Elements of General History: Ancient and Modern, Volume 4

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A. Constable, 1823 - World history
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Page 32 - Germany, that the right of choosing the Emperors was vested in the Archbishops of Mentz, Cologne, and Treves, the King of Bohemia, the Duke of Saxony, the Marquis of Brandenburg, and the Count Palatine of the Rhine, by an edict of Otho III.
Page 166 - Greenland, went over there on the same errand, but we know not with what success. Since that time Vinland seems, by degrees, to have been forgotten in the north, and that part of Greenland which had embraced Christianity being lost, Iceland also fallen from its former state, and the northern nations being wasted by a pestilence and weakened by internal feuds, all remembrance of the discovery was at length utterly obliterated ; and the Norwegian Vinlanders themselves, having no further connexion with...
Page 236 - Countries, were at times the seat of the long contest which ensued ; but chiefly Italy. The duchy of Milan had been conquered by Francis in 1515. It was again wrested from the French by the Emperor in 1522. In 1523, a strong confederacy was formed against France, by the Pope, the Emperor, the King of England, the Archduke Ferdinand, to whom his brother Charles had ceded the German dominions of the House of Austria ; the states of Milan, Venice, and Genoa ; all united against a single power. And in...
Page 297 - ... violence to his person. Charles answered by absolving them from their pledges. The Protestants of course charged him as arrogating the same spiritual authority with the popes. And Maurice, offended at the slight put upon him, directed his artful policy to the humiliation of Charles. He had compelled his subjects to conform to the Interim by the help of the timid Melancthon, who was no longer supported by the firmness of Luther. On the other hand, he had silenced the clamours of the more sturdy...
Page 274 - If, for increase of amity between the courts, the Emperor would give the Princess of Spain to the Duke of Orleans, with the Low Countries, or the second daughter of Ferdinand with the Duchy of Milan (he might choose his alternative), the French king would restore to the Emperor and the Duke of Savoy the territory and towns that he held of theirs on either side of the Alps. To England he would pay the arrears of the pensions. The Emperor should decide whether he...
Page 403 - to pour out my blood for God, my kingdom, and my people. I will fight at your head ; and although I have but the arm of a woman, I have the soul of a king, and what is more, of a king of England.
Page 170 - Like a good citizen, he first proposed the attempt to his countrymen, as a means of depriving the Venetians, their rivals, of the rich commerce which they carried on with the Indies by the way of Egypt and the Red Sea.
Page 257 - ... torch in his hand ; he afterwards pronounced a vehement speech before the bishop of Paris, in which he said, " that if one of his limbs was infected with heresy, he would cut it off, and would sacrifice his own son if he found him guilty of that crime.
Page 122 - island of the nobles,' or the 'royal island') amid the marshes of Somersetshire, to which he summoned his faithful followers. From this fortress he made frequent successful sallies against the enemy, and after a comparatively short time, he found himself at the head of a considerable army, with which he totally routed them (878) near Edington, in Wiltshire.
Page 207 - What this prince also said in vindication of his economy, will always be praised. " I had rather see my courtiers laugh at my avarice, than my people weep on account of my expenses.

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