The History Of Hungary And The Magyars (Notable American Authors Series) by Edwin Lawrence Godkin

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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. 1853 Excerpt: a native of the country, as also the command of all the garrisons; if no Walloon or French soldiers should ever be admitted into Hungary; if the German troops should be compelled to confine themselves to their quarters, and prevented from harassing and plundering the poor countrypeople in their vicinity; if the authors of all past outrages should be delivered up Coxo'b History of the House of Austria, ch. xlii. to the proper authorities, to receive the punishment due to their offences; if the emperor should appear in person at the sittings of the diet; and if the free exercise of his religion were granted to every one. These conditions were all refused by Basta, and the war continued. The leading adherents of Botskai all assembled on the 29th of March, 1605, in the castle of Szerencza, where all the great families of the patriotic party were represented by one or other of their respective members--the Bethlens, the Rakoczis, the Drugets, the Toroks, and the Szecsis. Their chief was here proclaimed prince fejedelem), and found his strength greatly increased by a considerable accession of forces from Transylvania. After the assassination of Michael, the waywode of Wallachia, and the abdication of Sigismond Bathori. Basta, the imperial general, had taken possession of the entire province, received the allegiance of the natives, and, in the emperor's name, confirmed all their rights and privileges. He did not long observe them, however, and the ferocious cruelty which characterized his administration soon drove the people into insurrection. They chose a magnate named Moses Tekeli, who, with several others, had taken refuge among the Turks, to act as their leader. Tekeli entered the country at the head of a large auxiliary force of Turks and Tartars, was join...


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