Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1373
TitleLetter from William Strahan, Vienna, Austria, to [Robert Harley, later 1st Earl of Oxford]; 24 Sep. 1707
Date24 September 1707
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionExplains that he writes little because Sir Philip Medows never fails to provide all necessary details; says that he is ready to serve in Vienna at any time; discusses in detail the changes in the ministry; comments on the argument over whether Cardinal Grimani should be made Viceroy of Naples; discusses the conduct of the Hungarians; does not understand that they 'will not hear of Peace, and yet they are afraid to make war'; says that they harass the Imperial troops, but are unlikely to obtain their aims by this fashion; mentions the rumour that Count Gallas is to be made President of the Chamber.
Termdiplomacy, with Holy Roman Empire
foreigners, attitudes towards Hungarians
wars, Hungarians v Holy Roman Empire 1707
governments, Holy Roman Empire, ministry

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA30056Meadows; Philip (-1757); Sir; 'the younger'; knighted 1700; envoy extraordinary to Vienna-1757
NA30057Grimani; - (fl 1707); Cardinal; sought appointment as Viceroy of Naplesfl 1707
NA29476Gallas; Johann W. (1669-1719); Count von Gallas; ambassador of Holy Roman Empire to England?1669-1719
NA30058Strahan; William (fl 1707); secretary to Sir Philip Meadows at Viennafl 1707
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
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