The History of the Papal States, from Their Origin to the Present Day; In Three Volumes Volume 2

The History of the Papal States, from Their Origin to the Present Day; In Three Volumes Volume 2

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...throne as successor of Benedict VII., they seize as they had done with John XIII.; he also is thrust into the dark recesses of the " citadel of the Cenci." There he was destroyed by poison, according to one account; according to another, he was starved to death. One of the venerable Pontiff's murderers, that is, Bonifacio Ferucci, who overflowed the measure of his enormities by once more usurping the see of the Apostles, was struck dead by the visitation of God, after a few months. His lifeless body being abandoned by his own followers, was laid hold of by the rabble, at whose hands it was made to suffer every most detestable and base indignity. As for the other, when we meet with him next, in less than two years from the death of his accomplice, he is still true to his destiny, as the scourge of the Apostolic see. " In Castellum Sancti Angeli relegatum, fame, ut perhibent, aut veneno, enecuit."--Herman. Contractus, in Chron, As successor of the murdered Pontiff, another of the same name, John XV. was next elected. Martinus Polaccus and Tolomeo da Lucca inform U9 that he was a person of great erudition. They also refer to his writings. The reign of John XV. commenced in 985. " In 987," says Muratori, " Crescensio having in his power the castle of Sant' Angelo, commenced such a cruel persecution against him, that this excellent Pope was obliged to make his escape from Rome, and to take refuge in Tuscany. This did not exactly tally with the wishes of the ' consul, ' the title by which Cenci, at that juncture, held sway over the city. He knew there was ready to restore the Pontiff, a force which it would be beyond his capacity to resist; he therefore sent a deputation to implore of him in the most suppliant manner, ...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236623317