History of the House of Austria, from the Foundation of the Monarchy by Rhodolph of Hapsburgh, to the Death of Leopold the Second; 1218 to 1792 Volume 1, No. 1

History of the House of Austria, from the Foundation of the Monarchy by Rhodolph of Hapsburgh, to the Death of Leopold the Second; 1218 to 1792 Volume 1, No. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1807 edition. Excerpt: ...the roads during winter. But jEneas Sylvius, who was intimately acquainted with the weakness of the pontiff, partly by threats, partly by promises, and partly by argument and ridicule, overcame his reluctance; and as Frederic continued his journey, the pope at length consented to receive him at Rome, and hypocritically testified his impatience to meet the head of the empire. U5l. t tne clse f tne year- Frederic took his departure from Gratz, accompanied by his ward Ladislaus, and his brother Albert, and attended by a numerous suite of German princes and prelates, and an escort of horse. He passed through Verona and Padua to Ferrara. Here he received overtures from Francis Sforza, who proposed to accept the investiture of the Milanese as an imperial fief, and invited him to receive the crown of Lombardy at Monza, according to antient custom. But Frederic unwilling to relinquish his pretensions to the duchy, or perhaps considering such a compliance as a degradation of the imperial dignity, declined his overtures, and proceeded by Bologna and Florence to Rome. He met his intended bride at Sienna, and before before he entered the papal territories, took an oath of fidelity, or Chapter 16. rather of submission to the pope. llZllL' His expences were defrayed, and on his route the Italians received him with the respect due to his higli dignity. An eye-witness say of the Paduans, that they fell prostrate at his feet; and if the Divinity himself had descended from heaven they could not have paid him more honours; but these marks of respect and affection were occasionally blended with a contempt and licentiousness, from which the escort of Frederic was too feeble to protect him. At Viterbo, as he was passing through the streets in solemn procession...show more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236535944
  • 9781236535948