The Life and Times of Francis the First King of France. 2nd. Ed Volume 2

The Life and Times of Francis the First King of France. 2nd. Ed Volume 2

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ... of a general council, and give efi'ect. in his own kingdom to what should there. be decreed; that he should contribute to an universal war by all Christendom against the Turk; that he should renounce any treaty he might have made with the states of Germany, which were prejudicial to the house of Austria; and that as a guarantee for the observance of these several articles, he should consent to the duke of Orleans remaining for three years after his marriage at the court of the emperor; or that the emperor should retain possession during the same period of the fortresses of Milan. These articles were transmitted to Francis, who, with the-advice of his council, replied to them in the following terms: That although he had an indefeasible right to the duchy of Milan, independently of any proposition for his son's marriage, he would willingly accept it as the dowry of the emperor's niece: that he was prepared' to perform the treaties of Madrid and Cambray, in all such particulars as lay within his power, and that he was ready to submit all points in dif-. ference respecting them to the arbitration of the Pope: that he was willing to give up all he had taken from the duke of Savoy, on the emperor's evacuating the Milanese fortresses; but that until all these things should be done, there was no pretence for requiring the French troops to quit either Hesdin or the places they had won in Savoy: that his duty as a Christian prince, required him to conform to the decrees of a general council, and to aid in its convocation whenever the interests of the church required it, and that this therefore ought not to be an article of th'e treaty: that the same reason applied to the proposed war against theTurks; and that he was...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911571
  • 9781236911575