The History Of The Reign Of The Emperor Charles V Volume 3

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWilliam Robertson

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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. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ...likewife to acquire an eftablifliment of fuch dignity and value for one of his fons. Reverence, however, for the oath, by which he had fo lately confirmed the truce of Vaucelles; the extreme old age of the Pope, whofe death might occafion an entire revolution in the political fyflem of Italy; together with the reprefent-ations of Montmorency, who repeated all the arguments he had ufed againft the firft league with Paul, and pointed out the great and immediate advantages which France derived from the truce; kept Henry for fome time in fufpenfe, and might poflibly have outweighed all Caraffa's arguments. But the Cardinal was not fuch a novice in the arts of intrigue and negociation, as not to have expedients ready for removing or fur-mounting all thefe obftacles. To obviate the king's fcruple with regard to his oath, he produced powers from the Pope to abfolve him from the obligation of it. By way of fecurity againft any danger which he might apprehend from the Pope's death, he engaged that his uncle would make fuch a nomination of Cardinals, as mould give Henry the abfolute command of the next election, and enable him to place in the papal chair a perfon entirely devoted to his intereft. In order to counterbalance the effecl of the Book. Conftable's opinion and influence, he employed---, not only the active talents of the Duke of Guife, l&-and the eloquence of his brother the Cardinal of Lorrain, but the addrefs of the Queen, aided by the more powerful arts of Diana of Poitiers, who, unfortunately for France, co-operated with Catherine in this point, though fhe took pleafure, on almoft every other occafion, to thwart and mortify her. They, by their united felicitations, eafily fwayed the King, who leaned, of his own accord, to that fide...

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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. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ...likewife to acquire an eftablifliment of fuch dignity and value for one of his fons. Reverence, however, for th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021734996X

ISBN - 13:9780217349963

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