History Of The Reign Of Charles The Fifth (volume 3)

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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. 1884. Excerpt: ... BOOK III. Erroneous Opinions respecting Charles.--His Interest in Public Affairs.--Luis de Avila.--Petty Annoyances.--Visit of Francisco Borja.--Charles's Memoirs of Himself.--Visit of his Sisters to Yuste.--Death of Queen Eleanor.--Charles's Resignation of the Imperial Title.--His Zeal for the Faith. It has been a commonly received opinion that Charles the Fifth, on entering his monastic retreat, conformed so far to the spirit of the place as to abjure all connection with temporal concerns and to devote himself entirely to the great work of his own salvation. This opinion found favor with the ancient chroniclers, who, as we have intimated, thought by it to enhance the value of the sacrifice made by a monarch who could descend from the proudest pinnacle of earthly grandeur to bury himself in a convent. "He was as completely withdrawn from the business of the kingdom and the concerns of the government," says one historian, "as if he had never taken part in them;"--"so entirely abstracted in his solitude," says another contemporary, "that neither the arrival of the treasures brought in his fleets from the Indies, nor the sound of arms, amidst which his life had been hitherto passed, had any power to disturb his tranquillity." Yet the same writer tells us that, on one occasion, the minister Granvelle having remarked to Philip the Second that it was the anniversary of the day on which his father had abdicated the government, "True," replied the king, "and the anniversary also of the day on which he repented having done so." The incorrectness of these statements is proved by the letters of Charles himself, as well as by those of his household, from the convent of Yuste. When the monarch took up his abode among the Jeronymites, the affairs of Philip wore a gloo...

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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. 1884. Excerpt: ... BOOK III. Erroneous Opinions respecting Charles.--His Interest in Public Affairs.--Luis de Avila.--Petty Annoyances.--Visit of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217960537

ISBN - 13:9780217960533

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