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The Relics of General Chasse

By Trollope, Anthony

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Title: The Relics of General Chasse  
Author: Trollope, Anthony
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Language: English
Subject: Literature & thought, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
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That Belgium is now one of the European kingdoms, living by its own laws, resting on its own bottom, with a king and court, palaces and parliament of its own, is known to all the world. And a very nice little kingdom it is; full of old towns, fine Flemish pictures, and interesting Gothic churches. But in the memory of very many of us who do not think ourselves old men, Belgium, as it is now called?in those days it used to be Flanders and Brabant?was a part of Holland; and it obtained its own independence by a revolution. In that revolution the most important military step was the siege of Antwerp, which was defended on the part of the Dutch by General Chasse, with the utmost gallantry, but nevertheless ineffectually.

 

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