Crusaders of New France: A Chronicle of the Fleur-De-Lis in the Wilderness

Crusaders of New France: A Chronicle of the Fleur-De-Lis in the Wilderness

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Crusaders of New France: A Chronicle of the Fleur-De-Lis in the Wilderness

Crusaders of New France: A Chronicle of the Fleur-De-Lis in the Wilderness

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FRANCE, when she undertook the creation of a Bourbon empire beyond the seas, was the first nation of Europe. Her population was larger than that of Spain, and three times that of England. Her army in the days of Louis Quatorze, numbering nearly a half-million in all ranks, was larger than that of Rome at the height of the imperial power. No nation since the fall of Roman supremacy had possessed such resources for conquering and colonizing new lands. By the middle of the seventeenth century Spain had ceased to be a dangerous rival; Germany and Italy were at the time little more than geographical expressions, while England was in the throes of the Puritan Revolution.

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