A Full and true relation of the great and wonderful revolution that hapned lately in the kingdom of Siam in the East-Indies:
11 January 2014
London : Printed for Randal Taylor
giving a particular account of the seizing and death of the late king, and of the setting up of a new one : as also of the putting to death of the king's only daughter, his adopted son who was a Christian, his two brothers, and of Monsieur Constance, his great minister of state, and favourer of the French : and of the expulsion of all the Jesuits, missionary priests, officers and soldiers of the French nation out of that kingdom, that endeavoured to bring it under the French domination : being the substance of several letters writ in Octob. 1688, and Feb. 1689 from Siam, and the coast of Cormandel
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