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THE FIFTEEN DECISIVE BATTLES OF THE WORLD

FROM MARATHON TO WATERLOO

by Sir Edward Creasy, M.A.
(Late Chief Justice of Ceylon)
Author of 'The Rise and Progress of the English Constitution'




Dedicated to ROBERT GORDON LATHAM, M.D., F.R.S. Late Fellow of King's College Cambridge; Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London.
Member of the Ethnological Society, New York; Late Professor of the English Language and Literature, in University College, London.

By his Friend THE AUTHOR.




Notes:

Capital letters have been used to replace text in italics in the printed text. Accents have been omitted.

Footnotes have been inserted into the text enclosed in square '[]' brackets, near the point where they were indicated by a suffix in the text.

Greek words in the text have been crudely translated into Western European capital letters. Sincere apologies to Greek scholars! Longer passages in Greek have been omitted and where possible replaced with a reference to the original from which they were taken.


Table of Contents

THE FIFTEEN DECISIVE BATTLES OF THE WORLD
  PREFACE.
  CHAPTER I.
  THE BATTLE OF MARATHON.
  EXPLANATORY REMARKS ON SOME OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE BATTLE OF
  SYNOPSIS OF EVENTS BETWEEN THE BATTLE OF MARATHON, B.C. 490, AND
  CHAPTER II.
  DEFEAT OF THE ATHENIANS AT SYRACUSE, B.C.413.
  SYNOPSIS OF THE EVENTS BETWEEN THE DEFEAT OF THE ATHENIANS AT
  CHAPTER III.
  THE BATTLE OF ARBELA, B.C. 331.
  SYNOPSIS OF EVENTS BETWEEN THE BATTLE OF ARBELA AND THE BATTLE OF
  CHAPTER IV.
  THE BATTLE OF THE METAURUS, B.C. 207.
  SYNOPSIS OF EVENTS BETWEEN THE BATTLE OF THE METAURUS, B.C. 207,
  CHAPTER V.
  VICTORY OF ARMINIUS OVER THE ROMAN LEGIONS UNDER VARUS, A.D. 9.
  ARMINIUS.
  SONG OF TRIUMPH AFTER THE VICTORY OF HERRMAN, THE DELIVERER OF
  FROM KLOPSTOCK'S "HERRMAN UND DIE FURSTEN."
  A CHORUS.
  TWO CHORUSES.
  TWO BARDS.
  SYNOPSIS OF EVENTS BETWEEN ARMINIUS'S VICTORY OVER VARUS, AND THE
  CHAPTER VI
  THE BATTLE OF CHALONS, A.D. 451.
  SYNOPSIS OF EVENTS BETWEEN THE BATTLE OF CHALONS, A.D. 451, AND
  CHAPTER VII.
  THE BATTLE OF TOURS, A.D. 732,
  SYNOPSIS OF EVENTS BETWEEN THE BATTLE OF TOURS, A.D. 732, AND THE
  CHAPTER VIII.
  THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS, 1066.
  SYNOPSIS OF EVENTS BETWEEN THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS, A.D. 1066, AND
  CHAPTER IX.
  JOAN OF ARC'S VICTORY OVER THE ENGLISH AT ORLEANS, A.D. 1429.
  "AND ALLE THING THERE PROSPERED FOR YOU TIL THE TYME OF THE SIEGE
  "AT THE WHICHE TYME, AFTER THE ADVENTURE FALLEN TO THE PERSONE OF
  "THE WHICHE STROOKE AND DISCOMFITURE NOT OONLY LESSED IN GRETE
  SYNOPSIS OF EVENTS BETWEEN JOAN OF ARC'S VICTORY AT ORLEANS, A.D.
  CHAPTER X.
  THE DEFEAT OF THE SPANISH ARMADA, A.D. 1588.
  SYNOPSIS OF EVENTS BETWEEN THE DEFEAT OF THE SPANISH ARMADA, A.D.
  CHAPTER XI.
  THE BATTLE OF BLENHEIM, 1704.
  SYNOPSIS OF EVENTS BETWEEN THE BATTLE OF BLENHEIM, 1704, AND THE
  CHAPTER XII.
  THE BATTLE OF PULTOWA, 1709.
  SYNOPSIS OF EVENTS FROM THE BATTLE OF PULTOWA, 1709, AND THE
  CHAPTER XIII.
  VICTORY OF THE AMERICANS OVER BURGOYNE AT SARATOGA, A.D. 1777.
  "REMARKS ON THE CONDUCT OF THE WAR FROM CANADA.
  SYNOPSIS OF EVENTS BETWEEN THE DEFEAT OF BURGOYNE AT SARATOGA,
  CHAPTER XIV.
  THE BATTLE OF VALMY.
  SYNOPSIS OP EVENTS BETWEEN THE BATTLE OF VALMY, 1792, AND THE
  CHAPTER XV.
  THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO, 1815.
  "THE MARSHAL DUKE OF DALMATIA. MAJOR GENERAL."


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