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  • Sold Date: Mar 10, 2013
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“Memoirs of Maximilien de Béthune, first Duke of Sully*, prime minister to Henri the Great (...) ” by Pierre-Mathurin de L'Écluse des Loges**. Tome cinquieme (Volume V). Published in London during the year MDCCLII (1752 - unspecified publisher). Among the contents: Suite des Memoires de 1603, Continuation de l’Ambassade et des Negociations de Rosny a la Cour de Londres, Danger qu’il court sur la mer, Continuation des affaires d’Angleterre / England, d’Espagne / Spain, des Pays-Bas et autres etrangeres, Voyage de Henri IV en Normandie, Mutinerie des Protestants et Assemblee de Gap, Colonie etablie en Canada, Memoires de l’annee 1604, Mort de la Duchesse de Bar, Deliberation du Conseil sur l’etablissement des Jesuites / Jesuits, Memoires contre le Cardinal d’Ossat et a la politique des Catholiques, Trahison de Nicolas l’Hote, Memoire de Rosny sur les Religions, Promotion des Cardinaux et affaires de Rome, Cabale des Protestants et seditieux du Royaume, Voyage de Henri dans les Provinces, Justification du Duc d’Epernon faussement accuse, Henri IV fait deposer ses tresors a la Bastille , Verification des rentes, autres details des Finances, reglements de Police et de Milice, Etablissement d’un Hopital Militaire, Talens et qualites de Henri IV pour le gouvernement, Rupture entre la France et l’Espagne au sujet du Commerce, Suite des

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*Maximilien de Béthune, first Duke of Sully (1560-1641) was the doughty soldier, French minister, staunch Huguenot and faithful right-hand man who assisted Henry IV of France in the rule of France. He was born at the Château de Rosny near Mantes-la-Jolie into a branch of the House of Bethune , a noble family originating in Artois , and was brought up in the Reformed faith, a Huguenot . Still a boy, Maximilien was presented to Henry of Navarre in 1571 and remained permanently attached to the future king of France. The young Baron of Rosny was taken to Paris by his patron and was studying at the College of Bourgogne at the time of the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre , from which he escaped by discreetly carrying a book of hours under his arm. He then studied mathematics and history at the court of Henry of Navarre. On the outbreak of civil war in 1575 he enlisted in the Protestant army. In 1576 he accompanied the Duke of Anjou on an expedition into the Netherlands in order to regain the former Rosny estates, but being unsuccessful he attached himself for a time to the Prince of Orange . Later rejoining Henry of Navarre in Guienne , he displayed bravery in the field and particular ability as a military engineer. ...
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