The History of the Civil Wars of France

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T.N., 1678 - France - 734 pages
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Page 234 - Corbinelli, both Florentines, men exceedingly learned in the Greek and Latine Studies, making them read unto him...
Page 259 - We have all solemnly sworn and promised to use force and to take up arms to the end that the Holy Church of God may be restored to its dignity and to the True and Holy Catholic religion...
Page 103 - printed a book in which he maintained, That the people of France were no longer obliged to be obedient to the King, because he was turned Idolator; and for this reason affirmed, that it was lawful to kill him
Page 15 - set a greate shew of honesty upon the cause, lay upon others the burden of so bold an attempt, and make it believed for the future by all the world, that the Civil War was set on foot, and stirred up, not by the interest of the Princes, and their pretensions to the Government, but by the discords and controversies in matters of religion
Page 304 - ... subsequently, absurd and contradictory, as coming from a prince who, by means of the queen mother, was, or had been only a few days before, treating with these same ' ' heretics " that were to be exterminated ; but the Italian historian will have it that the declaration was opportune, since thereby "he at once beat down all the complaints and calumnies of the heads of the League, and appeased in great part, at least for a time, the minds of knights of the order alone did the king give pious assurances.
Page 301 - Queen-Mother into very great fufpicion, there not wanting thofe who doubted, and who fpread abroad a report , that (he was come with an intention to take her, and carry her away by force to Rachel. But after it was known that the King of Navarre was come in that manner for his own...
Page 221 - Brovage into his hand , a Fort of great importance , as well for that it lies upon the Coaft of the...
Page 180 - ... to the place of execution, left him hanging by one of his feet upon the gallows; and a few days after...
Page 388 - Whereas, on the contrary, the revolution of the wars and factions did not only foment the stubbornness of the Huguenots (who were so much the more hardened to resist by how much they thought they were wrongfully persecuted), but also in the end made way for the King of Navarre's reconciliation with the king and with the French nobility, furnished him with arms and power, and, at last, contrary to his own expectation and the natural course of things, opened him a passage to attain unto the crown.
Page 440 - Ш11 at the head of the main Battalion, joining his hands, and lifting up his eyes to Heaven, he...

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