History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire, Volume 6
They chose four ambassadors, Matthew of Montmorency, our historian the marshal of Champagne, and two Venetians, to congratulate the emperor. The gates were thrown open on their approach, the streets on both sides were lined with the battle axes of the Danish and English guard: the presence-chamber glittered with gold and jewels, the false substitute of virtue and power: by the side of the blind Isaac his wife was seated, the sister of the king of Hungary.
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Volume 1: Traces the history of the Roman Empire from the reign of Caesar Augustus to Constantine . Fairly easy to read, language a.little difficult having been written in the eighteenth century. The ... Read full review
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The best history book I have ever read. I was amazed by how much I knew about Rome was based on what Gibbon wrote over two hundred years ago. On top of that the writing is wonderful. Not a page goes ... Read full review