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Battle of Poltava - Great Northern War Battle of Poltava
Advancing into the Ukraine, Swedish forces under King Charles XII laid siege to Poltava. Racing to meet them, Peter the Great engaged the Swedes on July 8, ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Women Rulers - Queens and Empresses of the Early Modern Period
Daughter of Ulrika Eleanora the Older and Karl XII, she reigned as queen after succeeding her brother Karl in 1682, until her husband became king; she served  ...
Notes on Book XII - Ancient/Classical History - About.com
In Book XII, Helios, the sun, is wronged and Zeus says he'll make the mortals pay. ... "Divine Justice in the Odyssey: Poseidon, Cyclops, and Helios," by Charles ...
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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