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(3) Charles XII was according to Voltaire not a great man, but "the most extraordinary man, perhaps, that ever appeared in the world": the young king Charles XII read the histories of Ceasar and Alexander the Great, and when a great European alliance was formed to annihilate the Swedish empire which the young king had inherited, he set out from /5(3). Charles XII, (born J , Stockholm—died Nov. 30, , Fredrikshald, Nor.), king of Sweden (–), an absolute monarch who defended his country for 18 years during the Great Northern War and promoted significant domestic reforms. He launched a disastrous invasion of Russia (–09), resulting in the complete collapse of the Swedish armies and the loss of Sweden’s status. Charles XII, the dynamic young king who led Sweden into the Eighteenth Century, is not nearly as well known today as his contemporary Peter the Great, Czar of Russia. In his own short lifetime, however, Charles also was a shaper of : Historynet Staff. Battle Royal: Charles XII of Sweden Patrick Boniface on the deaths in combat of regal warriors. On 17 June , the Swedish Prince Charles, also known as Carl, became King of Sweden at the age of 15 following the death of his father, Charles XI.
King Charles XII of Sweden is a fascinating and enigmatic figures of early 18th-century European history. The war he fought, but eventually lost after a string of brilliant initial victories, was a significant turning point in European history. Get this from a library! The military history of Charles XII. King of Sweden, written by the express order of His Majesty,. [Gustavus Adlerfeld]. The Military History of Charles XII, King of Sweden, Volume 2 Gustavus Adlerfeld, Carl Maximilian Emanuel Adlerfelt, Henry Fielding J. and P. Knapton, - Pultowa, Battle of, Professor Ragnhild Hatton writes an fine biography of King Charles XII of Sweden (). Hatton focuses on the political, diplomatic, and military life of the Swedish monarch in this massive study. She stresses the Great Northern War, relating Charles XII's military campaigns in Denmark, Russia, Poland-Lithuania, Saxony, and Norway/5.
The Military History of Charles XII. King of Sweden by Gustavus Adlerfeld, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. And a sample taken from the bloodstained gloves that Charles XII wore on his last night revealed an identical sequence; the king, it seems, belonged to Author: Mike Dash. Frans Gunnar Bengtsson, The life of Charles XII, King of Sweden, , London, Macmillan, Ragnhild M. Hatton, Charles XII of Sweden, London, Weidenfeld and Nicholson, Silviu Miloiu, Oana Laculiceanu, Elena Dragomir, O conceptie Româneasca a Nordului [A Author: Christopher Wunder. About this Book Catalog Record Details. The military history of Charles XII, King of Sweden v Adlerfeld, Gustavus, View full catalog record.