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The History of Great Britain, from the Restoration, to the Accession of the House of Hannover Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1775 Excerpt: ...of himfelf, in the quality of coadjutor. Prince Charles, fupported by his brother, the King of Denmark, made himfelf mafter, by force, of the caftle of Eutin; while the King of Sweden and the Elector of Hannover, declared themfelves on the other fide. While the forces of the two laft Princes were ready to march againft the Danes, the Queen of England and the States of the United Provinces interpofed their good offices, in quenching the flame which was ready to involve the whole north m a frefh war. The troops of Denmark retired from the caftle of Eutin; and the place was delivered, in fequeftration, to the refidents of England and Holland. The refidents, however, reftored the poffeflion of Eutin and its dependencies to the Prince Adminiftrator of Holftein-Gottorp, without prejudice to the rights of Prince Charles of Denmark 7. Affair of In Poland, the invincible courage of the King of Sweden Poland., . triumphed overall thefchemes of his active and obftmate enemies, the Rufllans and the Saxons. That indefatigable Prince profited by the winter, and flew to frefh victories along the ke, with which the rigour of the feafon had covered the rivers and marfhes. Renfchild, his general, having, by a feint, inveigled the enemy from their ftrong pofts in the woods, defeated the combined Hift. da Nord, torn, i, armies, armies, with great (laughter, on the thirteenth of February. In c this decifive battle, in which no quarter was granted to the Ruf-fians, feven thoufand men were killed on the fpot. Eight thou-fand prifoners, with the baggage, cannon, colours, and provifions of the enemy, fell into the hands of the vidors. To put an end to the troubles of Poland, by carrying the war into the hereditary dominions of King Auguftus, Charles the Twelfth, with twenty-four tho.. Hide synopsis

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