: 2010-3-7
Binding: Paperback

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