History Of The Reign Of Ferdinand And Isabella (volume 3); The Catholic, Of Spain by William Hickling Prescott

History Of The Reign Of Ferdinand And Isabella (volume 3); The Catholic, Of Spain

byWilliam Hickling Prescott

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...authority on a sure basis, and fencing it round so as to screen it effectually from the insults to which it had been formerly exposed. He retained in pay most of the old Italian levies, with the ostensible purpose of an African expedition. He took good care that the military orders should hold their troops in constant readisess, and that the militia of the kingdom should be in condition for instant service. He formed a body-guard to attend the royal person on all occasions. It consisted at first of only two hundred men armed, and drilled after the fashion of the Swiss ordonnance, and placed under the command of the chronicler Ayora, an experienced martinet, who made some figure at the defence of Salsas. This institution probably was immediately suggested by the garde-du-corps of Louis the Twelfth, at Savona, which, altogether on a more formidable scale, indeed had excited his admiration by the magnificence of its appointments and its thorough discipline. Notwithstanding the king's general popularity, there were still a few considerable persons who regarded his resumption of authority with an evil eye. Of these, Don Juan Manuel had fled the kingdom before his approach, and taken refuge at the court of Maximilian, where the counsellors of that monarch took good care that he should not acquire the ascendancy he had obtained over Philip. The duke of Najara, however, still remained in Castile, shutting himself up in his fortresses, and refusing all compromise or obedience. The king without hesitation commanded Navarro to march Zurita, Anales, torn. vi. lib. 8, cap. 10.--MSS. de Torres y de Ovicdo apud Mem. de la Acad. de Hist., torn. vi. Ilust. 6.--D'Auton, Hist, do j Louys XII. part 3, chap. 38. The Catholbking was very minute in his...

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Title:History Of The Reign Of Ferdinand And Isabella (volume 3); The Catholic, Of SpainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021796060X

ISBN - 13:9780217960601

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