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Peter I, Emperor of Russia (1672-1725) Copy of the Emperor of Muscovy's speech to King William

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.04841 Author/Creator: Peter I, Emperor of Russia (1672-1725) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Manuscript Date: 1697/10/14 Pagination: 1p. + docket 30.9 x 19.9

Summary of Content: The Emperor of Muscovy (Moscow) declares his support for England in a conflict with France, and states that if the war continues, he will put himself at England's service.

People: William III, King of Great Britain, 1650-1702
Emperor of Muscovy, fl. 1697

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyMilitary HistoryFrance

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