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Frederick The Great And His Times V4

Author:   Thomas Campbell
Publisher:   Kessinger Publishing Co
ISBN:  

9780548041482


Pages:   496
Publication Date:   25 July 2007
Format:   Hardback
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FREDERICK THE GREAT HIS TIMES. EDITED, WITH AN INTRODUCTION, BY THOMAS CAMPBELL, ESQ., AUTHOR OF THE PLEASURES OF HOPEU IN TWO VOLUMES. VOL. II. PHILADELPHIA LEA BLANCHARD. 1842. WM. S. YOUNG, Printer. CONTENTS. CHAPTER XIV. PAGXJ Campaign on the Rhine. The Prince Royal and the King join the Army of the Empire Prince Eugene. Intrepidity of the Prince-Royal. Dangerous illness of the King, Charac teristic Anecdote. Description of Rheinsberg, the new resi dence of the Prince. His Society there His Pursuits. His Correspondence with Voltaire. His projected Edition of the Henri ade. His fondness of religious topics. His philosophical studies. His taste in Music. Anecdote of Pepusch. Occupations at Rheinsberg. Jovial Party. Or der of Bayard. Early Rising. Fredericks attentions to his Father. Means used by him to keep the King in good humour. Journey to the Netherlands. The Prince be comes a Freemason. His Pecuniary Embarrassments. He obtains assistance from Russia, Whim in spelling his Name, Journey to Prussia. Improvements effected by the King in Lithuania. Stud of Trakehnen. Last Illness of Frederick William. His increasing fondness for his Son. His Death. His Character. His Family 13 CHAPTER XV. The new Queen and the Queen-Mother. Disappointed Ex pectations. - Proceedings of Frederick II. on his accession. Directions to his Ministers and to the provincial Chambers. Famine. Opening of the Granaries to the Poor, Baron Pollnitz. Funeral of the late King. The Potsdam Grena diers broken up.-Increase of the Army, Order of Merit instituted. Professor Wolff recalled. Occupations of the King. He receives Homage in Prussia and in Berlin. His decision in political Matters. Remonstrance to the Electorof Mentz. Quarrel with the Bishop of Liege. The King visits Strasburg incognito. Proceeds to West phalia. His first interview with Voltaire. He returns to Berlin, and goes to Rheinsberg. Death of the Emperor, Charles VL Preparations for War 47 PACE IV CONTENTS CHAPTER XVI, i The Emperor Charles VI. and the Pragmatic Sanction. Claims of Prussia to territories in Silesia. Bad Faith of Austria towards the Sovereigns of Brandenburg. Situation of Maria Theresa Political State of Europe. Treaty with Russia. Marquis di Botta. Terms offered by Frederick to the Queen of Hungary. His Address to his Officers. Ball in Berlin. The King ioins the Army and enters Silesia. Breslau sur renders to him Siege of Neisse. Return of the King to Berlin. Frederick allies himself with France and Sweden. He rejoins the Army in Silesia Narrowly escapes being taken prisoner. Operations of Neipperg and the Austrians. Reduction of Glogau. Battle of Mollwitz. A Reconnai sance. The Tall Gray. Misfortunes of Maupertuis. . . 1 CHAPTER XVII. Reduction of Brieg. Frederick encamps near Strehlen. He concludes a Treaty with France and Bavaria. Conspiracy for giving up Breslau to the Austnans. Prussian Troops take possession of the City. Camp at Strehlen. Overtures made on the part of Austria by Mr. Robinson, the English ambassador at Vienna rejected by the King. The King of Poland joins the Coalition against Austria. Proposals for a separate Peace with Prussia accepted by Frederick. Condi tion of Secrecy violated by Austria. The People of Silesia take the Oath of Allegiance to the King of Prussia. He re turns to Berlin. Improvement of the Prussian Cavalry. The King goes to Dresden. Augustus III. Count Bruhl. FredericksInterview with the King of Poland. Surrender, of Glatz. The Virgin Marys new Gown, Incursion of the Prussians into Lower Austria. Siege of Briinn. Frederick retires into Bohemia and encamps-Prince Charles of Lor raine. Battle of Chotusitz. The King concludes a separate Peace with Austria. Secret Negotiations with the French. 95 CHAPTER XVIII. Political Importance acquired by the King. His Attention to Silesia. Mandate against the oppressive conduct of Civil Officers. Projected Reform of Justice. The new Opera House in Berlin. Potier, the Ballet-master...

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Author:   Thomas Campbell
Publisher:   Kessinger Publishing Co
Imprint:   Kessinger Publishing Co
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 3.10cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.896kg
ISBN:  

9780548041482


ISBN 10:   0548041482
Pages:   496
Publication Date:   25 July 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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