The History of Italy Volume 10 [ePub]

by Francesco Guicciardini

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. 1763 edition. Excerpt: ... HISTORY OF THE Wars in Italy. BOOK XX. CONTENTS. War against the Florentines, in which the Prince of Orange is killed. The Florentines, after a long Siege, subdued by Famine j submit to Caesar, who appoints Alessandro d' Medici Head of their Republic. Caesar, after receiving the Imperial Crown in Bologna, takes a Progress into Germany, from whence he returns, and has another Interview with the Pope Bologna. The Pope, to jhew himself a common Father, has, after this, an Interview with the King of France at Marseilles, where a Marriage is agreed between Henry, the King's Second Son, and the Pope's Niece Catarina. The Pope, soon after his Return to Rome, fckens and dies, and is succeeded by Cardinal Farnese, who takes the Name o/"Paul III. HIS Peace and Confederacy put an End to those long and burdensome Wars, which had continued above Eight Years, with so many mocking Events, and all Italy remained free from the tumultuous Noise and Perils of Arms, except the City of Florence, the War of which had conduced to the Peace of the rest, but the Peace of the rest aggravated its War. For as soon as the Difficulties, which were under Debate, were digested, so as to leave no Room to doubt of bringing the Agreement to Perfection, Casar having removed -A D- removed his Troops from the State of the Venetians, sent Four Thousand German War pro-Foot, y'wo Thousand Five Hundred Spagwnst lYitnijh Foot, Eight Hundred Italians, and FUrtntinuaDove Three Hundred Light Horse with Twenty Five Pieces of Artillery, to the War against the Florentines, in which there happened very few Actions, and those hardly worth relating, the Besiegers not having Resolution enough .to assault the City, and those within having no Inclination to try Fortune; - for they.



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