By John Lothrop Motley
John Lothrop Motley was once a nineteenth century American diplomat and author who wrote at size approximately old issues and reports of others' writings, from the Civil conflict period to studies of Honore de Balzac's fiction.
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The whole control of the finances had, in the beginning of the year, been placed in the Earl’s hands, and it was only by her violently depriving him of his credit and of the confidence of the country that he had not retained it. He now established a finance-chamber, under the chief control of Reingault, who promised him mountains of money, and who was to be chief treasurer. Paul Buys was appointed by Leicester to fill a subordinate position in the new council. He spurned the offer with great indignation, saying that Reingault was not fit to be his clerk, and that he was not likely himself, therefore, to accept a humble post under the administration of such an individual.
The Effects of her Anger—Quarrels between the Earl and the Staten—The Earl’s three Counsellors—Leicester’s Finance—Chamber—Discontent of the Mercantile Classes—Paul Buys and the Opposition—Been Insight of Paul Buys—Truchsess becomes a Spy upon him— Intrigues of Buys with Denmark—His Imprisonment—The Earl’s Unpopularity—His Quarrels with the States—And with the Norrises—His Counsellors Wilkes and Clerke—Letter from the Queen to Leicester—A Supper Party at Hohenlo’s—A drunken Quarrel—Hohenlo’s Assault upon Edward Norris—Ill Effects of the Riot.
The garrison, between five and six hundred in number, though surprised, resisted gallantly, and were all put to the sword. Of the invaders, not a single man lost his life. Sidney most generously rewarded from his own purse the adventurous soldiers who had swum the moat; and it was to his care and intelligence that the success of Prince Maurice’s scheme was generally attributed. The achievement was hailed with great satisfaction, and it somewhat raised the drooping spirits of the patriots after their severe losses at Grave and Venlo.
History of the United Netherlands: 1586-89 by John Lothrop Motley