The Military Life of John, Duke of Marlborough

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Parallel between his Treachery and that of Ney
33
Honors and Commands bestowed on Churchill He signs the Act of Association in favor of William
34
His first Services in foreign War under William
35
He is liberated from Prison and ere long restored to Favor
37
And appointed to the supreme Command in the Netherlands
38
At which Period the Blenheim Papers commenced
39
Vast Ability by which the Government of France was directed
40
Extraordinary Success which had hitherto attended Louis in all his Enterprises
41
Hopes and Schemes of the Catholic Party throughout Eu rope at this Time Their ultimate Failure
42
Simultaneous Attacks on the Protestants in France and En gland irrevocably separate the two countries
43
Efforts of William III to avert the Danger
44
Manner in which the Bequest of Spain to the Duke of Anjou had been obtained 14
45
CHAPTER II
50
His Efforts to give Unity to Thought
56
Marlboroughs brilliant March which defeats
57
Jealousy against him arises among both the Whigs and
59
Heroic Resistance of William to the French Invasion
62
Commencement of the
68
Bonn
73
The Dutch prevent Marlborough from Fighting and Cam paign concludes with the taking of Limbourg
74
Disasters on the Upper Rhine and in Bavaria
75
Extreme Danger of the Empire from these Successes
76
French Plan of the Campaign in Germany
77
Plan of the Allies to counteract it
78
Marlboroughs cross March into Germany
79
Subsequent Successes in Bavaria
80
Marshal Tallard joins the Elector of Bavaria who determines to fight
81
Vendôme is defeated in his Attempt to penetrate through the Tyrol
82
Forces on both sides and their comparative Merits
83
French Position and Dispositions with its Dangers
85
And Advantages
86
Commencement of the Battle
87
Attack on Blenheim which is repulsed
88
Crossing of the Nebel by the Allies
89
The Cavalry with great Difficulty are got across
90
Rout of Prince Holstein in the Attack on Oberglau
91
Operations of Eugene on the Right
92
Grand and decisive Charge by Marlborough in the Center
93
Eugenes Success on the Right
94
Total Rout of Tallard who is made Prisoner
95
Mistake by which the French Left escaped Destruction
96
Capture of all the Troops in Blenheim and Conclusion of the Battle
97
Results of the Battle
98
Causes of the Defeat of the French
99
Capture of Landau and Traerbach and Conclusion of the Campaign
101
Honors and Rewards bestowed on Marlborough
102
Bitter Sense which Marlborough entertained of this parsimo
105
Vigorous Efforts of the French Government
112
His able Plan to overreach the Enemy
118
Marlborough prepares to attack the French at Waterloo
124
Villerois Efforts to restore the Battle which are unsuccessful
139
MAP OF FRANCE AND THE NETHERLANDS
141
Marlboroughs Hopes for a speedy Peace
145
Splendid and disinterested Conduct of Marlborough in
151
CHAPTER IV
158
Marlboroughs first Mission to the Continent and first Cam
163
Causes of the Reaction against Marlborough and the War
173
Vigorous Preparations made by Louis XIV for the Cam
179
Extreme Vexation and serious Illness of Marlborough
185
Operations of Eugene on the Right
191
Preparations of the Allies for the Siege
197
Biege of the Citadel of Lille and Diversion of Vendôme
203
Marlborough recovers Ghent
204
Great Concessions offered by Louis
210
Which at length are partially successful The Forces at
217
But the Citadel is at length taken
223
Noble Force on both sides
229
Sect Page 26 Villars fortifies his Position
230
Plan of Attack by the Allied Generals
231
Feelings of the Soldiers on both sides
232
Commencement of the Battle
233
Marlborough after a desperate Conflict carries the Wood of Taisnière
234
Bloody Repulse of the Prince of Orange on the Left
235
Heroic but ineffectual Efforts of the Prince of Orange to re store the Combat
236
A vigorous Attack of Villars on the Right weakens his Center which Marlborough prepares to attack
237
Decisive Attack by Lord Orkney on the Center
238
His able and orderly Retreat
239
Results of the Battle to the Allies
240
Loss of the French and Humanity of Marlborough
241
Capture of Mons and Conclusion of the Campaign
242
Continued Decline of Marlboroughs Influence at Court
243
Unjust Criticisms and Censures on the Campaign
244
Injudicious Request of Marlborough to be made Captaingen eral for Life
245
Increasing Jealousies of him at Court
246
His Remonstrances with the Queen
247
He determines to resign if Mrs Masham is not removed
248
Description of Douay
257
Both Armies expect another Battle
258
Villars retires without fighting
259
Fall of Douay
260
Great Skill with which Villars averted the Invasion of France on this Occasion Fall of Bethune
261
Increasing Animosity to Marlborough in England He in tends to besiege Calais
262
Siege and Capture of St Venant
263
And of Aire
264
General Alarm at the Augmentation of the Public Burdens
265
Argument of Boling broke on the Subject
266
Real Causes of the Evils complained of
267
Envy of him among his own Party
268
Paltry Difficulties thrown in the Way of the Completion of Blenheim
269
Ungrateful Reception of Marlborough by the Ministers and Country
270
Dismissal of the Duchess of Marlborough
271
Marlborough with great Reluctance withholds his intended Resignation
272
Prosperous Condition of the Army in the Low Countries
273
Death of the Emperor Joseph and Election of Charles VI as Emperor
274
Plan of the Campaign
275
Fatal Separation of Eugene with his Troops from Marlbor ough
276
Villars avoids a Battle by Orders of Louis
277
Who had begun a separate and secret Negotiation with En gland
278
His Project for achieving this
279
Preparations for Executing it and Deceiving the Enemy
280
He passes the Lines with entire Success
281
Commencement of the Siege of Bouchain
282
Sect Page 38 Interesting Operations on both Sides during its Progress
283
Fall of Bouchain
285
Conditions of the Preliminaries which were agreed to
286
Marlborough returns Home deeply hurt at this clandestine Accommodation
287
Marlboroughs noble Speech against it in the House of Peers
288
Counter Address carried to the Commons and Irresolution of the Queen
289
Universal Joy among the Enemies of England and generous Conduct of Eugene
290
Machinations of the Tories to inflame the Queen against Marlborough
291
Louis rises in his Demands at Utrecht which turns into a private Treaty between France and England
292
Forces of the Allies and French in Flanders and desperate Situation of Louis
294
The Defection of Britain saves France
295
Siege and Capture of Quesnoy
296
Eloquent Speech of Lord Halifax in the House of Peers against the Peace
297
Marlboroughs Speech in seconding the Motion of Halifax
298
The Ministers falsely declare the Allies to be Parties to the Negotiation
299
Mournful Separation of the English Contingent from the Allies
301
Great Difficulties now experienced in the Negotiation with France
302
Conclusion of the War between Austria and France at Ras tadt and the Dutch at Utrecht
303
Marlborough is received with the highest Honors on the Continent
305
Base Ingratitude of the Imperial Court to him
306
Continued Malice against him at Home
307
Character of Harley Earl of Oxford
310
Nature of the Feudal Wars
313
Cireumspection was in him a Matter of Necessity
319
His political Character after the Revolution
325
Early Life of Eugene
331
Sect Page 29 His astonishing Successes over the Turks
334
Narrow Escape from Ruin and wonderful Victory at Belgrade
335
His Character as a General and Parallel to Napoleon
336
Early Life of Frederic the Great
337
His Accession to the Throne and vigorous Application to its Duties
338
His Aggression on and Conquest of Silesia and first Victory at Mollwitz
339
His glorious Successes over the Austrians
340
His decided and indomitable Character already appears
341
His great Services to his Kingdom during the next ten Years of Peace
342
Frederic invades Saxony and conquers that Country
343
He defeats the Austrians at Prague and is defeated at Kolin
344
The Kings marvelous Victories at Rosbach and Leuthen
345
Disasters sustained by his Troops in other Quarters and Vic tory of Zorndorf
346
Frederics Defeat at Hohenkirchen
347
Overwhelming Misfortunes in other Quarters
348
Dreadful Battle and Victory of the Prussians at Torgau
349
Operations in the Camp of Bunzelwitz
350
The Death of the Empress of Russia restores his Affairs
351
Wonderful Result of the Struggle
352
His Character as a General
353
Comparison of Frederic and Napoleon
354
Of Marlborough and Wellington
355
Points in which their Situations differed
356
Great Superiority of Force with which Wellington had to contend
357
Their respective Characteristics
358
Great and remarkable Land Triumphs of England over
362
Opposite Sides on Political Questions on which the Parties
368
General Terrors it excited in Great Britain
374
Which distinctly appeared in the Votes and Composition
380
What was the Danger to be guarded against in the Peace
388
Causes which render the Alliance of Spain of such vital
394
Real Causes of this Identity of Conduct of the opposite Parties
400
Our active Interference to put down Don Carlos and
406

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