Landmarks Of History Volume 2

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byCharlotte Mary Yonge

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...in his own room at night, and in the morning was found dead on his bed, the coverings drawn closely over his mouth, a stick clenched fast in his hand, gnawed all over, and marked with foam, and his white hair stained with blood, as if, in a lit of rage, he had dashed his head against the wall, and then stifled himself with the bedclothes. This wretched old man died in 1303, in the eighty-sixth year of his age. PART III. DESTRUCTION OF THE ORDER OF THE TEMPLE. 1303-1314. Benedict XI. was elected in the place of Boniface VIII., and proceeded to excommunicate the authors of the outrage. No sooner was this news carried to Philippe IV., than knowing Benedict to be a good and upright man, he resolved to be rid of him, and bribed two of the cardinals to poison him, so that he died early in 1304. A great many of the cardinals had accepted bribes from Philippe, but about half the conclave were firmly opposed to him, and it seemed as if they would never come to an election. At last they settled that the cardinals of the. party hostile to France should choose three persons, all Frenchmen, and that those of the French party should fix on one of them to be Pope. The three were chosen who were thought to have the greatest motives for hatred to Philippe; whose friends, on the other hand, sent to ask him which of them he wished to have appointed. Philippe had reason to think that of the three, the Archbishop of Bordeaux had the least principle and firmness, and he therefore resolved to let him be elected, first, however, making his own terms. For this purpose he went secretly from Paris, met the archbishop in an abbey near St. Jean d'Angely, and promised him his influence on six conditions. Four of these related to the old quarrel with Boniface, the...

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...in his own room at night, and in the morning was found dead on his bed, the coverings drawn closely over his mo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217781578

ISBN - 13:9780217781572

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