The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Vol. 3 (Classic Reprint)

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Lalter days of the Blood Council Informal and insincere negotiations for peace Characteristics of the negotiators and of their diplomatic correspondence Dr. Junius Secret conferences between Dr. Leoninus and Orange -S teadfastness of the Prince Changes in the internal government of the northern provinces Generosity and increasing power of the municipalities Incipient jealousy in regard to Orange rebuked His offer of resignation refused by the Estates His elevation to almost unlimited power Renewed mediation of Maximilian Views and positions of the parties Advice of Orange Opening of negotiations at Breda Propositions and counter-propositions Adroitness of the plenipotentiaries on both sides Insincere diplomacy and unsatisfactory results Union of Holland and Zealand under the Prince of Orange A ct defining his powers Charlotte de Bourbon Character, fortunes, and fate of Anna of Saxony Marriage of Orange with Mademoiselle de Bourbon Indignation thereby excited Horrible tortures inflicted upon Papists by Sonoy in North Holland Oudewater and Schoonoven taken by Hierges The isles of Zealand A submarine expedition projected Details of the adventure I ts entire success Death of Chiappin Vitelli Deliberations in Holland and Zealand concerning the renunciation of Philip sauthority Declaration at Delft Doubts as to which of the Great Powers the sovereignty should be offered Secret international relations Mission io England Unsatisfactory negotiations with Elizabeth Position of the Grand Commander Siege of Zierickzee Generosity of Count John Desperate project of the Prince Death and character of Requesens. THE Council of Troubles, or, as it will be for ever denominated in history, the Council of Blood, still existed, althougn the Grand Commander, upon his arrival in the Netherlands, VOL.
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American diplomat and historian JOHN LOTHROP MOTLEY (1814-1877) studied law at Harvard and Göttingen, in Germany, where he befriended Otto von Bismarck. He traveled extensively in Europe, frequently in the diplomatic service, but he is remembered primarily for his literary output of historical essays and criticism, political pamphlets, and novels. Oliver Wendell Holmes presented his biography in 1879 under the title John Lothrop Motley: A Memoir.

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Motley spent five years in Dresden, Brussels, and the Hague to produce, in 1856, this popular three-volume history hailed by readers of the time and recognized by scholars since as a standard of the field. The lessons for modern society Motley finds in the microcosm of Holland continue to hold true in today's uncertain political environment, and his dramatic narrative and eloquent, lyrical prose remain a delight. The author's respect for the people of the Netherlands and their triumphs as a nation still shines through, and this love letter to the Dutch Republic retains the power to instruct and inform.

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