Charles XII, King of Sweden

Standard Name: Charles XII,, King of Sweden


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Literary Setting Eliza Haywood
EH 's preface to this epistolary novel presents herself as the (plural) Editors of actual letters. Her hero's name (Colonel Horatio M——s or Manners) and descent (from the late Duke of R—l—d) tie him and...
politics Mary Caesar
The government discovered a plot by Count Gyllenborg (Swedish ambassador to Britain) and others for Charles XII of Sweden to invade to restore James Edward Stuart to the throne.
Sedgwick, Romney, editor. The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1715-1754.
Under Charles Caesar (1673-1741)
Textual Features Anne Finch
In this poem, AF thanks Lord Carteret for sending her a miniature of Charles XII of Sweden .
Finch, Anne. “Introduction / Editors’ Note”. The Anne Finch Wellesley Manuscript Poems: A Critical Edition, edited by Barbara McGovern and Charles H. Hinnant, University of Georgia Press, 1998, p. xv - l.
Textual Production Sarah Austin
SA 's next known literary translation was Voltaire 's History of Charles XII, of which her version appeared in 1827. Of this she said I got neither money nor renown for it ....
Textual Production Susanna Centlivre
SC published An Epistle to the King of Sweden , from a Lady of Great-Britain, addressing the bellicose monarch who was now plotting invasion of England.
Bowyer, John Wilson. The Celebrated Mrs Centlivre. Duke University Press, 1952.
Foxon, David F. English Verse 1701-1750. Cambridge University Press, 1975.
Monthly Catalogue, 1714 - 1717. Bernard Lintot.
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Textual Production Mary Davys
MD may have written An Answer from the King of Sweden to the British Lady's Epistle, in response to a poem by Susanna Centlivre .
Bowden, Martha F., and Mary Davys. “Introduction”. The Reform’d Coquet; or, Memoirs of Amoranda; Familiar Letters Betwixt a Gentleman and a Lady; and, The Accomplish’d Rake; or, Modern Fine Gentleman, University Press of Kentucky, 1999, p. ix - xlix.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Anne Grant
As the title implies, this was written on the model of Anna Letitia Barbauld 's Eighteen Hundred and Eleven, though it also rebukes what AG would have seen as Barbauld's defeatism and failure of...


22 June 1941
Hitler 's invasion of the Soviet Union (named Operation Barbarossa, and in contravention of the German-Soviet non-aggression pact of 23 August 1939) began with a surprise attack at dawn which destroyed a thousand Soviet planes...