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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...of Savoy, and on the 10th of October a treaty was signed at Vercelli, by which it was agreed that Novara should be evacuated. Lodovico Sforza engaged to acknowledge himself the vassal of the French King for Genoa, and to permit that city to fit out armaments for the service of France; he agreed to remain in the Venetian league only so long as nothing was meditated against France; to allow the French a passage through his territories, and even to accompany Charles to Naples, if he returned into Italy in person. Charles on his side promised not to support the pretensions of the Duke of Orleans to Milan, and Lodovico agreed to pay 50,000 ducats to that Prince, and to cancel a debt of the King's of 80,000. The Venetians would not directly accede to this treaty; but they declared that they had no war with the ' For this epoch, and in general for the Italian wars, see Rosmini, Vie do Tr-ivulce. King of France on their own account, and that they had merely seconded the Duke of Milan as their ally. Charles also cultivated the good will of the Florentines by sacrificing to them the Pisans, though an amnesty was stipulated in their favour. Without waiting for the execution of these arrangements, he hastened back to France, leaving a corps at Asti under command of Trivulzio; and reaching Lyons, November 9th, after fourteen months' absence, he again abandoned himself to pleasure, which was not even interrupted by the death of his only son Roland. Charles had not quitted Naples aweek when Ferdinand II., landed at Reggiowith an armycomposed of Spanish and Sicilian troops. Ferdinand of Aragon now sent a body of Spaniards to aid the Neapolitan King, under the command of Gonsalvo de Cordova; but he was completely defeated at Seminara by...show more

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