Excerpt from Swiss Heroes: An Historical Romance of the Time of Charles the Bold
Sovereignty. With this end in View he entered into negotiations with Emperor Frederick, offering to marry his daughter to the Emperor's son, in case he himself were elected king of the Romans. Th... e Emperor proposed, however, to make him king of Burgundy at Treves, but the scheme was thwarted by the Electors, who persuaded the former to leave the city secretly. Four years previously Sigismund, Duke of Austria, had sold Alsace to Charles, and the latter appointed Peter von Hagen bach its governor. His career of cruel oppression and the vengeance which the people wreaked upon him are vividly described in this little romance. Charles was so enraged that he gave up the country to waste and slaughter. But meanwhile powerful allies were united against him. Louis of France had secured the alliance of the Swiss; and Sigis.
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