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Battle of Narva - Great Northern War Battle of Narva - Military History
Opening hostilities in April 1700, the allies intended to strike Sweden from several directions at once. Moving to meet the threat, 18-year old King Charles XII of ...
Battle of Poltava - Great Northern War Battle of Poltava
Conflict: The Battle of Poltava was fought during the Great Northern War. Date: Charles XII was defeated on July 8, 1709 (New Style). Armies & Commanders:.
Battles and Wars 1601-1800 - Military History - About.com
An early battle of the Great Northern War, Narva saw a smaller Swedish army under King Charles XII attack during a blizzard. In the resulting fighting near Narva, ...
Finland and the Swedish Empire - Medieval History - About.com
Sweden's youthful king Charles XII surprised them, however, with a series of military victories that knocked Denmark out of the war in 1700 and Poland, in 1706.
Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte / King Charles XIV John of Sweden
A biography of Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, one time disgraced commander of Napoleon and then King Charles XIV John of Sweden.
Swedish History Library - The best books on Swedish History
Charles XII takes centre stage, with studies of his 'foreign policy', his domestic and dynastic importance as well as the intriguing matter of his death; the final ...
The Prince - by Nicolo Machiavelli - Chapter XII - Medieval History
Thus it was that Charles, King of France, was allowed to seize Italy with chalk in hand;1 and he who told us that our sins were the cause of it told the truth, but ...
"On War," by James Boswell - Grammar & Composition - About.com
Horace calls Hannibal, demens, a madman; and Pope gives the same appellation to Alexander the Great and Charles XII: From Macedonia's madman to the ...
Daniel Defoe - A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature
In the same year Jure Divino, a satire, followed by a History of the Union (1709), and The Wars of Charles XII. (1715). Further misunderstandings and ...
Anne of Brittany - Women's History - About.com
In April of 1498, Charles died. By the terms of their marriage contract, she was required to marry Louis XII, Charles' successor -- the same man who, as Louis of  ...
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