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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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume 1 Edward Gibbon ed: J.B. Bury The first volume in this printing by AMS press, based on a 1909 edition from Methuen. In this volume are the preface ... 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