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The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Siege Of Antwerp By The Prince Of Parma, In The Years 1584 And 1585 Continued The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Siege Of Antwerp By The Prince Of Parma, In The Years 1584 And 1585 Continued

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Siege Of Antwerp By The Prince Of Parma, In The Years 1584 And 1585 Continued
The burgomaster of Antwerp, St. Aldegonde, had, indeed, repeatedly urged the fleet of Zealand to attack the enemy's works, which should be supported on the other side from Antwerp. The long and frequently stormy nights would favor this attempt, and if at the same time a sally were made by the garrison at Lillo, it seemed scarcely possible for the enemy to resist this triple assault. But unfortunately misunderstandings had arisen between the commander of the fleet, William von Blois von Treslong, and the admiralty of Zealand, which caused the equipment of the fleet to be most unaccountably delayed. In order... Nonfictions - Post by : mikeg513 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 3306

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Siege Of Antwerp By The Prince Of Parma, In The Years 1584 And 1585 The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Siege Of Antwerp By The Prince Of Parma, In The Years 1584 And 1585

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Siege Of Antwerp By The Prince Of Parma, In The Years 1584 And 1585
It is an interesting spectacle to observe the struggle of man's inventive genius in conflict with powerful opposing elements, and to see the difficulties which are insurmountable to ordinary capacities overcome by prudence, resolution, and a determined will. Less attractive, but only the more instructive, perhaps, is the contrary spectacle the absence of those qualities renders all efforts of genius vain, throws away all the favors of fortune, and where inability to improve such advantages renders hopeless a success which otherwise seemed sure and inevitable. Examples of both kinds are afforded by the celebrated siege of Antwerp by the Spaniards... Nonfictions - Post by : frenzy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 3206

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Trial And Execution Of Counts Egmont And Horn The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Trial And Execution Of Counts Egmont And Horn

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Trial And Execution Of Counts Egmont And Horn
The two counts were a few weeks after their arrest conveyed to Ghent under an escort of three thousand Spaniards they were confined in the citadel for more than eight months. Their trial commenced in due form before the council of twelve, and the solicitor-general, John Du Bois, conducted the proceedings. The indictment against Egmont consisted of ninety counts, and that against Horn of sixty. It would occupy too much space to introduce them here. Every action, however innocent, every omission of duty, was interpreted on the principle which had been laid down in the opening of the indictment, "that... Nonfictions - Post by : frenzy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 1088

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Alva's First Measures, And Departure Of The Duchess Of Parma The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Alva's First Measures, And Departure Of The Duchess Of Parma

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Alva's First Measures, And Departure Of The Duchess Of Parma
Alva's first step, after securing the most suspected of the nobles, was to restore the Inquisition to its former authority, to put the decrees of Trent again in force, abolish the "moderation," and promulgate anew the edicts against heretics in all their original severity. The court of Inquisition in Spain had pronounced the whole nation of the Netherlands guilty of treason in the highest degree, Catholics and heterodox, loyalists and rebels, without distinction; the latter as having offended by overt acts, the former as having incurred equal guilt by their supineness. From this sweeping condemnation a very few were excepted, whose... Nonfictions - Post by : frenzy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 2578

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Alva's Armament And Expedition To The Netherlands The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Alva's Armament And Expedition To The Netherlands

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Alva's Armament And Expedition To The Netherlands
But it was otherwise determined in the council at Madrid. The minister, Granvella, who, even while absent himself, ruled the Spanish cabinet by his adherents; the Cardinal Grand Inquisitor, Spinosa, and the Duke of Alva, swayed respectively by hatred, a spirit of persecution, or private interest, had outvoted the milder councils of the Prince Ruy Gomes of Eboli, the Count of Feria, and the king's confessor, Fresneda. The insurrection, it was urged by the former, was indeed quelled for the present, but only because the rebels were awed by the rumor of the king's armed approach; it was to fear of... Nonfictions - Post by : frenzy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 2990

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Book 4. The Iconoclasts Continued The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Book 4. The Iconoclasts Continued

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Book 4. The Iconoclasts Continued
BOOK IV. THE ICONOCLASTS CONTINUEDPhilip lay sick at Segovia when the news of the outbreak of the Iconoclasts and the uncatholic agreement entered into with the Reformers reached him. At the same time the regent renewed her urgent entreaty for his personal visit, of which also all the letters treated, which the President Viglius exchanged with his friend Hopper. Many also of the Belgian nobles addressed special letters to the king, as, for instance, Egmont, Mansfeld, Megen, Aremberg, Noircarmes, and Barlaimont, in which they reported the state of their provinces, and at once explained and justified the arrangements they had made... Nonfictions - Post by : frenzy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 2372

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Book 4. The Iconoclasts The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Book 4. The Iconoclasts

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Book 4. The Iconoclasts
BOOK IV. THE ICONOCLASTSThe springs of this extraordinary occurrence are plainly not to be sought for so far back as many historians affect to trace them. It is certainly possible, and very probable, that the French Protestants did industriously exert themselves to raise in the Netherlands a nursery for their religion, and to prevent by all means in their power an amicable adjustment of differences between their brethren in the faith in that quarter and the King of Spain, in order to give that implacable foe of their party enough to do in his own country. It is natural, therefore, to... Nonfictions - Post by : frenzy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 2565

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Public Preaching The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Public Preaching

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Public Preaching
No moment could be more favorable to the Huguenots and the German Protestants than the present to seek a market for their dangerous commodity in the Netherlands. Accordingly, every considerable town now swarmed with suspicious arrivals, masked spies, and the apostles of every description of heresy. Of the religious parties, which had sprung up by secession from the ruling church, three chiefly had made considerable progress in the provinces. Friesland and the adjoining districts were overrun by the Anabaptists, who, however, as the most indigent, without organization and government, destitute of military resources, and moreover at strife amongst themselves, awakened the... Nonfictions - Post by : frenzy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 899

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - The Gueux The Revolt Of The Netherlands - The Gueux

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - The Gueux
The members of the senate had not yet dispersed, when all Brussels resounded with the report that the confederates were approaching the town. They consisted of no more than two hundred horse, but rumor greatly exaggerated their numbers. Filled with consternation, the regent consulted with her ministers whether it was best to close the gates on the approaching party or to seek safety in flight? Both suggestions were rejected as dishonorable; and the peaceable entry of the nobles soon allayed all fears of violence. The first morning after their arrival they assembled at Kuilemberg house Brederode administered to them a... Nonfictions - Post by : frenzy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 3564

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Book 3. Conspiracy Of The Nobles The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Book 3. Conspiracy Of The Nobles

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Book 3. Conspiracy Of The Nobles
BOOK III. CONSPIRACY OF THE NOBLES1565. Up to this point the general peace had it appears been the sincere wish of the Prince of Orange, the Counts Egmont and Horn, and their friends. They had pursued the true interests of their sovereign as much as the general weal; at least their exertions and their actions had been as little at variance with the former as with the latter. Nothing bad as yet occurred to make their motives suspected, or to manifest in them a rebellious spirit. What they had done they had done in discharge of their bounden duty as members... Nonfictions - Post by : frenzy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 2445

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Severer Religious Edicts--Universal Opposition Of The Nation The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Severer Religious Edicts--Universal Opposition Of The Nation

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Severer Religious Edicts--Universal Opposition Of The Nation
Scarcely was Egmont returned when severer edicts against heretics, which, as it were, pursued him from Spain, contradicted the joyful tidings which he had brought of a happy change in the sentiments of the monarch. They were at the same time accompanied with a transcript of the decrees of Trent, as they were acknowledged in Spain, and were now to be proclaimed in the Netherlands also; with it came likewise the death warrants of some Anabaptists and other kinds of heretics. "The count has been beguiled," William the Silent was now heard to say, "and deluded by Spanish cunning. Self-love and... Nonfictions - Post by : frenzy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 2889

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Count Egmont In Spain The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Count Egmont In Spain

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Count Egmont In Spain
Count Egmont was despatched to Spain to make a forcible representation to the king on the subject of these decrees; to persuade him, if possible, to adopt a milder policy towards his Protestant subjects, and to propose to him the incorporation of the three councils, was the commission he received from the malcontents. By the regent he was charged to apprise the monarch of the refractory spirit of the people; to convince him of the impossibility of enforcing these edicts of religion in their full severity; and lastly to acquaint him with the bad state of the military defences and the... Nonfictions - Post by : frenzy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 2701

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - William Of Orange And Count Egmont The Revolt Of The Netherlands - William Of Orange And Count Egmont

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - William Of Orange And Count Egmont
By such measures, did Philip usher in his government of the Netherlands, and such were the grievances of the nation when he was preparing to leave them. He had long been impatient to quit a country where he was a stranger there was so much that opposed his secret wishes, and where his despotic mind found such undaunted monitors to remind him of the laws of freedom. The peace with France at last rendered a longer stay unnecessary; the armaments of Soliman required his presence in the south, and the Spaniards also began to miss their long-absent king. The choice... Nonfictions - Post by : frenzy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 1051

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Other Encroachments On The Constitution Of The Netherlands The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Other Encroachments On The Constitution Of The Netherlands

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Other Encroachments On The Constitution Of The Netherlands
No wonder if so unnatural a tribunal, which had proved intolerable even to the more submissive spirit of the Spaniard, drove a free state to rebellion. But the terror which it inspired was increased by the Spanish troops, which, even after the restoration of peace, were kept in the country, and, in violation of the constitution, garrisoned border towns. Charles V. had been forgiven for this introduction of foreign troops so long as the necessity of it was evident, and his good intentions were less distrusted. But now men saw in these troops only the alarming preparations of oppression and the... Nonfictions - Post by : frenzy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 2658

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - The Tribunal Of The Inquisition The Revolt Of The Netherlands - The Tribunal Of The Inquisition

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - The Tribunal Of The Inquisition
Philip II. no sooner saw himself, through the peace of Chateau-Cambray, in undisturbed enjoyment of his immense territory than he turned his whole attention to the great work of purifying religion, and verified the fears of his Netherlandish subjects. The ordinances which his father had caused to be promulgated against heretics were renewed in all their rigor, and terrible tribunals, to whom nothing but the name of inquisition was wanting, were appointed to watch over their execution. But his plan appeared to him scarcely more than half-fulfilled so long as he could not transplant into these countries the Spanish Inquisition in... Nonfictions - Post by : alvinphk - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 2951

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Philip II., Ruler Of The Netherlands The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Philip II., Ruler Of The Netherlands

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Philip II., Ruler Of The Netherlands
Philip II. received the lordship of the Netherlands in the brightest period of their prosperity. He was the first of their princes who united them all under his authority. They now consisted of seventeen provinces; the duchies of Brabant, Limburg, Luxembourg, and Gueldres, the seven counties of Artois, Hainault, Flanders, Namur, Zutphen, Holland, and Zealand, the margravate of Antwerp, and the five lordships of Friesland, Mechlin (Malines), Utrecht, Overyssel, and Groningen, which, collectively, formed a great and powerful state able to contend with monarchies. Higher than it then stood their commerce could not rise. The sources of their wealth were above... Nonfictions - Post by : alvinphk - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 2936

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Book 1. Earlier History Of The Netherlands Up To The 16th Century Continued The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Book 1. Earlier History Of The Netherlands Up To The 16th Century Continued

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Book 1. Earlier History Of The Netherlands Up To The 16th Century Continued
BOOK I. EARLIER HISTORY OF THE NETHERLANDS UP TO THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY CONTINUEDIn the year 1491 the Hanseatic League held its solemn meetings in this town, which had formerly assembled in Lubeck alone. In 1531 the exchange was erected, at that time the most splendid in all Europe, and which fulfilled its proud inscription. The town now reckoned one hundred thousand inhabitants. The tide of human beings, which incessantly poured into it, exceeds all belief. Between two hundred and two hundred and fifty ships were often seen loading at one time in its harbor; no day passed on which the boats... Nonfictions - Post by : alvinphk - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 3320

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Book 1. Earlier History Of The Netherlands Up To The 16th Century The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Book 1. Earlier History Of The Netherlands Up To The 16th Century

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - Book 1. Earlier History Of The Netherlands Up To The 16th Century
BOOK I. EARLIER HISTORY OF THE NETHERLANDS UP TO THE SIXTEENTH CENTURYBefore we consider the immediate history of this great revolution, it will be advisable to go a few steps back into the ancient records of the country, and to trace the origin of that constitution which we find it possessed of at the time of this remarkable change. The first appearance of this people in the history of the world is the moment of its fall; their conquerors first gave them a political existence. The extensive region which is bounded by Germany on the east, on the south by France,... Nonfictions - Post by : alvinphk - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 2130

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - The Author's Preface The Revolt Of The Netherlands - The Author's Preface

The Revolt Of The Netherlands - The Author's Preface
Many years ago, when I read the History of the Belgian Revolution in Watson's excellent work, I was seized with an enthusiasm which political events but rarely excite. On further reflection I felt that this enthusiastic feeling had arisen less from the book itself than from the ardent workings of my own imagination, which had imparted to the recorded materials the particular form that so fascinated me. These imaginations, therefore, I felt a wish to fix, to multiply, and to strengthen; these exalted sentiments I was anxious to extend by communicating them to others. This was my principal motive for commencing... Nonfictions - Post by : alvinphk - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 1397

History Of The Thirty Years' War - Book 5 - Part 4 History Of The Thirty Years' War - Book 5 - Part 4

History Of The Thirty Years' War - Book 5 - Part 4
BOOK V - Part 4The superiority of the Imperialists did not intimidate Torstensohn, who was not accustomed to number his antagonists. On the very first onset, the left wing, which Goetz, the general of the League, had entangled in a disadvantageous position among marshes and thickets, was totally routed; the general, with the greater part of his men, killed, and almost the whole ammunition of the army taken. This unfortunate commencement decided the fate of the day. The Swedes, constantly advancing, successively carried all the most commanding heights. After a bloody engagement of eight hours, a desperate attack... Nonfictions - Post by : dottystorer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frederich Schiller - Read : 566