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George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham, 1628-1687;: A study in the history of the restoration

Burghclere, Winifred Anne Henrietta Christina (Herbert) Gardner

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ISBN 10: 0804612595 / ISBN 13: 9780804612593
Published by Kennikat Press, 1971
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Title: George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham, ...

Publisher: Kennikat Press

Publication Date: 1971

Book Condition:Good

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: her traditional policy. As the most Catholic King appeared incapable of taking the offensive, his provinces had hitherto provided an ideal buffer State for the Dutch; while, on the other hand, Louis, though the grandson of the Huguenot Henri, was the least desirable neighbour a peace-loving Protestant community could acquire. The outcome of these alarms was the Triple Alliance, by which England, Holland and Sweden united to rectify the political balance. Yet that famous treaty, the triumph of 1 "Litany of the Duke of Uuckinghain: Poems on State Affairs," vol. iii. p. u2. 1668 THE DUTCH REPUBLIC 201 Sir William Temple's diplomacy, cannot claim to have permanently advanced the interests of the Republic. In fact, when, contrary to Temple's anticipation, Spain elected to cede Franche Comte to the French, the very frontier conditions most dreaded by the States were realised. And, moreover, by their intervention the unhappy burghers had roused the undying enmity of Louis, an enmity for which the friendship of distant Sweden and the alliance of England's fickle sovereign were but paltry compensations. Such, briefly, was the state of affairs at the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle in May, 1668, when Buckingham seized the helm. Spain was at last recognised to have irretrievably fallen from her high estate. Holland, though bearing a bold front, was in reality dismayed and fearful, and Louis, nursing his revenge, already discounted his succession to the boundless heritage of Philip II. on which the grasp of his decrepit successor, the childless Charles II., appeared to be daily slackening. Meanwhile England remained sullenly suspicious of the Papist King's victorious progress. But the recollection of the fatal bonfire kindled by the Dutchmen at Chatham had not...

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