Four Years At The Court Of Henry Viii (volume 1)

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bySebastiano Giustiniani

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Excerpt: ... DESPATCHES OF SEBASTIAN GIUSTINIAN. PRELIMINARY ACCOUNT OF THE GIUSTINIAN FAMILY, AND OF THE EARLY CAREER OF THE WRITER OF THESE DESPATCHES. On the fall of the Heraclian Dynasty (A.D. 711), in the person of the Emperor Justinian II., the survivors of his family emigrated first to Istria, where they founded the city of Justinopoli, now called Capo d'Istria, and in the course of half a century, we find some of their descendants established in Venice; for amongst the tribunes in the year 756, was a Giustinian, whose daughter subsequently married Doge Angelo Badoer. In the 12th century, three members of the Giustinian family were Procurators of St. Mark, a dignity inferior only to that of the Doge, who was almost invariably chosen from their body. After the lapse of four centuries and a half the Giustiniani seem not to have lost the recollection of their wrongs and of their former greatness, and accordingly, in the year 1170, when in consequence of the seizure by the Emperor Manuel Comnenus of all the Venetian traders in his dominions, the Republic declared war against the Greeks, they eagerly availed themselves of so fair an opportunity for C .VOL. I. B avenging the murder of their ancestor, and after the example of the Roman Fabii, volunteered the services of their whole race in the cause of their adopted country, and in her defence they embarked not less than one hundred combatants, all bearing the name of Giustinian, and including even an aged Procurator of St. Mark's. Doge Vitale Michiel and the Giustiniani steered their gallant fleet first to Dalmatia, for the punishment of certain rebels there, and then made for Negropont, the Governor of which island apologised for his master the Emperor most abjectly, and prevailed upon the Doge to avert the calamities of war by sending an emba...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Excerpt: ... DESPATCHES OF SEBASTIAN GIUSTINIAN. PRELIMINARY ACCOUNT OF THE GIUSTINIAN FAMILY, AND OF THE EARLY CAREER OF THE WRITER OF THESE DESPATCHES. On the fall o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217215106

ISBN - 13:9780217215107

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