The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power

The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power

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The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power by John S. C. Abbott

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The studies of the author of this work, for the last ten years, in writing the "History of Napoleon Bonaparte," and "The French Revolution of 1789," have necessarily made him quite familiar with the monarchies of Europe. He has met with so much that was strange and romantic in their career, that he has been interested to undertake, as it were, a biography of the Monarchies of Continental Europe--their birth, education, exploits, progress and present condition. He has commenced with Austria.

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ks.--A Treaty Concluded.--Possessions of Leopold.--Invasion of the French.--League of Augsburg.--Devastation of the Palatinate.--Invasion of Hungary.--Emerio Tekeli.--Union of Emerio Tekeli with the Turks.--Leopold Applies to Sobieski.--He Immediately Marches to his Aid.--The Turks Conquered.--Sobieski's Triumphal Receptions.--Meanness of Leopold.--Revenge upon Hungary.--Peace Concluded.--Contest for Spain. Page 311

CHAPTER XXI.

LEOPOLD I. AND THE SPANISH SUCCESSION From 1697 to 1710.

The Spanish Succession.--The Impotence of Charles II.--Appeal to the Pope.--His Decision.--Death of Charles II.--Accession of Philip V.--Indignation of Austria.--The Outbreak of War.--Charles III. Crowned.--Insurrection in Hungary.--Defection of Bavaria.--The Battle of Blenheim.--Death of Leopold I.--Eleonora.--Accession of Joseph I.--Charles XII. of Sweden.--Charles III. of Spain.--Battle of Malplaquet.--Charles at Barcelona.--Charles at Madri

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