History Of The Reign Of Charles The Fifth Volume 1; With An Account Of The Emperor's Life After His Abdication by William Robertson

History Of The Reign Of Charles The Fifth Volume 1; With An Account Of The Emperor's Life After His…

byWilliam Robertson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 Excerpt: ... brought his armies into the field while they were only devising ways and means for raising theirs. Sensible of this advantage, Francis hoped to disconcert all the emperor's schemes, by marching in person into the Milanese; and this bold measure, the more formidable because unexpected, could scarcely have failed of producing that effect. But when the vanguard of his army had already reached Lyons, and he himself was hastening after it with a second division of his troops, the discovery of a domestic conspiracy, which threatened the ruin of the kingdom, obliged him to stop short, and to alter his measures. The author of this dangerous plot was Charles, duke of Bourbon, lord high constable, whose noble birth, vast fortune, and high office, raised him to be the most powerful subject in France, as his great talents, equally suited to the field or the council, and his signal services to the crown, rendered him the Guic. lib. xv. 241, 246. I BOOK III. THE CONSTABLE BOUBBON. 305 most illustrious and deserving. The near resemblance between the king and him in many of their qualities, both being fond of war, and ambitious to excel in manly exercises, as well as their equality in age, and their proximity of blood, ought naturally to have secured to him a considerable share in that monarch's favour. But unhappily Louise, the king's mother, had contracted a violent aversion to the house of Bourbon, for no better reason than because Anne of Bretagne, the queen of Louis XII., with whom she lived in perpetual enmity, had discovered a peculiar attachment to that branch of the royal family; and had taught her son, who was too susceptible of any impression which his mother gave him, to view all the constable's actions with a mean and unbecoming jealousy. His distinguished me...

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Title:History Of The Reign Of Charles The Fifth Volume 1; With An Account Of The Emperor's Life After His…Format:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.48 inPublished:May 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217960499

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