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  • Machiavelli had but a poor opinion of the French infantry, and until the battle of Rocroi it must be confessed that it was very bad.

    A Philosophical Dictionary 2007

  • As one passes Rocroi, Belgium and France blend themselves into an indistinguishable unit so far as characteristics go.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • That the King's death made no alteration in affairs was owing to the bravery of the Prince de Conde and the famous battle of Rocroi, in 1643, which contributed both to the peace and glory of the kingdom, and covered the cradle of the present King with laurels.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete Various

  • Rocroi is a pompous little fortified place reached only by one road and a narrow-gauge railway -- literally two streaks of iron rust -- which penetrate up to the very doors of a pretentious Hôtel de Ville with a

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • The perfect union of the royal family settled the peace within doors; and the battle of Rocroi was such a blow to the Spanish infantry that they could not recover in an age.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete Various

  • Fifty-three kilometres from Rethel is Rocroi, a name which means little to most strangers in France.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • The Spanish army of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, down to the date of the Battle of Rocroi, stood very high.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 78, April, 1864 Various

  • The French frontier was gained, through Namur, at Rocroi, and Paris reached, via Meaux, thirty-nine days after the capital had previously been quitted.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • Condé's victory at Rocroi was a most brilliant deed, he being then but twenty-two; but it does not so strikingly illustrate his genius as do those operations by which, at fifty-four, he baffled

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 78, April, 1864 Various

  • The former's victory of Rocroi (1643) dated the commencement of the supremacy of France in war, a supremacy which was retained for a century.

    A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. Carlton J. H. Hayes 1923


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