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History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Vol. 1

By Carlyle, Thomas

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Title: History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Vol. 1  
Author: Carlyle, Thomas
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THE HOHENZOLLERNS IN BRANDENBURG. KURFURST FRIEDRICH I. Burggraf Friedrich, on his first coming to Brandenburg, found but a cool reception as Statthalter. [?Johannistage? (24 June) ?1412,? he first set foot in Brandenburg, with due escort, in due state; only Statthalter (Viceregent) as yet: Pauli, i. 594, II. 58; Stenzel, Geschichte des Preussischen Staats (Hamburg, 1830, 1851), i. 167-169.] He came as the representative of law and rule; and there had been many helping themselves by a ruleless life, of late. Industry was at a low ebb, violence was rife; plunder, disorder everywhere; too much the habit for baronial gentlemen to ?live by the saddle,? as they termed it, that is by highway robbery in modern phrase.

 

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