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History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic, vol 3

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Published: 1837
Language: English
Wordcount: 150,097 / 474 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.9
LoC Category: DP
Downloads: 571
mnybks.net#: 5769
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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onal feuds, consented either to throw their weight into the same scale, or to remain neutral. [1]

Having thus secured himself from molestation in Italy, Louis the Twelfth entered into negotiations with such other European powers, as were most likely to interfere with his designs. The emperor Maximilian, whose relations with Milan would most naturally have demanded his interposition, was deeply entangled in a war with the Swiss. The neutrality of Spain was secured by the treaty of Marcoussis, August 5th, 1498, which settled all the existing differences with that country. And a treaty with Savoy in the following year guaranteed a free passage through her mountain passes to the French army into Italy. [2]

Having completed these arrangements, Louis lost no time in mustering his forces, which, descending like a torrent on the fair plains of Lombardy, effected the conquest of the entire duchy in little more than a fortnight; and, although the prize was snatched for a moment from his grasp, yet French

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