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G. Bell and sons, 1901 - Europe

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Page 394 - Brescia, who lived at the end of the fifteenth and beginning of the sixteenth century, and died 1510, at Bergamo, at a very advanced age.
Page 387 - Roman pontiff. Thus it was not until the time of Paul III (1534-1549) that any effective steps were taken. This pope announced a council that would meet at Mantua on May 23, 1537, but the political and religious strife prevented the gathering from taking place; an attempt to convoke a council at Vicenza...
Page 451 - Alva had not waited for these orders, but had busily employed himself in mustering his resources and in collecting troops from the Abruzzi and other parts of his territory. As hostilities were inevitable, he determined to strike the first blow, and carry the war into the enemy's country before he had time to cross the Neapolitan frontier. Like his master, however, the duke was willing to release himself, as far as possible, from personal responsibility before taking up arms against the head of the...
Page 359 - ... Maximilian Sforza took refuge in the castle, and twenty days afterwards, on the 4th of October, surrendered, consenting to retire to France with a pension of thirty thousand crowns, and the promise of being recommended for a cardinal's hat, and almost consoled for his downfall " by the pleasure of being delivered from the insolence of the Swiss, the exactions of the emperor Maximilian, and the rascalities of the Spaniards.
Page 320 - The nave may be assigned to the end of the twelfth or beginning of the thirteenth century. The two arcades are not quite alike, but are probably of the same, or nearly the same, date.
Page 87 - In such a state of things, it was not to be expected that my countrymen would long be permitted to hold the riches they abused, and wanted firmness to defend.
Page 374 - Selim upon his conquest of Egypt — a country so important to their trade with the Indies — endeavoured to obtain from its new ruler the confirmation of their ancient privileges, and transferred to him the tribute of 8,000 ducats, which they had before paid to the Sultan of Egypt for the possession of Cyprus. On these terms the peace was confirmed (September J7th, 1518), and was not disturbed during Selim's lifetime.
Page 32 - ... that part of the canton of Bern which is now called the Argau ; they were masters of the Thurgau ; they held the sovereignty of Zug and Lucern, including the Entlibuch, and the towns of Sempach and Reichensee ; and, as advocates of the abbeys of Einsidlin and Seckingen, their authority was paramount in the district to the south of the lake of Zurich, and over the town and canton of Glarus. By the death of Otho, and of his two sons, who deceased in 1344, the whole possessions and power of the...

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