Beacon Lights of History, Volume 08 eBook

John Lord
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 297 pages of information about Beacon Lights of History, Volume 08.

Characteristics of the man
Education of Frederic II. 
His character
Becomes King
Seizure of a part of Liege
Seizure of Silesia
Maria Theresa
Visit of Voltaire
Friendship between Voltaire and Frederic
Coalition against Frederic
Seven Years’ War
Carlyle’s History of Frederic
Empress Elizabeth of Russia
Decisive battles of Rossbach, Luthen, and Zorndorf
Heroism and fortitude of Frederic
Results of the Seven Years’ War
Partition of Poland
Development of the resources of Prussia
Public improvements
General services of Frederic to his country
His character
His ultimate influence


Volume VIII.

Frederic the Great Reproaching his Generals at Koeben
After the painting by Arthur Kampf.

Embarkation of Anglo-Saxons for the Conquest of England
After the painting by H. Merte.

Queen Elizabeth
After the “Ermine” portrait by F. Zucchero.

Last Moments of Queen Elizabeth
After the painting by Paul Delaroche.

The Morning after the Massacre of St. Bartholomew
After the painting by Ed. Debat-Ponsan.

Henry of Navarre and La Belle Fosseuse
After the painting by A.P.E.  Morlon.

The Imperial Counsellors are Thrown Out of the Window by the Bohemian Delegates After the painting by V. Brozik.

Cardinal Richelieu
After the painting by Ph. de Champaign, National Gallery, London.

Richelieu Watches the Siege Operations from the Dam at Rochelle After the painting by Henri Motte.

Oliver Cromwell
After the painting by Pieter van der Picas.

Louis XIV. and Mlle. de la Valliere
After the painting by A.P.E.  Morlon.

Peter the Great
After a Contemporaneous Engraving.

Peter the Great Learns the Trade of Ship-Carpentry at Zaardam After the painting by Felix Cogen.

Frederic the Great
After the painting by W. Camphausen.


A.D. 849-901.


Alfred is one of the most interesting characters in all history for those blended virtues and talents which remind us of a David, a Marcus Aurelius, or a Saint Louis,—­a man whom everybody loved, whose deeds were a boon, whose graces were a radiance, and whose words were a benediction; alike a saint, a poet, a warrior, and a statesman.  He ruled a little kingdom, but left a great name, second only to Charlemagne, among the civilizers of his people and nation in the Middle Ages.  As a man of military genius he yields to many of the kings of England, to say nothing of the heroes of ancient and modern times.

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