Thursday, 25 October 2012
"Almanza", an Antwerp Jew, gets blamed when his nephew runs off with the cash, 1698
The Present State of Europe, Or, The Historical and Political Mercury, Volume 9. May 1698. Page 211
The Elector of Bavaria was Maximilian II Emanuel (pictured), who was Governor of the Spanish Netherlands at the time. He ambition for his Wittelsbach dynasty to replace the Hapsburgs as Holy Roman Emperors led to his supporting the French during the War of Spanish Succession. He had a bad war, but recovered his throne in 1713.
Posted by David at 17:48