Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1400
TitleCopy of a speech made by Peter I, Tsar of Russia at Utrecht, to William III, King of England and Scotland and Ireland; n.d. [c.1689=1702]
Date1689-1702 (c)
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSays that he did not leave his throne in a 'distant country' to see the 'celebrated cities of the German Empire, or the most potent Republick of the universe', but to see the 'most Brave and most Generous Heroe of the Age'; speaks of the positive effect which William's 'martial Genious' has had on him; thinks more of this meeting than 'the taking of Azoph'; hopes that the peace will succeed and that he will not have the opportunity to fight with England against France; pledges military support should the war continue; promises to grant free trade to English merchants in Russian ports.

This document is undated; the date provided is based on the reign of William III.
Termdiplomacy, with Russia
trade, free, with Russia

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6169Peter I (1672-1725); Emperor of Russia; ( succeeded 1682)1672-1725
NA1083William III (1650-1702); King of England Scotland and Ireland1650-1702
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