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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- it Alml of the driviizg out of tlie French. 11”
i .be.en;fcl,OI1,e(in‘ -the two Cities of Siam, and Ldzwa, which
vyasdike to have loPcI,them.all.
, ,O;mz Pi-tmclmrd having now taken hismeafures, and de-
termined to deli-roy, thefremfz one way or other, and fince
he would not venture upon the doing of it -by open force,
was reI,o1ve'dto try what Cunning and Surprize could do.
Wherefore he lent one Manpai, who had" been the year be-
fore in Frame, in Qlality of firii Ambalfador, and fince
his return was honour’d with the title of Bzzrm[027,0l' Chief‘
Chief Minilter of State, to Bmcock, toperfwade. Monlieur
dc: Fzzrge: General of the French to come to him, and to tell
‘ him that itwas the King’s exprefs pleafure that he fhould
immediately come and confer with him about fome Affairs
of the",laPt importance, and make what haf’c‘e he poliibly
could t0 beat L01z"U0. '
The General, that was altbgetherignorant of what had
beenydone in all this great and Iudden Revolution, and fuF
peeling no fraud,..- believed very-. readily what the Barm-
lqr; had told him, and that the King had feat for him, as.
on other occafions he had often done before‘; Rat out
from Baizcaclzathe 7th of ‘fame, and went by Water ; but-‘
hehad...hard,ly gone, t-woLeagues from the place, when he
perceived that fome extraordinary . bulinefs 'was;in agitati.
on, and apprehended there might be fome delign of putting:
fome indignity upon him :, Forihe could not imagine ‘why
"he was furrounded with fuch a great number of Barges and=
Galleys, ‘Arm’d with Stones and Field-‘Pieces, that perpe-
tually: acc;ompani’d him till hecame‘ to Siam ; where he nor
fooner-:arriv’d,. but ‘he was immediately taken out, and put;
int0 21- Palanquin or clofe Litter, and carried to Louw, b?’
ing,Guarded.by, feveral-Irogps of Armed -Men 5. all $11? at
. 15.‘, 1 2.‘ ‘