A Memoir of the Life of Peter the Great
by Sir John Barrow (9781443290395)

A Memoir of the Life of Peter the Great
Sir John Barrow
Release Date: 01 February 2012
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 94
Category: Historical, Political & Military
Publisher: General Books
ISBN: 9781443290395
ISBN-10: 1443290394

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. 1837. Excerpt: ... have been a very bad geographer; but," he adds, " it is said Neuville was imposed upon by a false account." Galitzin survived his fall twenty-four years; he was recalled from banishment in 1711, and died on his own estate two years after his liberation. The Princess Sophia was confined to a convent in Moscow, where she remained till her death, which happened in the year 1704, fifteen years afterward. Peter was now the real and only sovereign, for his brother John had no other share of the government than that of lending his name to the public acts. His short life was spent in retirement, and he died in 1696. CHAPTER II. The Tzar creates a Navy, and new-models his Army--Le Fort--Menzikoff--Gordon--First Attack on Azoph fails--The second succeeds--Conspiracy discovered and defeated. Hitherto the young Tzar Peter had taken no prominent part in any of these turbulent proceedings. It would appear that he advisedly kept himself aloof, in the midst of the commotions that distracted the capital and its neighbourhood. It is probable enough, that possessing only a divided authority, and considering his youth, it might have been deemed prudent by his friends and advisers to prevent any interference, on his part, with one party or the other. It is not likely, however, that a young man of his active and restless disposition should have spent his time in idleness, between the Kremlin and the Trinity Convent, or that he was unobservant of what was passing around him.. Neither does there appear to be any ground for the accusation, which has been preferred against the party of Sophia, that either she or they were base enough to encourage an inclination, which he is said to have early discovered, for indulging in brandy and other strong liquors, or that they had contrived ...

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