HILAIRE BELLOC RICHELIEU PDF

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Hilaire Belloc, - Hilaire Belloc was born in France in , educated at Oxford, and naturalized as a British subject in Although he began as a writer of humorous verse for children, his works include satire, poetry, history, biography, fiction, and many volumes of essays.

With his close friend and fellow Catholic, G. Chesterton, Belloc founded the New Witness, a weekly newspaper opposing capitalism and free thought and supporting a philosophy known as distributism.

The pair was so close in thought and association that George Bernard Shaw nicknamed them Chesterbelloc. During his life, Belloc published over books. Today, however, he is best remembered for only a few works, most notably his light verse, such as Cautionary Tales and A Bad Child's Book of Beasts Belloc died in from burns caused when his dressing gown caught fire from the hearth. Richelieu : A Study. Hilaire Belloc. Originally subtitled "A Study," Belloc's Richelieu is a compelling sketch of the Cardinal's character - specifically of his Will - seen through his background, the figures surrounding him, and his line of action.

It is also, above all, a compact chronicle of the making of modern Europe, and the tragedy of its rupture into Catholic and Protestant camps.

In attempting to achieve for France the leadership of Europe, Richelieu, Belloc says, "loosed forces stronger than he could deal with," with the consequent weakening, if not destruction, of Catholicism: " Book jacket. Richelieu and Bismarck. Richelieu the Founder of Modern Europe.

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Hilaire Belloc, - Hilaire Belloc was born in France in , educated at Oxford, and naturalized as a British subject in Although he began as a writer of humorous verse for children, his works include satire, poetry, history, biography, fiction, and many volumes of essays. With his close friend and fellow Catholic, G. Chesterton, Belloc founded the New Witness, a weekly newspaper opposing capitalism and free thought and supporting a philosophy known as distributism.

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Richelieu by Hilaire Belloc

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