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[Illustration: Charles the Fifth.]

BARTHOLOMEW SASTROW

BEING THE MEMOIRS OF A GERMAN BURGOMASTER

Translated by Albert D. Vandam. Introduction by Herbert A. L. Fisher, M.A.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS .

LONDON ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE & CO LTD 1905

Contents

PART I

Introduction

CHAPTER I

Abominable Murder of My Grandfather My Parents and their Family Fatal Misadventure of my Father Troubles at Stralsund Appeal of the Evangelical Preachers

CHAPTER II

My Student's Days at Greifswald Victor Bole and his tragical End A Servant possessed by the Devil My Brother Johannes' Preceptors and Mine My Father's never ending Law Suits

CHAPTER III

Showing the Ingratitude, Foolishness and Wickedness of the People, and how, when once infected with a bad Spirit, it returns with Difficulty to Common Sense Smiterlow, Lorbeer, and the Duke of Mecklenberg Fall of the Seditious Regime of the Forty eight

CHAPTER IV

Dr. Martin Luther writes to my Father My Studies at Rostock and at Greifswald Something about my hard Life at Spires I am admitted as a Public Notary Dr. Hose

CHAPTER V

Stay at Pforzheim Margrave Ernest My extreme Penury at Worms, followed by Great Plenty at a Receiver's of the Order of St. John's I do not lengthen this Summary, seeing that but for my Respect for the Truth, I would willingly pass over many Episodes in Silence

CHAPTER VI

Travels in Italy What happened to me in Rome I take Steps to recover my Brother's Property I become aware of some strange Particulars I suddenly leave Rome

CHAPTER VII

From Rome to Stralsund, by Viterbo, Florence, Mantua, Trent, Innspruck, Ratisbon and Nuremberg Various Adventures

PART II

CHAPTER I

I am appointed Pomeranian Secretary Something about my diurnal and nocturnal Journeys with the Chancellor Missions in the Camps Dangers in the Wake of the Army

CHAPTER II

A Twelve Months' Stay at Augsburg during the Diet Something about the Emperor and Princes Sebastian Vogelsberg Concerning the Interim Journey to Cologne

CHAPTER III

How I held for two Years the Office of Solicitator at the Imperial Chamber at Spires Visit to Herr Sebastian M√ľnster Journey to Flanders Character of King Philip I leave the Prince's Service

PART III

CHAPTER I

Arrival at Greifswald Betrothal and Marriage An Old Custom I am in Peril Martin Weyer, Bishop

CHAPTER II

Severe Difficulties after my Marriage My Labours and Success as a Law writer and Notary, and subsequently as a Procurator An Account of some of the Cases in which I was engaged

CHAPTER III

The Greifswald Council appoints me the City's Secretary Delicate Mission to Stralsund Burgomaster Christopher Lorbeer and his Sons Journey to Bergen I settle at Stralsund

Illustrations

Charles the Fifth frontispiece

Martin Luther

Stettin, Wittenberg, Spires

The Diet of Augsburg

An Execution at the time of the Reformation

Ferdinand the First

Melanchthon

View of Stralsund

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If we wish to understand the pedestrian side of German life in the sixteenth century, I know of no better document than the autobiography of Bartholomew Sastrow... Continue reading book >>




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