The history of modern Europe: from the fall of Constantinople, in 1453, to the war in the Crimea, in 1857, Volume 1

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J. Murray, 1861 - History
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Page 336 - 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 431 - 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 399 - Luther, and the deep impression his doctrines had made was unmistakably manifested. Unseemly placards were posted in the streets, such as, " Woe to the land whose King is a child ! " while the threats of Hutten, Sickingen, and other friends of Luther, alarmed the opponents of the Reformation. " The Germans are everywhere so addicted to Luther...
Page 314 - While the Portuguese were making this progress in eastern navigation, the Spaniards had made still more brilliant and striking discoveries in a new hemisphere, though probably not more important in a commercial point of view. The existence of a fourth continent and of a race of antipodes had been at least suspected by the ancients centuries before the beginning of our aera.
Page 382 - Martin Luther, the son of a poor miner, was born at Eisleben in Upper Saxony, November 10th, 1483. In his fourteenth year his parents put him to school at Magdeburg ; and so extreme was his poverty, that while imbibing the rudiments of that learning which enabled him to shake the Papal throne and deprive it of half its subjects, he was obliged to eke out a scanty subsistence by singing and begging from door to door. He subsequently attended another school at Eisenach, and in 1501 entered the University...
Page 97 - Isonzo, they threatened even Venice herself, and the sea-queen might have beheld from her towers the columns of fire that rose in the plains between the Tagliamento and the Piave. After the enemy had retired, the Venetians attempted to secure themselves from a repetition of this insult, by throwing up a lofty rampart on the banks of the Lower Isonzo, from Gortz to the marshes of Aquileia, protected at each end by a fortified camp. But scarcely was it completed, when a fresh swarm of...
Page 84 - 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 434 - Senyor, it is showed us that you be or shall be married. Is it truth ? ' The Duke said it was not true. The King said that he knew that it was so ; moreover saying that he would remember it, and that he knew his traffic with the Emperor ; eftsoons repeating, that he would remember it. The Duke answered and said, ' Sir, then you menace and threaten me ; I have deserved no such cause ;
Page 323 - Alphonso Albuquerque was, however, the chief founder of the Portuguese power in India. He established a settlement at Goa, in the middle of the Malabar coast, one of the most advantageous posts in India (1508); and subsequently, by his conquest of the island of Ormus, at the entrance of the Persian Gulf, obtained a station which commanded the trade between Persia and the Indies. The Portuguese went on extending their settlements at...
Page 73 - King, and was moreover still traditionally regarded aa appertaining to the Empire. The history of the next few reigns is the history of the consolidation of the French monarchy by the reduction of its great and almost independent vassals : an undertaking which, though not finally completed till the time of Cardinal Richelieu, had already made progress enough in the reign of Charles VIII. to allow France to play a great part in the affairs of Europe. At the same period England had also emerged from...

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