Life and Times of Her Majesty Caroline Matilda, Volume.1 (of 3)

Queen of Denmark and Norway

Author: C. F. Lachelles Wraxall




Page: 152

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Example i n this ebook If there be a story which may be supposed to be thoroughly familiar to the reading public, it is surely that of the Queen of Denmark, who is believed to have loved not wisely but too well. The fate of Struensee has supplied the motive for countless works more or less historical, for novels, and even for an opera. Hence it might reasonably be assumed that the man who ventured on intruding on the English public another work on such a thoroughly worn-out topic, must be either very impudent or very foolish; and yet I have ventured to do so through neither of these failings, but for reasons which have been duly weighed, and which appear to my mind to convey their justification. The first of these motives is, that within a very recent period a perfectly new light has been thrown on the whole affair, by permission being granted to examine the privy archives of Copenhagen. From these I have been enabled to derive the hitherto unpublished documents and reports of the judges, and thus prove on what worthless evidence the divorce of the queen was passed. At the same time, a great deal of fresh matter has been rendered available about the two unhappy men who fell victims to a mistaken sense of justice. The late King of Denmark, who wisely thought that publicity was the best safeguard of thrones, also allowed the "Mémoires de mon Temps" of the Landgrave Charles of Hesse Cassel, brother-in-law of Christian VII., to be printed for private circulation. I have been enabled to procure a copy of this work through the kindness of Baron von Jenssen Tusch, who obtained it from the Prince of Augustenburg; and the many curious details of the Court of Denmark it contains have been woven largely into my text. Another work which has afforded me very material assistance is the "Memoirs of Reverdil, Secretary to Christian VII.," which appeared two or three years ago, but is little known in this country. Lastly, the private journals of Sir N. W. Wraxall have been laid under contribution to a great extent. It was made known by the publication of the "Post-humous Memoirs" that he had been connected with the Queen of Denmark, but it was only during last year that I discovered how much my grandfather knew of the affair, and how well he had kept silence on the subject. I have ransacked his journals, correspondence, &c., in the interests of the present work, and these have enabled me, I hope, to bring together much not hitherto known, or, if known, forgotten. As a humble follower of Lord Macaulay, I have also recognised the value of pamphlets and chap-books, and have been able to obtain, with some cost and trouble, nearly everything published on the palace revolution during 1772 and 1773, in Germany, Denmark, and England. I have also considered it my duty to consult every work at all connected with the subject, and do not think that any one has been omitted. Whether it has been in my power to prove the innocence of the Queen of Denmark is a question for my readers to decide. I, however, take some credit to myself for publishing for the first time the letter which she wrote on her death-bed to her brother. This letter passed through the hands of the late King of Hanover to the Duchess of Augustenburg, from whom my copy is derived. To be continue in this ebook

Universalgeschichte des Staates

von der vorstaatlichen Gesellschaft zum Staat der Industriegesellschaft

Author: Bernd Marquardt

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 364390004X

Category: Europe

Page: 751

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Leidenschaft im Dienste Ihrer Majestät

Königinnen und ihre Liebhaber

Author: Eleanor Herman

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105605517

Category: History

Page: 366

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Betreten Sie eine bisher verschlossene Welt. Tauchen Sie ein in Liebe und Leidenschaft, Glück und Unglück, Verrat und Verbannung. Nehmen Sie teil am geheimen Leben und Schicksal der untreuen Königinnen und ihrer Liebhaber – von Eleanor von Aquitanien bis Diana, Prinzessin von Wales. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Die Kunst des Steinschnitts

Prunkgefässe, Kameen und Commessi aus der Kunstkammer ; eine Ausstellung des Kunsthistorischen Museums Wien ; Kunsthistorisches Museum, 17. Dezember 2002 bis 27. April 2003

Author: Rudolf Distelberger,Wilfried Seipel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854970644

Category: Art

Page: 365

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Victoria Regina

Author: Laurence Housman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423094269


Page: 191

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Die Oldenburger

die Geschichte einer europäischen Dynastie

Author: Gerd Steinwascher

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 9783170224445

Category: History

Page: 332

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Die Dynastie der Oldenburger spielte in der Geschichte vor allem Nordeuropas eine herausragende Rolle. Bereits im 15. Jahrhundert begann der Aufstieg des nordwestdeutschen Grafengeschlechts. Die Oldenburger wurden Konige von Danemark und Herzoge von Schleswig und Holstein, im 18. Jahrhundert besetzten sie den russischen und schwedischen Thron, im 19. Jahrhundert folgte auch die griechische Konigswurde. Erstmals wird die interessante und abwechslungsreiche Geschichte dieser Dynastie vom hohen Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart dargestellt und aufgezeigt, wie pragend sie fur die europaische Entwicklung war. Noch heute begegnen uns die Nachkommen der Oldenburger als gekronte Staatsoberhaupter in Danemark und Norwegen.

Bildnis einer jungen Frau


Author: Vanora Bennett,Karin König

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783810502490


Page: 494

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Hans Holbein soll Thomas More, den Kanzler Heinrichs des VIII. malen. Dabei begegnet er der schönen Ziehtochter Meg. Doch sie ist einem anderen versprochen.

Die Erfindung und Frühzeit des Meissner Porzellans

ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Deutschen Keramik

Author: Ernst Zimmermann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter


Category: Dresden porcelain

Page: 328

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Im vorliegenden Band zeichnet Ernst Zimmermann die Fr hzeit der Mei ener Porzellanmanufaktur nach. Dabei legt er den Schwerpunkt auf das Leben und Werk des Alchimisten Johann Friedrich B ttger, der ma geblich an der Entwicklung der Manufaktur und des nach ihm benannten B ttgersteinzeugs und -porzellans beteiligt war. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1908.