The English Restoration and Louis XIV: From the Peace of Westphalia to the Peac…


Read by Pamela Nagami

(4.5 stars; 3 reviews)

In this trim volume the British historian, Osmund Airy writes of the period between 1648 and 1679 when Cardinal Mazarin, having concluded the masterly Peace of Westphalia for France, confronts the rebellions of the nobility known as the Fronde. By the time of his death in 1661, Mazarin has completed the work of Richelieu and made Louis XIV an absolute monarch, ready to extend his borders by conquest. But in Holland, the young Stadtholder, William III of Orange, resolutely opposes Louis's military ambitions, while in England, the restored Charles II is struggling with Parliament, juggling religious factions, suppressing conspiracies real and imagined, and cheerfully spending Louis's secret subsidies, while giving the French king as little value for his money as possible. (Pamela Nagami) (9 hr 19 min)

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Preface 7:37 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 1: The Peace of Westphalia 15:12 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: Prelude to the Fronde, Pt. 1 31:17 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: Prelude to the Fronde, Pt. 2 17:44 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The Parliamentary Fronde, Pt. 1 17:33 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The Parliamentary Fronde, Pt. 2 18:01 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: The New Fronde 23:18 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Rebellion of Condé 23:37 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: Close of the War with Spain 25:26 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: Restoration of Monarchy in England 22:12 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: Triumph of the Anglican Church--Relations with the Continent 21:03 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: Louis and Spain--The Dutch Republic 21:43 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: Louis and the Spanish Low Countries 12:00 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: England--Persecution of Dissent--The Dutch War, Pt. 1 21:15 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: England--Persecution of Dissent--The Dutch War, Pt. 2 18:55 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 12: Diplomacy of Louis--Invasion of the Spanish Low Countries 17:29 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: The Fall of Clarendon 15:38 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 14: The Triple Alliance and the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle 19:05 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 15: Failure of the King's Attempt at Toleration 25:14 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 16: Louis's Preparations for the Invasion of the United Provinces, Pt. 1 18:35 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 16: Louis's Preparations for the Invasion of the United Provinces, Pt. 2 13:45 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 17: Charles II. and the Cabal 13:45 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 18: The Dutch Republic before the War 10:02 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 19: Invasion of the United Provinces, Pt. 1 17:18 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 19: Invasion of the United Provinces, Pt. 2 17:14 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 20: The Parliamentary Conflict in England 16:04 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 21: Louis--William--Charles--Parliament, Pt. 1 20:12 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 21: Louis--William--Charles--Parliament, Pt. 2 21:26 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 22: The Peace of Nimwegen, Pt. 1 16:13 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 22: The Peace of Nimwegen, Pt. 2 20:35 Read by Pamela Nagami

Reviews

(5 stars)

Interesting book about a small part of European history which is probably rather unknown outside of the Netherlands.